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Commercial Time: can’t buy the Toyota Crown in Germany

Toyota has just launched a new commercial for their Toyota Crown Athlete S210 and it gets kind of hilarious: a Japanese businessman is trying to sell something to a German businessman in Frankfurth (you can see the Eschenheimer tower) but the German businessman only wants to buy his Toyota Crown Athlete instead as it is not for sale in Germany.
Toyota Crown Athlete S210 commercial
Why is this hilarious?

Well, watch the video below and continue to read why: Continue reading

Picture of the Week: Lexus LS400 Cutaway

This time this cut up Lexus LS400 is not a cutaway drawing but the real deal:
Picture of the Week: cutaway Lexus LS400
It is a bit of a shame I could not find a real cutaway drawing of the Lexus LS400 as this would have made an excellent example on how accurate the drawing would be. Also nice to note that since September this year the Lexus LS400 is officially a classic car now as the early models reached the age of 25 years.

Found at: Lextreme

Hilarious: recreate Lexus LS400 ad FAIL!

Back in 1989 when Toyota rebranded the Toyota Celsior to the Lexus LS400 it introduced the car with an almost unbelievable ad: a stack of champagne glasses was placed on the bonnet while the car drove 145mph (240km/h) on a rolling road. The champagne glasses remained steady even though the engine under it revved all the way up to 5000rpm. Amazing!

This Lexus owner tried to recreate that stack on his brand new 2009 LS460 (XF40) and see if it would be as good as the LS400 and his Youtube video went viral this week. He utterly fails and the stack collapses around 4000 rpm:

Now, you may think that the ad was wrong, but in reality the owner actually failed to stack the champagne glasses properly.

Lexus responded by recreating it on both a 2009 LS460 and 1990 LS400 and amazingly the stack remains stable:

Now how about that?

Also fun to watch, a parody on that 1989 ad:

Now that’s more like it! :D

Found at [Jalopnik]

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