Lexus has made its off-road icon undergo a total transformation in terms of tech, drivetrains, and design. Having earned a well-deserved reputation for performance on trails, rugged reliability, and luxurious appointments, the car giant had become slightly stagnant over the last few years. However, with the 2024 models, the new GX brings a breath of fresh air into the Lexus lineup.
Styling and Trim Patterns
Much more squared off and bulky now, the Lexus has emerged to take the emphasis away from the trademark spindle grille. This enabled it to don some resemblance to the off-road SUVs like the Mitsubishi Montero, FJ60 Land Cruiser, etc. The 2024 GX offers six trim levels with varying stages of comfort, off-road capability, and performance. These levels include Premium, Premium+, Luxury, Luxury+, Overtrail, and Overtrail+.
The New GX Engine Mechanism
The 2024 GX presents a 3.4-liter twin-turbo V-6 engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission, working with 349 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The new model comes with standard four-wheel drive and a Torsen locking limited-slip center differential. The electronic transfer has been updated for quicker shifts between the four-high and four-low. The towing tops at 8,000 pounds, while the lower ranges fall around 6,990 in the Luxury models.
The 2024 GX’s Infotainment and Safety Technology
The new 7-seater Lexus GX models from 2024 bring with them features like illuminated charging ports, a Black NuLuxe scheme lined with the Olive Ultrasuede material. This leaves the cabin with a luxurious look and feel, keeping it ready for forest explorations. In the Overtrail+ models, the seat designs provide massaging capabilities, and supportive bolstering with an extending cushion in the driver’s seat. Further, every Lexus GX makes and model from 2024 has a 14-inch touchscreen with Android Auto capability and wireless Apple CarPlay, along with a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Further, all these models are equipped with the Lexus Safety System+ 3.0, which also provides additional active driving alerts.
The Fast and The Furious movie franchise is now one of the biggest in Hollywood. There have been nine ‘Fast and Furious’ movies, with each bringing edge-of-your-seat driving stunts to our screens. Each film has tons of cars to choose from, and these are the best from the Fast and Furious movie franchise.
1994 Toyota Supra Mk IV
The first car we really get to know Brian O’Conner in is the 1994 Toyota Supra Mk IV. It becomes a rags to riches story for the car, which begins as a rusted model from a scrap dealer. Once it has been given the street racing makeover, the Supra becomes an instant hit. At the end of Dom and Brian’s iconic race in the first movie, we see Dom riding off into the sunset in this Supra as Brian throws him the keys to get away.
1970 Dodge Charger
One car which has earned cult status in the movies is the 1970s Dodge Charger driven by Dom Toretto. He struggles to tame this beast in the beginning, possibly because it puts out 900bhp, but now it’s basically the hero’s main ride. The car has appeared in four of the eight main ‘Fast and Furious’ movies and is known for doing a quarter-mile drag in under nine seconds.
1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34
Another of Brian’s most iconic cars is the 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34. This car debuts in ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’ and is used in the scene where Brian famously jumps a bridge. The Nissan Skyline is one of the most iconic street racing cars in the world, and the Fast and Furious franchise made sure to pay homage to it in style.
Each of these cars makes you want to put the pedal to the metal and life your life one quarter-mile at a time. They are fast, furious, and the most memorable cars from the famous movie franchise.