[YesAuto Wonderful Car Life] A few days ago, Lexus Group released its first concept sports yacht under its brand in Biscayne Bay, Miami, USA. This is also the first time that Lexus brand has been involved in maritime business.
In 1997, Toyota established the maritime department and created its sub-brand Ponam, which specializes in the production of ships. As of 2016, Ponam has become the leading brand in the Japanese luxury yacht industry. However, Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda believes that Ponam's existing boats are too modest and that a sports yacht should be built to have the same sports concept as Lexus. Therefore, the Lexus concept sports yacht that came out this time.
The yacht is 12.7 meters wide, and the front part of the hull adopts a copper-yellow embracing design, which looks like a dolphin body line, which makes the yacht has a very low drag coefficient, but from a top view, the whole yacht is almost like a The key to the Maserati car floating on the water…
The hull uses a large amount of polyurethane epoxy resin and hand-woven carbon fiber materials, which greatly reduces unnecessary weight while ensuring the strength of the hull. Compared with traditional yachts of similar size, the weight is reduced by nearly 1,000 kg, which makes it have a high thrust-to-weight ratio.
In terms of power, the two V8 5.0-liter engines work together to output a maximum power of 885 horsepower, and the yacht can reach a maximum speed of 79 km/h. And this 5.0-liter V8 engine is exactly the power unit on the Lexus brand sports car RC F.
The driving position is equipped with a large color central control screen, which can display relevant information of GPS, surface radar and underwater sonar in real time, and the driver can control the onboard system through it. The driver's seat is electrically adjustable, and the driver can adjust the most comfortable sitting posture according to his needs. In addition, the seat cushion and armrests can also be opened sideways to form a co-pilot seat.
There is a small entertainment room under the front deck of the boat. The six-person leather sofa, wooden floor and audio-visual entertainment system make the cabin full of luxury. There is even a small kitchen and bathroom inside the yacht, which can satisfy the passengers. Daily needs.
“The conceptual design of the sports yacht allows us to explore how to apply Lexus' design language to the sea,” said Yoshihiro Sawa, executive vice president of Lexus International. “For Lexus Design Center, this project is very exciting. This kind of effort is very precious to us. It can stimulate the creativity of the team and push our imagination beyond the familiar automotive field.” (Guo Song, Home of Wenzhou Automobile)