Lexus Tour to Arabella Estate

Last night the incredible Chris Rawlinson phoned me to invite me to a Lexus Tour sponsored by Helderberg Lexus. Of course, I couldn’t say no to Chris, as I owe Chris so many favours already.

So this morning he picked me up at my house, we drove to Somerset West, where we met Aiden Connolly, an Irishman who fell in love with a South African girl and couldn’t leave once he discovered surfing on the SA coast. Aiden gave us a run-down picked up the cars. I first drove an RX450h Hybrid SUV from Somerset West to Pringle Bay. From Pringle Bay to Arabella I drove the IS250 Cabriolet with the top down!

Then I got to drive Lexus’ M3 Killer, the IS-F all the way to 96 on Winery. (The blue one, as Emily put it)

All the Lexus cars are amazing. The IS-F has accelleration that can only be described as mental: 0-100 km/h in 4.5 seconds (I did it in 4 with a slight downhill).

But I ultimately preferred the RX450h Hybrid SUV. It has an incredible amount of power (0-100 km/h in 7.8 seconds, and plenty of additional woema when you need to pass cars on the road).

I also like the high ride height and extra visibility it offers and the rear seats fold down so you can load your surfboards in the back easily.

Best of all… It uses less fuel than a typical 1.4 litre hatchback. I.e. a pretty good example of real innovation finally starting to happen with cars in the 21st century.


3 thoughts on “Lexus Tour to Arabella Estate

  1. Love the pictures ! thanks so much for making it, think my fav was also the RX450h Hybrid SUV, is so impressive, loved the drive and the computer controls are fantastic. Gutted I didn’t get to drive the IS-F, next time though 🙂

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