• Mar 18, 2011
Lexus LS 460 owner attempts to recreate classic commercial – Click above to watch video after the jump

Remember that early Lexus commercial from 1989? You know the one, where an LS 400 is sitting on a dynamometer and makes a run up to 145 miles per hour, then the camera pans to the hood, where a large pyramid of crystal champagne glasses calmly sits? An Arizona Lexus owner decided to recreate that clip using his much newer LS 460.

So, does the more advanced and powerful LS fare as well the second time around? Certainly, the owner has a rather different approach, so click past the jump and see for yourself (we've also posted the classic '89 ad for those that need a refresher).

[Source: YouTube via Lexus Enthusiast]
Lexus owner attempts to recreate classic LS commercial: Part 1


Lexus owner attempts to recreate classic LS commercial: Part 2


1989 Lexus LS 400 commercial


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      • 3 Years Ago
      No load on the engine, though knowin Youtube i was hoping the engine would blow or something.

      Without the dino it means nothing.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks like the old commercial had the car on a ramp to account for the slope on the hood besides having the car under load.
      • 3 Years Ago
      She-dooby! Shattered, shattered!
      • 3 Years Ago
      this guy has too much money and time on his hands.
      • 3 Years Ago
      gotta be the first time i've ever someone use the phrase "50-100 RPM"

      proves you don't have to be smart to make the kind of money to get a lexus
        • 3 Years Ago
        He said "28 to 33 hundred RPM".
      • 3 Years Ago
      cheap a$$ for not using real champagne...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Cant be too big of a difference, if anything there would be even more vibrations with the drive line spinning as well. Either way that old school commercial was a load a B.S. but how many commercials are really accurate anyways.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I think they're all accurate otherwise they wouldn't be on the television. That's why we have Ofcom.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The original commercial duped a lot of people into buying the car so it was successful.

        This guy's debunking, while being a completely different test, was equally successful. That car sounded like it was gonna blow. LOL
        • 3 Years Ago
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balance_(advertisement)

        "The Balance ad was also challenged by consumer advocate David Horowitz,[2] who suggested that Lexus had staged the advertisement in some way unseen to the audience.[2] In response, Lexus produced a third-party verification videotape, and performed a live, public demonstration of the same feat—showing that indeed the LS 400 could perform as promised."
        • 3 Years Ago
        The original commercial was brilliant because of its visual simplicity; it was literally used later as a "textbook example" for college business advertising textbooks. The secret to the commercial was that it could be easily repeated in front of others, like on the "Today Show" or "Good Morning America"; the incline the car was on meant that the car's hood was perfectly flat and level and that the filled glasses stacked on the hood would only be vulnerable to lateral movement. Lexus knew that their V8 was inherently, well balanced and wouldn't cause the lateral motion that could cause the glasses to fall. This commercial was as significant to introduce the Lexus brand to the world as the legendary "1984" ad was for Apple.
      • 3 Years Ago
      He should just buy an S class. Problem solved.
        rjander03
        • 3 Years Ago
        How is owning an inferior car a solution to a problem?
        • 3 Years Ago
        A Mercedes Benz inferior to a Toyota ? I'll tell you what you choose a topic that you know about and we'll discuss it...
        rjander03
        • 3 Years Ago
        Yes, that's the conclusion ones arrives at when they form opinions critically.
        • 3 Years Ago
        awww... ok then. I sometimes have a few drinks and go on the internet too.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Considering everything, I think the Lexus did admirably even in his original go at it.
      I would think most cars would even fail the first test he did.
      I imagine the slamming of the doors did not help the stability of the wine glasses either.
      • 3 Years Ago
      My Dad was part of the Advertising agency that did the original ad....and no there was no glue used :/
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wait so neutral engine revving isn't the same as using a dyno? So what have I been doing all along...
      • 3 Years Ago
      This guy is a dumb as*, i have the exact same car, i did another test the standing quarter on the radiator,(remember that the "quarter "was the second generation commercial ? )and could not get the quarter to stand the reeving of a much more powerful engine ,prone to torque lateral movement... ..so all in all commercials are made to exploit the best possible angle, next generation anything, not guarantied to duplicate the same feat, is that simple...
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