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Lexus champagne glass re-creation - click above to watch video after the jump

In response to the Lexus owner who unsuccessfully attempted to re-create the now-classic 1990 tv commercial that launched the brand, Lexus proves it's still possible. Cleverly showing that it's paying attention, Lexus took the time to pull a 2011 LS460 and 1990 LS400 into the garage, level them (that's the key!) and run the respective V8s up north of 4,000 rpm. In all cases, the stack of champagne glasses remained unperturbed on either hood. Good show of customer-engagement moxie. Check it out after the jump. Thanks for the tip, Jub!

[Source Lexus/Youtube]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      I think its cool that Lexus took the time to reply with a YouTube video.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Probably because nobody was killed.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Exactly what I was thinking! Good on them to be paying attention and to respond quickly!
        • 4 Years Ago
        att : ali - i agree, i think it is cool.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Ok, so it was a viral add idea to begin with...
      • 4 Years Ago
      So smooth and refined.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That is what Lexus is all about! Best car brand ever!
      • 4 Years Ago
      won't count

      The ORIGINAL was a black Lexus and until they find that actual car and roll back the miles by driving backwards IT WILL NOT COUNT
        • 4 Years Ago
        1/2 a star? Tough audience.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I have a 1994 ES 350 with 280,000 miles and I'm SURE my car could do the same test
      and pass it
      • 4 Years Ago
      In 1989 this might have been impressive, but you now have regular vehicles that can attain this. I put a nickel on it's side on a new Taurus and it balanced it perfectly well while revving.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Lexus thinks people ate stupid.
        • 4 Years Ago
        att : ant14 - Why don't you try it and post it on youtube for us all to see. Let us know when you have done it.

        Furthermore, i have never seen an advertisment of another car maker balancing champagne glasses on the hood of a car with the engine running at relatively high rpm's ... have you ?
        • 4 Years Ago
        att : CoupeDeBill - We know those who buy anything from GM are stupid. But then again, to need a multi-billion dollar bailout means the company had been very stupid for many years.

        How many American companies (airlines, financial institutions, carmakers) have needed multi-billion dollar bailouts now ... doesn't say much about 'stupid' American companies, does it ... mmm !!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Thought that was Tosh in the headlining photo.. Lexus doing a web redemption!
      • 4 Years Ago
      This just proves to me their marketing dept is sitting around reading autoblog instead of working! Well, at least they have that in common with us!
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      • 4 Years Ago
      To the person dissing Buicks:

      I had a '79 Buick through college and after -- '87-'92/'93. It was a GREAT car, moved me from dorm to apartment and home for the weekend with a couple of friends and all of our laundry. Gave it to a farmer uncle when I was ready for something else -- I believe it ran another 6-7 years for him, hauling farm implements, sitting outside in the rain and snow and salt and mud. Ran for a little more than 20 years, I believe.

      Not saying a Toyota or other car can't run 20 years as well -- my next car was a used Camry (1991), and my uncle might still be using that one. Also a great car; I loved it. My first stick shift. But the GM was a beauty, comfortable and built like a tank. The Camry was a 4 cylinder vs the Buick's 8, so in terms of power, the Buick won hands down.

      • 4 Years Ago
      i KNEW this was coming... lol... i can only hope they do a national campaign commercial with that All New GS & champagne glasses... (2cents)
      • 4 Years Ago
      No mention at all of the original guy jamming his foot onto and off of full throttle, while the Lexus guys slowly revved to a seemingly predetermined (down from redline) point.
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