Lexus is the official automotive partner of the film Black Panther – Wakanda Forever.
Commenting on the association, Mr. Naveen Soni, President, Lexus India commented, “We are once again excited to be a part of a future-forward, powerful collaboration with Marvel Studios for the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever movie. The all-electric RZ 450e is known for its authenticity, innovation and technology that is a perfect fit for the franchise, and we are delighted to bring this much-awaited film to a wider audience.
Directed by Anthony Leonard III, the film’s spot features the intrepid Dora Milaje driving the Lexus RZ 450e to a conference. Their journey quickly turns into an intense car chase scene that showcases the car’s agility. The sequence shows explosions, spears and other obstacles that the 450e easily handles and helps the Dora Malaje to safety.
Lexus RZ 450e
The Lexus RZ 450e is an all-electric SUV and Lexus’ first custom electric car. The SUV gets a 71.4 kWh battery pack that promises a range of up to 362 KM. It comes with a Direct 4 four-wheel drive powertrain powered by two separate motors. The front motor produces 203 hp and the rear motor produces 108 hp. The combined output is 312 hp and 435 Nm of torque. It can go from zero to 100 in just 5.6 seconds and reaches a top speed of 159 kmph.
The RZ 450e also gets an optional butterfly-style steering wheel that adds to its futuristic appeal. It comes with a unique steer-by-wire system that removes the mechanics between the front wheels and the driver. This electronic setup increases precision and gives drivers better control while driving the vehicle.
Currently, Lexus has not made a statement on whether the RZ 450e will come to India. For now, we get the NX SUV.
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