The new Lexus RZ 450e is safe on the road. Thanks to the 230 kW (313 hp), acceleration is brilliant: 100 km/h is reached in 5.6 seconds, however, acceleration ends at a top speed of 160 km/h. When changing direction, the weight of more than two tons is noticeable. Nothing can be expressed about the driving comfort after the first test drive on a well-maintained circuit.
We were able to test the system and compare it with a new Lexus RZ 450e with traditional steering. Remarkable difference: The RZ with conventional steering also has a traditional, round steering wheel. The steer-by-wire variant has a smaller, square control yoke.