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Lexus LS430

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And the engine, an evolution of the existing humming along on its own display showed off an abundance of finely valves, cams, and gears. The displacement is bumped to 4.3 liters, torque by 20 pound-feet to 320.

remains at 290 (a Lexus exec and hinted that the 300-hp was being saved for a future update), but the power peak has eased down the rpm scale torque maxes out at 3400 rpm of 4000 — to improve and midrange performance. Lexus the 3950-pound car will quick-step to 60 in 6.3 seconds — 0.3 second than Lexus claimed for year’s model, which we at 6.4 seconds to 60.

After sprinting from a stop into the three-digit we’re disinclined to dispute the The five-speed automatic transmission is updated from that of the model and is so smooth that gears is more of an aural a physical experience.

When asked what new of his design were most chief engineer Tanaka without hesitation, Coefficient of and electronic technology. The low Cd of 0.25 was out by intensive development of the underbody, and in configuration, the LS430 uses 28 to monitor everything from the throttle to the rain-sensing windshield

The low drag number also make this Lexus as as a medieval chapel, and the electronics such clever features as a system, which uses proximity sensors to warn of bumper banging, and the Dynamic Cruise Control, which slows the LS430 if it gets too to the car ahead.

Lexus LS430

These are just some of the myriad standard or optional In addition to the usual luxury-car it comes with a water-repellent a power rear-window shade, and wood trim to build a Options include a navigation a … sound system, and a phone.

And if these aren’t enough, an Ultra Luxury option that tosses in a variable system, an adjustable rear and enough bells and whistles to a marching band. On a more note, there’s a Euro-tuned package with stiffer and bushings and 17-inch alloy with W-rated tires.

We each suspension version of the — standard, sport, and — on the highway and on the fast, Road America race in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. of the type of suspension, the LS430 down the road seemingly a of inches off the pavement, as though and cracks and expansion joints even there.

At the limits, braking hard 105 mph to set up for a 65-mph hard right, the weight transfers smoothly without any lurching dive. It obediently to the merest hint of input and turns in smoothly and Exceed the limit, and it transitions into oversteer that’s corrected with a slight off the throttle and a mere flick of the

To say that the LS430 can do it all is understatement; it balances first-class cabin and the latest in gee-whiz technology effortless performance in a way that the best in an extraordinary class for less. The formula still

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