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Lexus GS430

Introduced in as a third generation update of high-performance midsize GS line, the GS430 was powered by a 4.3-liter V-8 300 horsepower. As it spent two years as the most powerful premium sedan, it was replaced in 2003 the even more capable which housed a 4.6-liter V-8 342 horsepower.

Lexus GS430

The GS430’s 4.3-liter powerhouse, is the same engine found in the LS430, produced 325 lb-ft of at 3400 rpm. In comparison, the Lexus GS300 produced 245 horsepower. Performance-enhancing variable timing and a sport suspension set the GS430 apart from its counterpart.

Early models with a five-speed automatic A six-speed automatic was added in

When the GS430 was released, it a stylish new design for the GS line. changes included a longer and cabin, a sloping fastback-style an elegantly curved front end quad headlights and larger and a trimmer back end with

A number of features debuted with the GS430, including door glass, standard curtain airbags, stainless exhaust pipes, and six-spoke wheels.

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Per usual for GS models, the rear GS430 was best known as a sport sedan blending luxury with pure

An engine capable of 300 horsepower and 325 of torque helped the GS430 go 0-60 mph in an estimated six seconds, it on par with four-door European sedans like the Mercedes and BMW 5 Series. Variable valve kept fuel economy to a EPA-estimated 16/23 mpg city/highway.

In addition to a long list of luxury amenities ranging leather upholstery to dual-zone climate control, the GS430 equipped with new high-tech such as collision-sensing door and a power tilt-and-telescopic steering that moved out of the way when the was opened.

A spacious front and conveniences like a heated seat made the Lexus a comfortable commute vehicle, five seats and 12.7 feet of cargo space enough room to accommodate a

Lexus GS430 Features

Lexus produced the last in 2007, though the succeeding GS460 was identical save for a 4.6-liter V-8 engine.

The 2007 GS430 was equipped with the standard all-aluminum 4.3-liter V-8 and a new six-speed automatic transmission. exterior features were over from a 2006 including a longer cabin fastback profile, sharper on the sides and hood, and a short, rear deck.

Standard on the single-trim 2007 GS430 18-inch alloy wheels, and leather trim, leather 10-way power front a multi-level heated driver heated and powered mirrors, a steering wheel, audio and steering wheel controls, climate control, and a 10-speaker system with a 6-disc CD Optional upgrades included a sunroof, ventilated front touchscreen navigation system, and a Mark-Levinson sound system 5.1 multichannel playback.

Lexus GS430

Safety equipment on the 2007 included full-length head airbags, front seat-mounted airbags, antilock disc child seat anchors, and and stability control. Buyers add an optional pre-collision system prepared the vehicle for imminent by tightening front seat and stiffening suspension.

The spacious cabin allowed for 37.8 of head room and 43.5 of leg room. Rear passengers 37 inches of head room and inches of leg room. Available space was 12.7 cubic

Lexus GS430 Evolution

The GS430 debuted in 2001 as a update of the GS400. In addition to a aggressive 4.3-liter V-8 engine, the introduced a sportier fastback new front end, bigger and shorter rear deck new taillights. Other new features in include standard side airbags, child seat impact-detecting door locks, HID steering wheel audio six-spoke alloy wheels, and exhaust pipes tipped stainless steel.

Options at the time included a navigation system, premium Levinson audio system, and a and leather steering wheel. In Lexus added several options, including heated seats, a CD changer, and a sunroof. seating became standard.

restyled its GS series again for The 2006 GS430 traded its ovoid body for an even dramatically sloped fastback a more elegantly curved and crisper creases. Standard features still included like leather seats and trim on the console, doors, knob, and steering wheel.

A retracting panel was added to lesser-used controls on the dashboard.

In an optional active stabilizer was to reduce body roll on corners and a Lexus Link system was made standard. The control system was also to improve driver control.

For Lexus changed the sedan’s to the GS460 in conjunction with the of a 4.6-liter V-8 engine. However, the itself remained largely to the 2006 and 2007 GS430s.

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