Lexus GS 450h F-Sport: car review | Technology | The Observer

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Lexus GS 450h

Lexus GS 450h F-Sport: car

The race is on: a four-door family with the power to thrill on the – this Lexus is a cake-and-eat-it Photograph: David Dewhurst/Lexus


Top speed 155mph

a word that strikes into some and an excuse for misogyny into others. way it is clearly an issue for today’s – and a source of friction among couples. My neighbour walks from the car when his wife is at the She says she can’t do it if I am watching, he – as if she is going to the loo. Perhaps of this manufacturers have a fortune over the past on a plethora of parking aids aids might have a better name). There are and rear proximity sensors; front and even side-view (my children love gurning the number plate so I can see their faces on the dashboard); bird’s-eye graphics; and technology which you just let go of the steering wheel and the will parallel park

Yet these devices are missing the The real issue with is spaces – or lack of them. a company that lets park in private spaces at schools and elsewhere, has estimated the average city motorist six minutes and 45 seconds looking for a which adds up to a colossal hours over a lifetime. worrying about kerbing alloys or scraping the bumper – got a space, rejoice!

A vision in beige: Alan would certainly approve of interior colour scheme. Lexus

Lexus GS 450h

Loath though I was to up my space, the new Lexus GS 450h is the sort of car that’s crying out to be Mention Lexus to most and they will tell you one of two first, that it stands for Exports to the US – the acronym Toyota used when developing the for the American market; and second David Cameron and Alan were both owners. If you can the stigma of driving the motoring of posh smugness or hilarious (you decide which is your Lexus will you handsomely.

What is crucial about GS 450 is the h and the F – it is both a hybrid and a graduate of the Mount Fuji race-tuning Lexus claims that its new GS is the technologically advanced production in the world. Even allowing for aggrandisement that’s quite a But they’re not far off the mark. The GS is a V6-powered saloon as quick to 60mph as the top of performance Audis, BMWs, and Porsches, yet thanks to its eco-technology it is as and efficient as many cars its size. In many ways is what the future of performance motoring will look The petrol engine is harnessed to two engines: one functions as a generator and the other provides the oomph to take a hybrid to 155mph.

To drive the GS is whisper quiet, and nimble. Choose between the eco and setting for around town and the and sport plus (possibly an 11 on volume) for Huhne-ing down the Floor it and you get an almighty shove in the like your porch has been lassoed by a galloping

Inside, the car is comfortable but surprisingly Yes, there’s leather and and a clever finger-light remote-touch makes navigating the satnav a but for a car of this price it doesn’t that sense of privilege: we more Bullingdon and less Outside, the car looks quiet, apologetic. It’s both a car and a saloon, a cruiser and an eco wagon – a hybrid, and as such Lexus do with shouting about it. And if you do to find a place in front of house, you want the neighbours to about it.

Lexus GS 450h

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