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Lexus LS 600h

On the road: Lexus LS 600h L

Lexus LS 600h L Premier: more of a boat than a Photographs: Simon Stuart-Miller for the

Ahoy there! This one is of a boat than a car. A barge, perhaps, like the one ferried the Queen down the in that dismal nonevent year. It’s about the size, too. Vast.

On the though, it’s oddly – to the extent that we lost it in the car at Brent Cross shopping What colour was it? We couldn’t I’m all in favour of the non-ostentatious, but may be going too far. If you spend nearly 100 grand on your you want it to be, if not flashy, then at findable in the marina. Yes, It is rather expensive – too expensive, you even say.

Inside, it’s more more like an Abramovich (I imagine) than a royal (ditto), with lots of leather and gadgets. Something – – called the Climate Concierge infrared sensors to monitor the of your face and adjusts the for optimum happiness. And if the silence of the glide needs breaking, a Mark Levinson audio will bathe you in sound. (No who Mark Levinson is. Maybe the of Audio?)

There’s so much room, probably a muster point Reclining rear seats or chill your arse as and massage it and your ego as you purr Spend an extra 10 grand on the upgrade, and they will perform unmentionable acts on you as Possibly. Anyway, you do disembark relaxed, refreshed, rejuvenated.

Actually, there’s not so much in the boot (hold?) as you might on account of the electric motor and Oh yes, it’s a hybrid, the most powerful hybrid you can buy – the V8 and electric motor combine to an output of 439bhp that to all four wheels. And its fuel and CO 2 emissions figures aren’t all that (hence the £450 tax This is a vehicle for a fat cat who can afford to pay the nose to seem a little bit

To drive? Well, it’s – nearly two and a half tonnes – so it a bit like a boat, too. at low speed, cruising silently electric power. It will go very quickly. Just sure you anticipate changes of in plenty of time, and keep a Especially in fog. For icebergs.

To be it probably has radar, too. And you really have to worry that. Your driver You are a captain of industry. This car is one to be in the of, relaxing, watching a film Titanic? Possibly, though I was more Master And Commander.

Lexus LS 600h

Lexus LS 600h L Premier


Top speed 155mph

0-62 mph in 6.1 seconds

Combined consumption (manufacturer’s figure)

Lexus LS 600h
Lexus LS 600h
Lexus LS 600h
Lexus LS 600h
Lexus LS 600h

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