Perfection Meets Power; All New Lexus LS 460 Lets You Drive in Style

February 18, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Roads have been the same but the ride has changed. Those who want to hit the road in style now want do it with all the power they can get. So if you are that kind of a guy, look no further than the Lexus LS 460.

So as to make 2013 a special year, the LS 460 is available in new F Sport trim with a bolder face, crispier steering and a suspension that allows a more dynamic ride. The lowest-priced 2013 LS with all-wheel drive is $75,785, and the F-Sport has a starting retail price of $82,840 with rear-wheel drive and $85,735 with all-wheel drive.

Note that even F-Sport models have the same 386-horsepower, naturally aspirated, gasoline V-8 as the base model, and long-wheelbase LS sedans and a hybrid also are available at higher price points.

Perfection Meets Power; All New Lexus LS 460 Lets You Drive in Style

Competitors for this model are none other than the giants like Audi and BMW. Comparing the prices and power, the rear-wheel drive 2013 Mercedes S550 with 429-horsepower bi-turbo V-8 and seven-speed automatic transmission starts at $95,905, while a 2013 Audi A8 with all-wheel drive, 420-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V-8 and eight-speed automatic transmissions starts at $81,795.

Both the S-Class and A8 are available with more fuel-efficient V-6s, too. Lexus claims the F Sport’s lowered ride height, revised air suspension and steering, and Brembo brakes substantially improve the overall handling.

Further sportiness is available via a revised electronics package that includes five different drive modes. The F Sport has several exterior modifications that signals its increased aerodynamics-ism, including an exclusive front grille mesh pattern, unique front and rear lower bumper fascias, round LED fog lamps, and 19-inch wheels in a dark graphite finish.

The Hybrid version has also a center Torson limited slip differential that can vary front/rear torque split from 48:52 to 32:68. So basically, its a sports car molded into a luxury professional sedan to get you the best of both worlds.

What more can you ask for?

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