The quiet achiever
It’s a confident buy. And it shows you’re a confident buyer
QUITE big. Quite quick. And quite . . . er, quiet.
In short, a Lexus limo, the latest version of the LS, the one that in 1989 started the whole Toyota luxury kick.
The massive apparition you see here is the 600h (hybrid) F Sport. It’s a V8 limo with sporty pose; an executive express with hatchback fuel economy. If an unlikely synthesis, it is certainly its own thing, a statement of individuality in a corporate car park full of dark, brooding German uber sedans and SUVs.
As ever, a comparison with anything roughly equivalent from Germany is no comparison at all. The $218K sticker buys the lot, fixtures and fittings that would run the length of this page and to some 50 grand in options when offered in a rival company’s car.
It’s a question of daring to be, if not radically different, then less predictable. If you need something more solid to swing about with the boys, you can point to the huge spec sheet.
There’s a yet bigger, long wheelbase, one that presumably comes with a non-optional gravitational field.
It’s all-pervading, from the dual injection, electric battery enhanced V8 through the variable suspension into the quiet cabin with soft cowhide coated mouse to navigate the multimedia system.
Tacitly conceding the LS’s rep for wallowing like a rudderless aircraft carrier in heavy seas, Lexus makes much