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Old 3rd April 2004, 12:24   #1
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Lexus LS500



Lexus IS350 GT


Lexus wants to attack the German noble models directly in the next years? with hybrid drive and an optics like a rolling challenge. Thus the Japanese will crown all models with a sporty Topmodell, which is called GT: IS 350 GT, gs 350 GT and LS 500 GT.

Which impresses, is the technology: The LS 500 GT gets a hybrid drive. New, five litres the large V8 with 400 HP support electric motors at the front axle, which to it-shoot up to 200 HP. An all wheel system helps to bring the strength on the soil and to accelerate the largest GT on over 300 km/h. Thus would the Lexus be on the level of the strongest AMG of models? and in consumption under it. In August 2006 the Top Lexus for approximately 100,000 dollar is to roll to US dealers.

Similarly the technology of the gs 350 GT: 3,5-Liter-V6 with 300 HP (Koproduktion with Yamaha), to it 170 HP strong electric motors in front, all-wheel drive . The smaller IS 350 GT against it sets strong V6 and a again developed sequenzielles six-course transmission for 300 HP on classical rear-wheel drive? the goal of the small middle class sportsman is called BMW M3 . Also with the SUV models GT versions are planned? whether likewise with hybrid technology, is not certain. Is however probable: Model RX 400h (V6-Hybrid) comes end of the yearly on the market.
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Ohhhhh I LOVE THE IS... Extremely BRUTAL
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Looks like a cross between a new 5 and 7serieswith a bit of octavia in the first pic....but looks good.

V12, where did u get that writeup from man?

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oh sorry forgot to mention the source. Autobild. Its a translated article.
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Quote:
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Quote[/b] (v12 @ April 03 2004,11:17)]Its a translated article.
Jeez......no wonder......i was wondering man!! *i was like whats going on!!@#? i couldnt understand anything! I was wondering who the hell wrote this!

hahaha...

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Quote[/b] (Rehaan @ April 03 2004,11:25)]I was wondering who the hell wrote this!
Did it remind"s" you of SG?
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Quote[/b] (v12 @ April 03 2004,11:36)]
Quote:
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Quote[/b] (Rehaan @ April 03 2004,11:25)]I was wondering who the hell wrote this!
Did it remind"s" you of SG?
no but this certainly would

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The IS is indeed a stunner. Like acura, Lexus seems to be following the European muscular design direction too. I think that these two car makers are making the most out of BMWs disastrous bangled look

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Quote[/b] (v12 @ April 03 2004,10:54)]"with hybrid drive and an optics like a rolling challenge."
I was just like......shoot...what is all this new japanese technology! never even heard of this before! ;-]

Try to avoid putting translated articles in the future man... will save me some heartache ;-]

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In my opinion, this is the first goodlooking LS after the original 1989 LS400. Specs are decent too. IS isn't bad at all, but, I still prefer the 3 Series.
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