03. Lexus LS Redesign Doesn't Stray Too Far From The Previous Model
The 2013 Lexus LS has been unveiled, and unsurprisingly the Japanese luxury brand has elected to largely play it safe when it comes to messing with its flagship sedan's formula. The new Lexus LS features the same, angular front fascia treatment that has by now spread across almost the entire Lexus lineup, giving the car a more aggressive personality than in years past. In terms of overall size and shape the 2013 LS is a close match to its predecessor, and horsepower is up by six ponies from the same 4.6-liter V-8 engine, bringing the total to 386 for rear-wheel drive models and a puzzling 359 if optional all-wheel drive is ordered. A new F Sport edition of the car that tightens up the suspension system, adds a limited-slip differential, and a few other performance goodies makes its debut, and the LS can still be had in a 438 horsepower hybrid. Inside, the car has seen more dramatic revisions, pushing the LS into a higher class of comfort and style.