2007 Lexus LS 460 First Drive
Lexus’s new flagship sedan proves that obsession isn’t necessarily a bad thing
While we’ve long been aware of this luxury brand’s reputation for quality and innovation, the more we learned about the fourth-generation LS sedan, the more we were struck by the remarkable – even obsessive – attention to detail that went into creating it. From headlight elements mocked up in genuine crystal to tuning the sound of the closing doors to mimic the solid thunk of a heavy wooden door, the men and women behind the new LS have clearly sweated over details few buyers are ever likely to notice. As a result, we think anyone who drives the LS 460 can’t help but come away with the impression that this is one very special automobile.