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1,000 Miles In A Lexus LS460L: Day 1


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Taking part in a road trip from Northern Ohio to Southern Georgia means that you’re going to need one hell of a car. As much as we would love to take a Ferrari 458 Italia down for pure speed and style purposes, the hard ride and the fire issue might get old after North Carolina.

That’s why we got ourselves a big boat, the Lexus LS. Of course, being who we are, we weren’t happy with the normal LS460, we needed the long wheelbase version with the fancy stuff in the backseat because that’s just more fun. Not to mention the L version is far more relaxing and we aim to see how we feel after such a long drive in such a comfortable cruiser.

So, our trip beings today and we will continue to update you on how the car is behaving and how relaxed and content we are with the most expensive Toyota of the bunch, besides the hybrid models and the LFA of course, with a tag of $95,000.

Enjoy the series, because we are sure going to enjoy the trip.

The Lexus LS460L pounded the east coast pavement like a real champ. The hours and miles passed by quickly, without exhaustion from the driver or the passenger. While we’re writing this, we are sitting in the backseat with the seat reclined and James Bond playing on the DVD entrainment system.

As far as comfort goes, the LS460L is sublime. The suspension is stiffer than a Cadillac, but not rough. It absorbs bumps with ease and there is little body roll in the corners. The big fat tires provide grip through the West Virginia corners and in sport mode, the handling is light, but responsive. If we have one issue, it’s that there is little feedback through the wheel and the car can roll about over rough roads.

The V8 motor is strong, but considering the LS is a very heavy car, we didn’t expect BMW performance. While it might not get up and go like its German rivals, the car feels at home on the highway. The adaptive cruise control works well, but there are still some tweaks here and there to make it perfect.

Currently we are in Virginia so our trip is about half over, or we still have half to go depending on your outlook. The Lexus has been wonderful so far and we look forward to our next report.




12 comments:

there’s a new concept for the Lexus LF-A and I would say that I’m really impressed with the speed performance of the car! And the single frame really is awesome.

Well, I have to say that this vehicle is kind of powerful! The speed performance is kind of powerful what? I wonder if Mclaren can go along with that.

Lexus would be one of the awesome and impressive production under Toyota licensed. BTW, I wonder if this vehicle belong with the recall announced by Lexus that has a defective parts?

hmm. The Lexus looks like a Toyota Camry.. The car has an appealing design though I’m not sure if its speed performance is impressive. I wonder on how’s the sale of this vehicle?

The sedan version of this car look so awesome rather than the coupe version. I don’t know the complete specs that they used in the car but I guess challenging the car to go further than 1,000 Miles will definitely proved on how great it will be.

Basing the suspension from the Cadillac no wonder that it would be a powerful car. With the modified aerodynamic kit of this car I bet it can go along with 1,000 Miles! It engine is capable of doing so.

This is just a proof on how far is the Lexus can go. With the amazing figure performance of this car on wonder he reached on that miles.

Wow! I like the speed performance of this car its quite powerful and its getting better through different modification. I wonder if they are planning to use a more powerful engine.

if it competes with GT-R, i bet this is one hell of a car, but in the end, I’d still choose the GT-R for the reputation of Muscle, exotic car Buster.

Yet another non-reason to get this unimpressive car in the news. For christ sake, who cares!!! With all this hype, anyone could sell 500 units of anything.

BTW, get a load of the G35 coupe...Infiniti should give their boys a raise. I’m stunned at how well they transformed a pretty original into an outright dashing stud.

Well, that sounds like fun. I’d love to go on a 1000 mile road trip in the greatest luxury car ever built.

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