Lexus has come up with a cunning plan to prove their new GS Hybrid is not a boring car. The general perception of hybrids is that they are nice, gentle and relaxing cars for people who have no concept of thrill, fun and excitement. That – at least in the case of the new Lexus GS Hybrid – is not true. Lexus has gathered a group of people and gave them a ride in the GS hybrid with a racing driver at the wheel to see if they can keep their heart rate under 120 bps. Looks like this GS can really dance!
The GS450h is the kind of hybrid we like. It looks normal, and it doesn’t really sacrificial performance for economy. Adapted specifically for the hybrid powertrain, the 3.5 litre, DOHC, V6 petrol engine in this car is couple to an electric motor for a total output of 254kW/345hhp. The GS 450h will accelerates from 0-100km/h in 5.9 seconds and has a maximum speed of 250km/h. Conversely, fuel consumption has been reduced by 23% to 5.9l/100 km, and CO2 emissions have fallen to 137g/km.