2007 Lexus GS 450h

Written by tonks on November 17, 2006

2007 Lexus GS 450HThe 2007 Lexus GS 450h isn’t just your average pimped up hybrid sedan. The 2007 Lexus GS 450h delivers the performance of a modern V8 engine and sips fuel like a four cylinder; Lexus GS 450h smog forming emissions are 80% cleaner than the average car; the level of quiet during the electric-mode is half of that during normal engine operation and 0-60 is as quick as a Porsche 911 with Tiptronic. A hybrid with oomph? You bet. Base price: $54,900, EPA estimates 28/27 MPG city/highway.

A brand new model for 2007, the Lexus GS 450h is a hybrid powered luxury performance rear-drive hybrid sedan and among the quickest Lexus vehicle ever built. The new GS450h is significant not just for Lexus, but for the automotive world: it is the first hybrid luxury rear-wheel drive car available on the market.

With a 0-60 mph of 5.2 seconds, a top speed of 131 mph and a combined gas mileage of 27.5 MPG, the GS 450h is leading a new generation of hybrids. And like the new hybrids, it is transparent in other words you wouldn’t know from the outside or the inside that this sedan has an electric soul.

The skin of the 2007 the Lexus GS 450h is lean and leggy, with an arching roof line, high belt line and long hood. The hybrid badging on the lower rear door molding is discreet (maybe too discreet?); the large, exposed dual exhaust with stainless steel tips and 18-inch and five-spoke alloy wheels are bold and somewhat funky.

A lowered hood and height combined with the wider rear tread gives the GS 450h a wide stance. The Bottom line is that the Lexus GS 450h will appeal to a specific audience that likes Lexus, wants a sedate look and is going for a hybrid with wings.

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