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2010 Lexus LS 600h

Posted: 07/01/2010 - 11:06 PM ET

The 2010 Lexus LS 600h is the planet's first full V8 hybrid. It features a 5.0L 438 horsepower 4-cam V8 engine with all aluminum heads and block. Four valves for each cylinder and dual variable valve timing with intelligence electronic intake control help to propel this new luxurious, sporty hybrid from 0 to 60 miles per hour in only 5.5 seconds. 13.8-second quarter mile times and an electronically limited fastest track speed of 130 miles per hour have also been reported. The drivetrain is completed by an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (ECVT) that features 2-speed reduction and a special mode for driving in the snow.

The big power and fast speeds demonstrated by the 2010 LS 600h Lexus are accomplished while still maintaining international certification as a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV-II). It's hybrid system features a high output, permanent magnet electric drive motor and a complex system for regenerative braking that keeps the rear-mounted battery system charged. The 600h also throws in full-time all wheel drive with a TORSEN limited-slip differential, and a final drive ratio of 3.916:1, to optimize responsiveness. Base pricing begins at $108,800 plus an $875 charge for handling and processing. Be sure to practice safe online shopping habits.

You can count on loads of standard safety features being included on your new LS 600h 2010 Lexus. Just a few include:

  • Electronically modulated damping;
  • Power-assisted antilock disc brakes with electronically controlled braking (ECB);
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution;
  • Electronic brake assist;
  • Welded steel unibody construction;
  • Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system;
  • Lane Keep Assist w/ Lane Departure Warning;
  • Advanced Pre-collision System (APCS);
  • Driver Attention Monitor;
  • And so many more...

Exterior bodily dimensions for the 2010 Lexus LS 600h measure 203.9 inches and overall length, 73.8 inches in width and 58.3 inches in height. Its wheelbase measures 121.7 inches and it features a curb weight of 5203 pounds. The 22.2 gallon fuel tank, when filled, will allow travel of up to well over 400 miles. The 600h has been estimated by the EPA to deliver 20/22/21 mpg. On the inside, you'll find 38.0 inches of headroom, 58.5 inches of shoulder room and 55.4 inches of hip room. Experience the design intricacies and driving thrills of the new Lexus 600h beginning today.



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