More than 1,000,000 miles of driving went into developing the 2013 Lexus GS
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  • 2013 Lexus GS 350
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350
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  • 2013 Lexus GS 350
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350
  • 2013 Lexus GS 350

When developing the new 2013 Lexus GS 350, Toyota’s luxury brand went above and beyond then just sitting around in a computer lab. According to Lexus, a part of developing the new GS 350 required the engineers to drive more than 1,000,000 miles.

“By widening the track by almost two inches and increasing the body rigidity by 14% through additional optimally placed spot- and laser-weld points, the result is a Lexus you have to experience to believe,” Lexus said.

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The engineers also reworked the front and rear suspensions to enhance handling and built aluminum components and larger bushings to reduce weight and deliver greater agility.

All I know is that 1,000,000 miles is a lot of driving.

Refresher: Power for the 2013 Lexus GS 350 comes from a 3.5 liter V6 engine making 306-hp at 6,400 rpm and a maximum torque of 277 lb-ft at 4,800 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed sequential-shift transmission allowing it to go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 142 mph. 30 to 50 mph takes just 3 seconds. The Lexus GS also comes with the Lexus Drive Mode selector allowing for four driving modes including ECO, Normal, Sport S and available Sport S+. Prices start at $46,900.

– By: Omar Rana


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  • Cad4life

    this car is old already

  • Jacob Jones

    I’m not feeling the styling on this one; the interior is beautiful, but it looks like a plasticky Japanese car. 

  • Anonymous

    I guess like the article states, “You have to experience it to believe.”

  • Jacob Jones

    I looked at one and didn’t drive it. But from the reviews I have read, it’s more sporty–but it doesn’t get the same numbers as an A6 with more weight. So I’m disappointed in that respect. It also only has a 6 speed automatic, which was puzzling.

  • Anonymous

    That’s because the A6 has a lot more torque, but that doesn’t make it a bad car, its faster than the E350 and it gets similar numbers to the 535i. But I did read somewhere that apparently Lexus was not trying to beat them performance-wise which is why they kept the exact same engine as the last generation GS.

    And I was pretty surprised that they chose a 6 speed but they drastically changed the gear ratios. If you watch the video below, that thing is doing 100 mph in 3rd gear!!!

    But I don’t know why they didn’t use the 8 speed transmission from the IS F.

  • Techie69

    This car is not catering anymore for old farts, that’s being done by Cadillac and Lincoln solely.