Lexus is hoping to convince existing and new customers that hybrids are not boring. In their latest attempt, Lexus takes the 2013 GS Hybrid and a stunt driver who takes customers around a track while they try to keep their heart rate below 120.
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The new Lexus GS 450h Hybrid isn’t just any slow and calm hybrid. it actually allows you to go from 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds, which is pretty fast for even a regular gasoline powered sedan of that size.
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Refresher: The 2013 Lexus GS 450h Hybrid is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine mated to a compact, high-output, water-cooled permanent magnet electric motor. The two powerplants drive the rear wheels both independently and in tandem, as needed. Together, the unit produces an nice 338 horsepower, allowing for a 0 to 60 mph time of 5.6 seconds with a top speed of 131 mph.
– By: Omar Rana