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Lexus LS 500 F Sport revealed New York Auto Show

Carwale logo Carwale 16-04-2017 Nikhil Puthran

Lexus thrilled car enthusiasts at the New York Auto Show by unveiling the 2018 LS 500 F Sport. As compared to its standard version, the F Sport gets a more aggressive styling cues and race track dynamics. For that exclusive quotient, the vehicle is offered in two new interesting shades of blue and white.

Lexus LS 500 F Sport revealed New York Auto Show © Lexus LS 500 F Sport revealed New York Auto Show Lexus LS 500 F Sport revealed New York Auto Show

Under the hood, the Lexus LS 500 F Sport is powered by a twin-turbo, 3.5-liter V-6 engine that is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission that generates 409bhp of power and 599Nm of torque. The rear-wheel-drive mechanism enables the vehicles to sprint from 0-100kph in less than 4.5-seconds. The vehicle is offered with normal as well as sport driving modes. Additionally, the vehicle will also be offered in hybrid version which will get two electric motors and an Atkinson-cycle, 3.5-liter V-6 gasoline engine that generates 296bhp of power and 349bhp of power.

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The Lexus LS 500 F Sport comes with 20-inch alloy wheels along with 6-piston front and 4-piston rear brake calipers. The interior gets bolstered seats with perforated leather and ultrasuede, as well as aluminium pedals and footrest. The vehicle gets a specially set-up air suspension system that has been designed for a sportier ride. Additionally, it also gets Lexus’ Dynamic Handling tech, which manages the ABS, traction control, ESC and steering to control based on speed. Though there are no plans for its India debut anytime soon, if introduced, it might be sometime by late 2018 or early 2019.

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