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All-wheel drive for Lexus LS 460

2008-08-21 08:40
Lexus refinement is now available with all-wheel d

Lexus refinement is now available with all-wheel drive traction in LS 460 spec, ensuring you can waft your way through the Alps in eerie silence.

Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Lexus
Model LS 460
Engine 4.6-litre V8
Power 280kW @ 6 400r/min
Torque 493Nm @ 4 100r/min
Transmission 8-speed
Lexus will unveil its new all-wheel drive LS 460 at the Moscow motor show next week.

The luxury division of Toyota has employed Torsen (owned by Toyoda, we kid you not) limited slip differential technology to enable a 40:60 rear axle bias toque distribution, powered by a 4.6-litre V8 offering 493Nm. Differential technology is shared with the bigger LS 600h.

With the addition of all-wheel drive the LS 460 is now the second car in class to offer secure traction, behind the Audi A8.

For those who travel in high rainfall or black ice areas consistently at speed it should make a lot of sense – no surprise to see it debut at the Moscow show then.


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