Lexus LX600: Powerhouse on wheels

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Pupkewitz Lexus last week invited Top Revs to test-drive the state-of-the-art Lexus LX600.

The vehicle comes standard with all the safety features one would expect from a six-figure car, including eight airbags, a 4k camera rear mirror, a height-adjustable and telescopic steering wheel, and a heads-up display, which provides the driver with information such as speed, lane and revs without taking his or her eyes off the road.

The car’s power-to-weight ratio is out of this world.

It lacks no power when needed, yet with its sheer size one would expect a body roll when taking sharp corners, which does not happen.

The interior offers both passengers and driver more than comfort as the car is fitted with air conditioning that can be controlled by the passengers in the rear.

To add to privacy and comfort, curtains have been installed in the back.

The high-tech gadgets which are part of the car’s centre console and the delicate stitching on the carpets ensure that LX owners know they are part of the cream of the road.

The vehicle has a powerful 3,5l V6-cylinder machine under the hood that delivers a massive 305kW and 650Nm torque.

The car is fitted with air suspension that can be managed by pressing buttons from the comfort of the vehicle, and can therefore adapt to various road conditions.

It has a ground clearance of 210mm, which means one could even visit friends in remote areas.

Since this is a seven-seater SUV, the last row of seats are operated electronically, which can be done with well-placed controls at the rear door.

The car is an all-wheel drive with a top speed in excess of 210km/h.

Fuel consumption is calculated at 12.1.3L/100km, according to statistics on the internet.

With a tank capacity of 80 litres, the car can reach almost 1 000km with one tank.

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