Lexus LS 460 V8 SWB Review
Perfection upon perfection

Story and Photos by Benjamin G. Kline
14 Apr 2013

Introduction, Exterior

Since the first LS, Lexus has been setting the gold standard in producing a quality luxury sedan. Even the continental brands find it hard to emulate the successes and heights that Lexus has enjoyed in the past few years.

In recent years though, Lexus has been working silently to infuse dynamic performance into their understated luxury autos. Even their flagship LS sedans haven’t been spared this enhancement.



The most obvious changes in the LS460 is in the front where it has been updated to reflect the new corporate design shared by the current generation. There’s an equal mix of status and sporty aggression in the focused gaze of the new headlight arrangement that is enhanced with an unbroken LED daytime running light tube.

The grille has also seen a major redesign with a trapezoidal grille that seemingly threatens to hoover up anything in its path. While the side profile of the LS remains relatively unchanged, the rear is updated with LED tail lamps that reflect the Lexus symbol.

If this base Lexus isn’t exuding enough aggression for you, the F-sport variant will surely tickle your fancy with LFA inspired bits that create a menacing impression. With aggressively flared front intakes and a blacked out grille that could mistake the LS for the more illustrious LFA from a distance. 

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Engine Capacity 4608cc
Engine Type V 8
Compression Ratio 11.8:1
Bore x Stroke (94 x 83)mm
Power 381bhp @ 6400rpm
Torque 493Nm @ 4100rpm
Power to Weight 198.4 bhp per ton


Acceleration 5.8s (0-100 km/h)
Top Speed 250 km/h
Fuel Consumption (combined) 9.3 km/L

Misc Technical Data

Transmission 8 -speed Auto
Drive Type FR
Steering Electric


Body Type Sedan
(L x W x H)
(5090 x 1875 x 1495) mm
Wheelbase 2970 mm
Turning Circle 5.7 metres
Kerb Weight 1920 kg
Boot Capacity 510 L
Fuel Tank Capacity 84 L


Brakes (Front) Ventilated Discs
Brakes (Rear) Ventilated Discs