Lexus once upon a time ruled the luxury saloon market producing cars so tranquil that you could literally balance a pyramid of champaign glasses on the bonnet whilst the engine was running. Today the likes of Mercedes-Benz have rather stolen the firms customer base and so to “get back into the game”, as an American basketball coach might say, Lexus needs to bring something special to the table. The 2013 LS could just be what is needed.
Hoping to get even with the Germans, the new LS certainly looks sharp. It has a very definitive stance that demands attention and separates it from the crowd. Underneath the suspension has been heavily revised to make the ride as smooth as posable. Inside the cabin technology is just a touch away with the majority of the cars toys being controlled from a large 12.3 inch touchscreen. New to the LS range is an F Sport model that sits lower, adds a shot of testosterone to the exterior styling, and a limited-slip differential.