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Lexus GS 450h 2013
Lexus GS 450h 2013 was unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show 2011. Back in 2007, the GS 450h was the first hybrid-powered luxury sport sedan to enter the market and today, the GS 450h is the world’s first premium performance sedan to be equipped with a V6 Atkinson cycle gas engine and two-motor hybrid system, in a front engine rear-wheel drive vehicle. With a total system power output of 338 hp, the GS 450h accelerates effortlessly from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds. As with all Lexus hybrid vehicles, the new GS 450h is a full hybrid capable of operating in gas-only or electric-only modes, as well as a combination of both. Its Lexus Hybrid Drive system features an ultra-smooth running, Atkinson cycle 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to a compact, high-output, water-cooled permanent magnet electric motor. The two powerplants drive the rear wheels both independently and in tandem, as needed.