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4/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Lexus LS

£99,450
4/10
Overall verdict
Expensive to buy, expensive to own. Rationalists, look elsewhere; LS is outpaced by newer, greener, cheaper rivals.
 

For: 

When was the last time you saw one of these on the road?

Against: 

Expensive, should really be more economical

Overview

What is it?

Five-litre V8, four-wheel-drive, 155mph, huge. Easy target. Hang on, though, it’s a hybrid. With an electric motor. Both black AND white? How to baffle the Daily Mail.

The LS, which hasn’t been facelifted for a while, is available in just the two specs. The cheapest non-hybrid short-wheelbase 460 weighs in at £72k, and the long-wheelbase 600h tops £100k. Ouch. 

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