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Us roads are filled with mainly compact sedans and big bulky pick ups, trucks and SUVs. That's what's mainstream right now in the US, your daily commuter for the average person. A car that would go A to B just fine. But many of us want something with style and the power to go, we prefer cars with a character. Something that will reflect a part of our personality. A machine that is worth remembering for days to come. Lexus is a manufacturer that provides the three key ingredients for the perfect combination - power, style, reliability.  We organized the fastest models and packages that rolled out with the LEXUS logo on their bonnet, Here's our list of :

"The Fastest 9 LEXUS cars !" 

2006 Lexus LS 460 150 000$

380bhp / 4.6L / 0-62 mph in 5.7 seconds / 155mph / 1945kg

According to Lexus, the LS460 is the pinnacle of the L-finesse design theme seen on GS, IS, and ES models. Although it certainly improves on the exceptionally bland LS430, we see more of a grown-up GS than the revolutionary design that Lexus officials describe. Then again it's a safe move, and who would expect the company to stray very far from its winning formula?

We were more taken by the details, such as the projector-headlight lenses that Lexus says are inspired by Baccarat crystal tumblers and the exhaust slots integrated into the rear bumper. Inside, pay attention to the smooth leather on the steering wheel (buffed six times longer than the LS430's), a center-console cover that swings in a damped arc, and a door-slam thunk that has been modeled after that of pricey wood furniture.

The new LS's engine is still an aluminum DOHC 32-valve V-8, but it now displaces 4.6 liters rather than 4.3. Notable technology includes Lexus's dual fuel injection - a port injector and a direct injector per cylinder - seen previously on the IS350's 3.5-liter V-6, and more precise electrically actuated variable intake-valve timing (replacing the hydraulic actuation that remains on the exhaust side). Despite the small increase in displacement, horsepower is up by a staggering 102, to 380. Torque increases 55 pound-feet to 367. Surprisingly, fuel economy also improves to an estimated 19/27 mpg city/highway, a gain of 1 and 2 mpg, respectively.

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