Bolstered by the success of the Lexus GS line in the past remodeling, Lexus engineers once again upped the ante. The new millennium saw the changing of the guards with the GS400 being dropped in the lineup and the stronger more powerful GS430 was sent to the frontlines. After only 3 years, in 2001 Lexus announced that the GS line has a new upgrade in engine with the release of the Lexus GS430. This is a car that can stand toe to toe with any European car that has been sent to challenge it.
Even with its design you can see how classy and sophisticated it looks. It incorporates the class of a luxury car and the sleek looks of a sports car. This luxury sports sedan from Toyota's luxury division has certainly come of age. Backing up the looks of he Lexus GS400 is a new 4.3-liter V8 that develops 300 horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 325 foot-pounds of torque at 3,400 rpm. Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) provides the capability to get extra horsepower and access full optimized fuel efficiency. A five speed automatic transmission is the only gearbox available for the Lexus GS430. With this much power, you'll feel the rush and fun this car offers.
The only thing that surpasses its performance is its luxury, For a Japanese car it has a lot of European feel to it. The usual power parts like the steering, seat adjustments and a multiple others that makes driving it a wonderful and relaxing experience. Its spacious cabin ensures that you will be comfortable inside on short or long rides. The Lexus GS430 is a complete package that provides essentially what a sports sedan should be, classy, sleek, powerful, fast, great handling and at a lower price than most German cars.