March 15, 2012

What to do with your next spare 200 grand

Yours for only $196,400, the facelifted Lexus LX570 has been given exterior styling changes at the front and rear, new 20 inch alloys, and various internal refinements. Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters now control the six speed automatic. Crawl Control, an off-road cruise control, now has five rather than three pre-set speeds and the new Turn Assist tightens the turning circle by adding more brake force to the inside rear wheel. Unchanged is the 5.7 litre V8 producing 270kW and 530Nm of torque at 3200rpm. Some 90 per cent of the torque is available at just 2200rpm. And unchanged is its enormous 138 litre tank which, at today's prices, costs more than $300 to fill. Thank heavens it'll work okay on 91. On the other hand, you can't blame the Lexus for having a big tank!

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