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2013 Lexus LS 600h F Sport revealed with 327kW

August 21, 2012

Lexus has revealed the all-new 2013 Lexus LS 600h F Sport, which, Lexus boasts, is the company’s most powerful F Sport model ever made. The new model will make an official local debut at the Melbourne Cup Birdcage marquee in November.

The Lexus LS 600h is the company’s most top-of-the-range model. It features not only a powerful V8 engine, it’s also paired with a hybrid electric motor system to add more power and improve efficiency.

Like various other Lexus models, the F Sport brings a number of sporty highlights to the exterior, interior, and some mechanical changes to improve driving feel.

In the LS 600h F Sport you get a full bodykit on the outside with sharper front and rear bumper bars, as well as black mesh in the grille, you also get 19-inch black-detailed alloy wheels, and F Sport badges.

Inside, the F Sport comes with a sports steering wheel, 16-way electronically adjustable sports seats, and aluminium pedals and sill plates. It also comes with all of the very high-end of luxury features that you’d expect on a top-line Lexus.

Mechanically, the 2013 Lexus LS 600h F Sport comes with sports air suspension which is 10mm lower than the normal LS suspension. On top of this, the F Sport also gets a company-first ‘active stabiliser bar technology’, as well as Brembo six-piston front brakes, and five different driving mode settings selectable from inside the cabin.

Power comes from a V8 engine coupled to an electric motor system. Combined output is 327kW. This allows the big LS to hustle from 0-100km/h in just 6.3 seconds, partly thanks to the all-wheel drive system.

The LS F Sport will perpetuate the company’s plan to release 11 different F Sport variants by the end of this year.

The 2013 LS is set to hit the showrooms in late-2012/early-2013.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.