2013 Lexus LS 600h F SPORT to be Offered in Europe

2013 Lexus LS 600h F SPORT

The 2013 Lexus LS 600h will be offered with the F SPORT package in Europe, though with some changes compared to the LS 460 F SPORT:

  • Both the LS 460 F SPORT & LS 600h F SPORT will be lowered by 10mm compared to the standard model, with Brembo front brakes and paddle shifters.
  • The RWD LS 460 F SPORT will be equipped with a Torsen limited slip differential, an Active Stabilizer System, and the paddle shifters will incorporate automatic throttle blipping on downshifts.
  • The LS 460 F SPORT will also have an intake sound creator installed, which will feed engine sound into the cabin.
  • The LS 600h F SPORT will not have the Torsen LSD — only the Active Stabilizer System will be equipped.

The purpose of the Torsen LSD is to distribute torque between the rear wheels — not exactly applicable to the AWD-only LS 600h (which also weighs 418lbs. more than the LS 460).

Also released by Lexus Europe are some new photos, including two images of the black leather interior — one with Bamboo trim and the other with Ebony Bird’s-Eye Maple Linear Espresso Wood trim:

Update: Edited for clarity.

[Source: Lexus Europe]