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  • Jul 20th 2012 at 7:50AM
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Picture the scene: You're in a quiet place; a forest. The grass is green, the sky a perfect shade of blue. It's sunny; the temperature is hovering somewhere near perfect and a gentle breeze wafts by. You look at the pretty flowers – bend down to reach one... then, BAM!

No, we're not talking about Bambi versus Godzilla – though we do offer Marv Newland a healthy round of applause. What's we're talking about is the Lexus GS Hybrid. Or, more specifically, the car's Italian advertising campaign as seen in the video below.

Lexus claims its 2013 GS 450h can accelerate from 0 to 60 in just 5.6 seconds, courtesy of its 3.5-liter V6 engine and electric motor hybrid powertrain that puts out a combined 338 horsepower. Combine that level of thrust with rear-wheel drive and a professional driver and you've got yourself some fun at the race track.

Lexus decided to put this combination together, mixing in a blend of new-car shoppers to see what effect its hybrid sedan had on the heart. Scroll down below to watch it all unfold.


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      Dan Frederiksen
      • 3 Years Ago
      it's because it's a primitive combustion engine car. put them in a tesla model S which is much quicker anyway. much more civilized
      paulwesterberg
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ok, now act surprised when the car goes fast.
      HVH20
      • 3 Years Ago
      Gotta love the marketing department. If its a Lexus, then hybrid means performance. If its a Toyota, then hybrid means fuel efficiency. If your an engineer, its means part sharing.
      Ernie Dunbar
      • 3 Years Ago
      The first thing I'm thinking is "why is *he* wearing the fire suit and helmet, and *I'm* not!?"
      Jamie Houk
      • 3 Years Ago
      @firebirdbandit "Funny how the driver has a helmet and none of the passengers do." He only has a helmet and mask on to protect himself from the people he is scaring the sh** out of.
      Marco Polo
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great car, Great ad, Great fun ! This will be my forth Lexus GS 450 h ! The Lexus GS 450h are simply the best luxury saloons I have ever owned. These are both great daily drivers and superb long distance cruisers. The build quality is second to none, easily equaling, if not surpassing, the best Mercedes has to offer. (at half the price).
      • 3 Years Ago
      Funny how the driver has a helmet and none of the passengers do.
      GR
      • 3 Years Ago
      From watching this video it looks like at least one of these people peed themselves and/or climaxed just a bit while driving on this track, haha. :-)