2000 GS 400 New Car Test Drive
The Lexus GS 400 offers brilliant acceleration performance. It will cruise all day at speeds that are not at all socially acceptable. It is an extremely stable car in fast, sweeping turns that instills confidence in the driver. And it offers excellent sports sedan performance on winding roads.
Inside is a sumptuous interior with the brilliant ergonomics that have made Lexus famous. Quality is excellent. The first thing you notice about the GS series, however, is its wild styling. The GS looks like no other Lexus. Whether parked or whipping down the road, this car silences critics who say Lexus cars have no soul.
Two models are available: GS 300 ($37,605); GS 400 ($46,005).
GS 300 shares its high-output 220-horsepower 3.0-liter inline-6 with the Lexus SC 300 coupe. The wickedly fun GS 400 comes with a 4.0-liter double overhead-cam V8 that produces 300 horsepower. Both come with five-speed electronically controlled automatic transmissions.
Our GS 400 came with the Premium Package ($3,055), which includes the Leather Trim Package, six-disc in-dash CD changer, automatic dimming outside mirrors, power moonroof, heated front seats and the excellent high-intensity discharge low-beam headlights.