The 2018 LS shares a front-engine platform with the high-performance LC coupe. The all-new front-midship design delivers exceptional balance and allows for a lower overall height and driver position, enhancing handling thanks to a lower center of gravity. The result is sport-inspired stability, responsiveness and, ultimately, one of the most confident and engaging driving experiences we’ve ever created.
ADAPTIVE VARIABLE AIR SUSPENSION
Numerous next-generation Lexus technologies work together for a unique approach to comfort and control. The Adaptive Variable Suspension features dampers that are continuously variable through 650 levels, allowing you to stiffen or soften the drive for enhanced response or comfort, based on your preferred drive mode. The all-new front and rear suspension supports were created from cast aluminum, drastically improving handling stability and allowing the driver to receive direct feedback through the steering wheel.
Available on every LS model, full-time all-wheel drive delivers engine power to all four wheels, and a TORSEN® limited-slip center differential* efficiently distributes it between the front and rear axles, helping optimize traction, handling and control in a variety of driving conditions.
DRIVE MODE SELECT
Inspired by the LFA supercar, controls are positioned on the outer instrument panel for seamless operation and our most engaging Drive Mode Select yet.Learn More
LS 500 F SPORT
The LS F SPORT is equipped with high-performance brakes for an unrivaled driving experience. In front are six-piston monoblock aluminum calipers, paired to massive 15.7-inch ventilated rotors that feature a two-piece design and spiral internal fins for enhanced cooling. In addition, you'll find large, high-friction coefficient brake pads* that deliver serious stopping power.
EXCLUSIVE PERFORMANCE PACKAGE
Take the exhilarating drive even further with the first-ever LS Performance Package, offered on the rear-wheel drive LS F SPORT, featuring active stabilizers, Variable Gear-Ratio Steering and Active Rear Steering that enhance overall vehicle agility and control. Active Rear Steering elevates performance at all speeds, improving maneuverability at low speeds, enhancing responsiveness at mid speeds and providing added stability at high speeds.
F SPORT STYLING
LS F SPORT
LS F SPORT
Black leather with white perforations
LS 500 RWD
OUR FIRST-EVER TWIN-TURBOCHARGED ENGINE
The twin turbochargers in the new LS 500‐developed in-house‐are among the world’s most efficient in a production vehicle,* while also delivering a thrilling 416 horsepower,* 442 lb-ft of torque,* and a zero-to-60 time of 4.6 seconds.* The powerful engine leverages Formula One® technology, such as straight intake ports, and it also has a longer stroke and laser-clad intake-valve seats.
10-SPEED DIRECT-SHIFT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
The all-new 10-speed Direct-Shift automatic transmission is the first in its class,* delivering the optimal gear for a wide variety of driving conditions and offering paddle shifters for when you want control at your fingertips.
THE FIRST MULTISTAGE HYBRID PRESTIGE LUXURY SEDAN
Combining class-leading technology,* impressive fuel economy* and the robust performance of dual power sources that are always charged and ready, the LS 500h is the breakthrough that recasts the entire concept of excellence in the category.Learn More
EXCLUSIVE DRIVE MODES
In addition to Sport S, Sport S+, Comfort, ECO and Custom modes, the LS 500h also offers an entirely new hybrid technology. Manual mode allows the driver to freely select any gear using the paddle shifters. And taking the driving experience even further, next-generation technology uses sensors to estimate the driver’s intentions and select the optimal gear, regardless of the drive mode that’s selected. Making the vehicle more efficient with a simple push of a button, EV mode* enables you to drive for short distances at low speeds on battery power alone.
Dynamic Rear Steering, Variable Gear-Ratio Steering, active stabilizers and more.Learn More