Lexus looks set to build a
hybrid version of its
It'll be here in under two years and it'll house a
It's likely to be the same at the one in the 600h saloon, that is, a
5-litre V8 with continuously-variable transmission coupled to an
electric motor and battery package.
Total output is said to be 435bhp,
according to Autocar. Performance is likely to be in the sub-four
seconds range for zero to 60mph, with a top speed of around 200mph. The
rear wheels will definitely be driven but it's undecided whether the
front ones will be as well.
Meanwhile, the motor in the non-hybrid version, which was originally
to be a V10, will now become a V8 in accordance with this year's F1
regulations; parent company Toyota is looking to reap some marketing
benefits from its huge F1 investment. (Pistonheads)