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Lexus GS400

(1997 model)

Brief specs of 1997 Lexus GS400

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 3969 cm3 / 242.2 cu in / 242.2 cu in, 223.7 kW / 300.0 hp / 300.0 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 420.0 N·m / 309.8 lb·ft / 309.8 lb·ft @ 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm, automatic 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 241 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)LexusIssued from1997
ModelGS400Issued until
SerieGSNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerLexusCountryAU,UK,ZA

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4801 mm / 189.0 in / 189.0 inTotal (curb) weight1678 kg / 3699 lb / 3699 lb
Width1801 mm / 70.9 in / 70.9 inDry weight
Height1440 mm / 56.7 in / 56.7 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2799 mm / 110.2 in / 110.2 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1534 mm / 60.4 in / 60.4 inTowing weight
Track rear1509 mm / 59.4 in / 59.4 inWeight distribution (front)54.0 % / 54.0 % / 54.0 %
Ground clearance155 mm / 6.1 in / 6.1 inFuel capacity75 l / 16.5 UK gal / 19.8 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.20 m2 / 23.7 sq ft / 23.7 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerToyotaValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore87.5 mm / 3.44 in / 3.44 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke82.5 mm / 3.25 in / 3.25 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.06
Fuel supplyPFiEngine displacement3969 cm3 / 242.2 cu in / 242.2 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity496.13 cm3/cylinder / 30.276 cu in/cylinder / 30.276 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio10.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power223.7 kW / 300.0 hp / 300.0 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque420.0 N·m / 309.8 lb·ft / 309.8 lb·ft at 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm / 4000 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)104.4 kW / 140.0 hp / 140.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output56.4 kW/l / 1.239 bhp/cu in / 1.239 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converteryesSpecific torque105.8 N·m/l / 0.93 lb·ft/cu in / 0.93 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.27

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)4.40 s / 4.40 s / 4.40 sTop (maximal) speed241 km/h / 150 mph / 150 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)5.80 s / 5.80 s / 5.80 sPower-to-weight ratio178.8 kW/ton / 135.5 bhp/ton / 135.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)15.10 s / 15.10 s / 15.10 sFuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
Steeringrack & pinion PASSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock3.4Turning circle
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)Suspension rearIndependent, Coil springs, Anti-roll (anti-sway) bar (ARB)
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontventilated discBrakes reardisc
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsservo-assisted, ABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Lexus GS400

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