About Lexus GS400
The Lexus GS400 is the name for the second generation of the Lexus GS models, also known as the Toyota Aristo. The series was manufactured and marketed by Lexus, the division which is in charge of luxury under Toyota.
The Lexus GS400 began its design progress two years after its predecessor, which is also the first generation of the series, the GS300's debut in 1991. Led by the chief engineer, Yasushi Nakagawa, and the chief designer, Akihiro Nagaya, the new model was also coded as the S160 series to separate from the former S140. The concept of the GS400 as a "high-performance sedan" was debuted at the 1997 Detroit Auto Show for the 1998 model year.
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The layout for the GS400 was a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive vehicle. A new platform was adopted to produce mid-size automobiles of the same layout. The engine parts of the GS400 were given an upgraded V8 engine, stronger than GS300's inline 6-cylinder engines. The V8 was paired with a 5-speed automatic transmission and could offer the vehicle an output that reached 300 horsepower. A new design was also used for the new generation. The Lexus GS400 featured quadruple headlights. The interior two were elliptical. This styling was more similar to the SC, a former vehicle for the company. For the interior parts, the stereo system was given a facelift and electroluminescent Optitron gauges were installed.
The whole automobile was improved in 2000 for the 2001 model year. It was the only major change that the GS400 received during its years. Modified grille and taillights were given to the styling of the vehicle. The headlamps were tinted subtly. The powertrain parts were given a 0.3L lift for the V8 engine which increased the torque while remaining at the peak output.