LEXUS GS300 What drives it? A 228 horsepowered V6, twin-cam, 24-valve, dual VVT-I (variable valve timing with intelligence) engine with a six-speed automatic, electronically controlled transmission; rear- wheel drive with double-wishbone (front) and multi-link (rear) suspension; ventilated disks in the front, solid in the rear; rack-and-pinion steering with electronic power steering (turning radius 5.2m) on alloys with 225/50R17 tyres. How fast is it? 0-100km/h in 7.5 seconds; top speed 236km/h. How thirsty? 7.43km per litre on a 71-litre tank; emissions compliant with European step IV standards. How safe is it? Ten airbags; seats come with three-point seatbelts with pretensioners and force limiters; automatic rain-sensing windscreen wipers; intelligent adaptive front-lighting system, and lots more. Nice touches: In-car Bluetooth hands-free operation; Mark Levinson six-CD/cassette/tuner sound system. Available: Crown Motors (tel: 2511 9430).