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seat helps lessen the effect of whiplash injuries during impact. For all its luxury and comfortable-atstandstill stance, the GS300 is no slouch. Under the bonnet lies a three-litre V6 that pumps out 228hp and 300Nm of torque. Mated to a six-speed sequential shift transmission, the GS300 comfortably cruises at 100kmph in sub-2,000rpm engine speeds. Floor the throttle and there is just a fraction of a second’s lag as the car shifts into a higher gear, which is registered by your senses with the mildest of shift shocks, as the vehicle begins to pick up speed. Power delivery comes in a smooth and continuous stream, peaking at 6,200rpm. The car is also available as the variant GS430, which features a larger 4.3-litre 32-valve four cam V8 engine that produces 279hp at 5,600rpm and a maximum

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Inside-Outside INSTRUMENT PANEL

GEAR LEVER

The meters are easy to read. However, spacing out the numbers on the speedo would have made it even easier.

The gear lever for the six-speed auto transmission is ergonomically placed making use of the manual mode a pleasureable job.

UTILITY

CENTRE CONSOLE

Steering wheel mounted buttons allow the driver to use the mobile phone should he need to without any risk.

The centre console is kept neat and uncluttered with a large multi-function display dominating the centre.

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Steering wheel mounted buttons allow the driver to use the mobile phone should he need to without any risk. GEAR LEVER The gear lever for th...

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