Gorodish

Drop-off in performance after 20 years?

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My LS400 is 20 at the end of March.  I wanted to see whether there was a reduction in performance over the years - so I downloaded a GPS based 0-60 timer to my phone....and did a couple of standing starts on the (nearly) flat where I join the A55 every morning.

Result - 6.9 seconds.  Which is (I think) what it did straight from the factory.

So - no deterioration. 

Childish - yes.  Impressive - very!!

Next - 155mph test!!!

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Interesting...you have Mk3 or 4?

The 0-60 time is always quoted based on Mk 3 not the quicker Mk4. 

Any takers on this? By the time the 4 came out it was competing with other V8s like the S type and it is a tiny bit quicker.

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Mk4.  Not in PWR setting.  Maybe I'l try that tomorrow!  Like I said - childish - but that smooth as silk V8 revving to 5k + in each gear is addictive.

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Mine seems to to be a lot quicker than that :biggrin:

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I don’t think it’s childish...it’s what manufacturers test and sell on and motoring press et al report on.

Given Lexus engineering I doubt there is a power decline.

It’s best and safer to have a time keeper with a sat nav for accuracy. 

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1 minute ago, steve2006 said:

Mine seems to to be a lot quicker than that :biggrin:

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Ooohhh it’s got an inhaler. 🧐

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22 hours ago, Gorodish said:

Result - 6.9 seconds.  Which is (I think) what it did straight from the factory.

6.9s is the 0-62 mph time so you are a couple of tenths slower :tongue:

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Take care of that old lady! Mine will be 20 years old this month.

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Yep so that’s 6.6 to 60?

In all fairness sports mode is needed and ok conditions with proper timing.

Given diesel emission figures I think all figures from cars are sus. 

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I now have serious supercharger envy!!  Lovely job Steve!

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This is why the LS is the best - it's the gift that keeps on giving!

 

I don't think there has ever been a superior engine management set up - so clean that it gives that performance , economy, invariable stumble free running and keeps on doing it year on year.

Aren't we lucky?

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19 hours ago, JohnDavis said:

 

Aren't we lucky?

We sure are

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