Lexus took the wraps off their new flagship LS460 today at the NAIAS. Packing a, as the model name suggests, 4.6l V-8 pumping out 380hp and 370lb*ft of torque and promises a 5.5 second 0-60 time due in no small part to...are you sitting down?...it's 8-speed automatic.
Yes, I said 8 speeds. Where will it all end?
Other highlights include a 19 speaker stereo with a built-in hard drive (capable of holding 4000 songs) as well as a version of Toyota's parallel parking assist feature where the car will almost park itself (controlling the steering for you).
The L version is a long-wheelbase variant (a short wheelbase LS is shown with the L in the picture above).
Also, there was an announcement that the hybrid LS will debut at the NY auto show in April.