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Monday, July 17, 2006

Innovative Hybrid Technology

The 2007 Toyota Lexus GS 450h is a sport/luxury hybrid sedan with a rear wheel drive 3.5 liter V6 engine that has 339 horsepower and a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The V6 is combined with two electric motors that act as the primary engine, power source, starter motor and alternator.

The GS 450h can accelerate to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds and gets 27 city, 28 highway. The base price for the four-door sedan is $56,000 and $64,000 fully loaded (includes XM satellite radio & navigation system). In other alternative tech car news, Toyoto is about to overtake GM as the world's number one auto manufacturer. GM, Ford and Chrysler have built approximately one million vehicles each that can run on any combination of gasoline and/or E85. Source: Washington Times

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