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Model: GX 470
Engine: 4.7 litre V8
Maximum Power: 263 hp (196 kW) @ 5400 rpm
Maximum Torque: 323 lb-ft (437 Nm) @ 3400 rpm
Transmission: Five-speed automatic
Drivetrain: Four-wheel drive
2009 Lexus GX 470
Lexus Press Release
5 September 2008
The Lexus GX 470 is powered by a 4.7-litre V8 engine that produces 263 horsepower and 323 lb-ft of peak torque. Equipped with Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), the V8 provides ample torque across a wide speed range, helping make the GX 470 feel responsive in everyday driving and giving it excellent towing performance. The GX 470 meets Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle II (ULEV-II) certification.
The GX 470’s five-speed automatic transmission provides seamless shift quality. Shift logic can hold gears on inclines for power and on descents for increased engine braking, which can be helpful when towing, for example. The GX 470’s sophisticated full-time four-wheel-drive system, supported by an array of dynamic handling technology, provides versatile capability for virtually any driving need.
A TORSEN torque-sensing center differential distributes power 40:60 under most driving conditions and changes the ratio as needed based on steering input and wheel slip. The ability to change to a 29:71 ratio during steering manoeuvres helps to enhance vehicle tracking through curves. If the rear wheels spin, the center differential can change the ratio to 53:47 to help control the slippage. The TORSEN center differential also helps make the GX 470 less prone to slippage caused by sudden changes in road-surface conditions, such as driving through a puddle or over an ice patch.
Downhill Assist Control (DAC) is designed to augment the low-speed descending ability of the transmission’s low range by helping to hold the vehicle to a target speed with no intervention from the driver. The Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) system helps provide additional control for off-road driving or when launching a boat, for example, by helping to keep the vehicle from rolling back while starting on a steep incline or slippery surface. Active traction control (TRAC) provides the traction benefits of having locking front and rear differentials, but with lower weight. The system can apply the brake to a slipping wheel, while transferring torque to the remaining wheels with better traction.