Too bad the saying isn’t, As the Middle East Goes, So Goes The Rest of the Countries, when it comes to forced-induction luxury sports utility vehicles. As a report states, the Lexus LX 570 is getting a supercharged special edition, but unfortunately it’s going straight to Kuwait.
The Lexus LX SUV is a very muscular, old-school vehicle. Based on the Toyota Land Cruiser, it’s still a big, body-on-frame SUV, but inside it offers acres of leather and luxury tech. The brand’s Kuwaiti distributor is taking it machismo even further for the local market with the new LX 570 Supercharger.
The problem is that most U.S. buyers don’t see the need for a heavy, massive, and relatively quick SUV street machine. Mostly because there is usually compromise that goes along with such a genuine off-road vehicle, including comfort, practicality, and economy. So, how fast is the LX 570 special edition going to be? Motivation for the all-new Lexus LX 570 Supercharged comes from a 5.7 liter V8 engine, which is good for churning out 450 horsepower with 383 pound feet of torque. The engine is teamed up with a six-speed automatic transmission.
And if you take into consideration its 6-speed transmission, 0-60 mph should come in less than 7.0 seconds that’s a bit better than the standard Lexus LX 570’s 7.5 seconds.
However, if you’re going to make the LX 570 faster, Lexus figured they might as well make it more luxurious as well. To accomplish the task, the Lexus LX 570 Supercharged special edition will get some nice tech features; these include heated/cooled seats, satellite navigation, rear parking sensors, power tailgate, a Mark Levinson premium surround sound audio system and xenon/LED headlamps.