The LS 460 luxury saloon is an amazingly refined car to drive. Powered by an ultra-smooth 4.6-litre V8 petrol engine with an 8-speed automatic transmission, it sets new standards for cultivated performance. Inside, the car is the very definition of luxury.

Quality is overseen by 'Takumi' master craftspeople: the results are visible from the beautiful stitching on the leather dashboard to the precision-machined aluminium controls of the audio system. The LS 460 range starts from £71,995.