America may have been denied the new Toyota Land Cruiser 300, but fans of the Japanese off-roader were, at least, compensated when the new Lexus LX made its way stateside. Based on the robust Toyota, it now features a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 engine, replacing the previous generation’s lusty but thirsty 5.7-liter V8.
Despite the downsizing, the new six-cylinder motor produces more power, with 409 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque on tap. This is the same amount as the Land Cruiser on which it’s based, or is it? EKanooRacing recently put its LX 600 to the test and the results were rather surprising.
Strapped to the dyno, the big Lexus gave its all and managed to muster 362 hp and 407 lb-ft. With drivetrain losses accounted for, this seems about right. However, when the tuning specialist tested the equally powerful Land Cruiser 300, it recorded 370 hp. So, why the power difference?