Awesome Power: 2008 Lexus GS 460

Wave sayonara to the sub-300-horse Lexus 430. The year 2008 will be all about the Lexus GS 460, which gets Toyota's new 4.6-liter V8 producing 342 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque. The new mill gives the midline Lexus a snappy zero-to-60 figure of 5.4 seconds, while nearly retaining its respectable mileage rating (17/24 vs 18/25). The E-Class eater gets an eight-speed gearbox like its LS sibling, replacing the previous six-swapper. A mild facelift, new wheel design, and interior changes complete the spec sheet '08. Next up, the GS-F. Knock, knock, Germany. [via Edmunds]