When the man from Lexus handed me the keys to the GS400 another car in the driveway blocked it from view, so I took the keys and went back to the keyboard without looking at the car. Later, when it was time for a first drive, I walked back outside and my jaw dropped. Bathed in deep garnet metallic blue, the GS 400 was stunning with a sleek aerodynamic shape that ended with a free-standing rear spoiler and five-spoke aluminum wheels. Some critics have charged that Lexus cars, though nearly flawless, are somewhat lacking in character. It was immediately obvious that this GS 400 was going to be a Lexus like no other.