Weird question, I know. The reason I ask it is that I’m spending the week in a 2022 Lexus LX600. This is now our Land Cruiser here in North America. It’s a fancified 300-Series yet it’s still quite a capable machine even if it gives up some off-road extras. It doesn’t get front and rear lockers, nor does it have the Land Cruiser’s Kinetic Dynamic Suspension System. It does have, however, the 112-inch wheelbase. Lexus says this has been employed on the LX model since 1995. With Land Cruisers, this came into play on the 80-Series trucks.
Lexus and Toyota call this a golden ratio. I’m not sure that’s the correct use of the term based on my degree in Time’s Listening to Tool’s Lateralus. But I don’t feel like arguing the point. What I am interested in hearing about are other automotive specs on modern vehicles that are rooted in some layer of history?