The Lexus RC F proved that the Japanese luxury vehicle brand could go head to head with the Germans and hold their own. For their next act, they’re introducing the Lexus GS F performance sedan, which combines a refined four-door package with the speed and agility of a premium sports car.
The GS F is the latest vehicle to join Lexus’ high-performance “F” line, and the car will be officially revealed at the North American International Auto Show on Tuesday, January 13th at 8:40am EST in the Lexus display at Cobo Center.
Although the GS 350 F SPORT shares the same platform as the new GS F, they shouldn’t be confused. The Lexus GS F will have enhancements throughout, including to its engine. Under the hood will be a responsive, naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 that produces a remarkable 467HP at 7,100 rpm and peak torque of 389 lb-ft at 4,800-5,600 rpm. This sophisticated engine uses both Otto and Atkinson combustion cycles to maximize power and efficiency in given situations. Befitting the nature of this high performance sedan, the engine will be mated to a lightning quick eight-speed automatic gearbox with manual-shifting capabilities.
Lexus’ innovative Torque Vectoring Differential (TVD), also found in the RC F, will be part of a long line of standard equipment that’ll make the GS F’s handling stand out from the crowd. The TVD features three operating modes:
- Standard (default) provides a balance of agility and firmness
- Slalom emphasizes nimble steering response and agility
- Track emphasizes control during high-speed circuit driving
The GS F unibody will also feature structural reinforcements and suspension exclusively designed to optimize this super sedan’s handling envelope without detracting from its ride quality. Drivers will appreciate the GS F’s handling and smoothness on the open highway as well as the sedan’s ability to devour challenging roads, whether they’re winding up the side of a mountain or at a racetrack.
The new Lexus GS F will offer drivers a very balanced sedan with genuine dual personality, equally adept at trimming lap times and the commute back home.
No word yet on pricing or an expected launch date, but we’ll be sure to keep you apprised as these details become available.