Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus has officially pulled the wraps off the GS F, recently, at NAIAS, in Detroit.
The BMW M5 and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class are constantly getting new rivals and after Cadillac has shown us the CTS-V, time has come for Lexus to pull the wraps off the GS F, in a “controlled environment”, at the North American International Auto Show, after it has been unveiled online just a week ago. The model in question is said to be 136 kg lighter than its German rivals and it is coming with a custom firm suspension, with 6-piston calipers finished in bright orange and more.
The new Lexus GS F has also received the standard torque vectoring differential, with the standard, slalom and the track modes. The carmaker says that the wheels are 19-inch in size and they have been wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. The cabin of the vehicle is getting the digital instrument cluster, the sportier seats with side support, infotainment system with 12.3-inch display, optional Mark Levinson sound system, the F-specific steering wheel and others.
The most important part of the Lexus GS F is found under its hood, where the 5.0 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine is resting. This is capable of producing no less than 467 HP (348 kW) and 527 Nm (389 lb-ft) of torque, sent to the wheels through the 8-speed automatic transmission, with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. Performance or pricing details on the new Lexus GS F haven’t been announced yet.