LEXUS is showing its sporty disposition with the GS F performance sedan which has been revealed at the North American International Auto Show on Tuesday.
The GS F is the latest vehicle to join Lexus’ high-performance ‘F’ line that already includes the RC F coupe.
The new addition combines a refined four-door package with the speed and agility of a premium sports car.
Although the new GS F shares the same platform as the standard GS there are enhancements throughout, including to its engine. Under the hood will be a responsive, normally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8 that produces a remarkable 473PS (348kW) at 7,100 rpm and peak torque of 527 Nm at 4,800-5,600rpm.
This sophisticated engine uses both Otto and Atkinson combustion cycles to maximise power and efficiency in given situations. The engine will be mated to an extremely responsive 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 will make the GS F’s handling stand out from the crowd.
The GS F monocoque will also feature structural reinforcements and suspension exclusively designed to optimise the handling without detracting from its ride quality. Drivers will appreciate the GS F’s stability and smoothness on the open roads as well as the sedan’s on challenging roads, whether they’re winding up the side of a mountain or at a racetrack.
Lexus says that the new GS F will offer drivers a very balanced sedan with genuine dual personality, equally adept at trimming lap times and the commute back home.