Lexus GS-F

Posted: January 6, 2015 in GS, Lexus
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We all love Japanese cars, they have their own styling, their own market, they are pleasing to the eye, and honestly, they are impressive toys. There are some flaws, but the Japanese are working on that. They took a lot of confidence in them, with the Skyline, the Godzilla, and all the tail gliding cars. Now it is time to take the German luxuries, one in particular is BMW. Lexus, announces its new model, the GS-F who is serious enough to claim throne to both the 5 and the 3 series by BMW.

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It is not clear yet who it is going to compete against, it has a 100 bhp less than the M5 and the C63 AMG, a bit more than the 3 series, it weighs less (nearly 150 Kg less than the M5 and 200 more on the M3), it is supposed to be more serious, so even with numbers, its direct opponent won’t be clear. The GS-F is powered by the same 5.0L V8 found under the RC-F hood. It produces 467 bhp @7,100 rpm and 389 lb.ft of torque. It is a rear-wheel-drive saloon car. Power will be channeled to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic Aisin torque-converter transmission with a paddle shifters gearbox.

 

Like the RC-F, it is fitted with torque vectoring differential, to allow it to go nuts on the tracks, playing with its tail like any Japanese car does. The car has all sort of electronic assist program like the electronic controlled clutch pack, . It has a more adapted suspension based on those from the regular GS. The car has, like Lexus says, a twin-identity, it is based on a GS platform, with an RC-F drivetrain, and brakes (Brembo six-piston monoblocks). It will be fitted with a carbon-fiber rear spoiler. a quad-tailpipe exhaust system. There are three driving modes that clients will enjoy : Standard, for family drive, Slalom, for crazy people drive and Track, for a more precise driving.

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It will be revealed in the next Detroit Auto Show, next to its competitors, so, we’ll see who will steal the lights.

Source : Lexus.

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