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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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The Lagonda is back, revealed on the Paris Auto Show, keeping almost the same angle-shaped design. It is however destined for Middle east markets only. The old Aston Martin Lagonda was one of the first cars to use computerized engine management, and a digital instrumentation panel. But this time, Aston Martin did not reveal much about the newer car. It is based on the Rapide S, it is 5.4  m long, and has a 3.18m long wheel base.

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It is said that the car, will have the same engine in the Rapide S, which is a 6.0l v12 engine, deiveling 560 bhp and 620 Nm of torque. Power transmission to the rear wheels will be via a 6-speed auto gearbox from ZF. The car is expected to do 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.2 seconds, and reach 300 km/h in top speed.
Same as the Lagonda, and the Rapide S on which the new Lagonda is based, it is a super luxurious saloon car. The interior is covered with leather, courtesy of Q. The car has a lighweight aluminium body structure, same as the Vanquish and other models of Aston Martin. The front has a larger grille, the one used for the 1976′ Lagonda was a few square centimeters. The car uses full LED lights.
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 Source : Aston Martin