Lexus started turning its cars into F marked performance vehicles since 2008. First F model was the IS F, and now they decided to add another vehicle to their F range, we are talking of course about 2016 Lexus GS F, which is going to be presented on 2015 North American International Auto Show.
Regular GS model is slotted somewhere in between IS and LS, and already has high performance version named GS 350 F, but new vehicle is going to come with a larger engine and probably little bit more juice when it comes to stats. Before 2015 NAIAS this four door performance sedan was seen on Nurburing in September 2014, when it was competing against 2015 BMW M5, which is going to be its main rival.
Styling – Inside and Outside look
When it comes to exterior styling, new vehicle looks a lot like the current RC F model. It has a spindle grille, honey-comb mash, brightwork and carbon-fiber elements in the lower grille. Unlike the mentioned model new GS F is not going to come with the fog lights, in place of those it will come with large openings made for cooling the brakes.
|Length||4.915 MM (193.5 Inches)|
|Width||1.845 MM (72.6 Inches)|
|Height||1.440MM (56.7 Inches)|
|Wheelbase||2.850 MM (112.2 Inches)|
It will also have a redesigned headlights, with angular and sharp looking running lams positioned above them. In the back it is going to come with the darker taillights than the regular GS F and large spoiler on the trunk lid. This vehicle is going to be one of the sportiest and meanest looking Lexus models available on the market.
When it comes to interior 2016 Lexus GS F will come with usual Lexus styled luxurious cabin. Since we are talking about the F model the cabin will come in more cockpit style, and with large, supportive and comfortable bucket seats. Of course it will come with leather upholstery, made out of numerous interestingly stitched leather elements and high quality stitching.
It will have two tone black and white design and bunch of carbon-fiber on the dashboard to replace the woodtrim from the regular GS model. Seats will be heated and ventilated and will come with an F sign each on headrests.
Lexus GS F Sport – Engine
This model is expected to come with larger engine than the regular GS or GS 350 F. It will have 5,0 litre V8, naturally aspired and able to produce 467 horsepower and 389 pound feet of torque. It will have all wheel drive option and Torque Vectoring Differential which is going to provide each will with the same amount of power. Its engine is going to be paired with eight speed automatic transmission.
|Output||467 HP @ 7.100 RPM|
|Peak torque||389 LB-FT @ 4.800-5.600 RPM|
Performance figures are not out yet, but we expect new model to achieve maximum speed of 175 mph and to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in only 4,6 seconds. It will also come with stronger chassis and updated suspension.
2016 Lexus GS F Price
There’s still no information about the price of the 2016 Lexus GS F, but we can expect price to be somewhere around $75,000 without shippment fees. Release date is also unknown, but count that this vehicle is going to arrive at the showrooms around summer this year.
As conclusion, new 2016 GS F is midsize luxury sedan, and combination of power and comfort promise a lot of more. For approximately 75,000 dollars you get a good car. But, if we look other competitors, like BMW M5 and Infiniti Q70, this car is very good choice.