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The new Lexus GS F Sedan is coming to Detroit

2016 Lexus GS F

The newest sport sedan is ready to hit the stage.

Years ago, the idea of a performance-oriented Lexus was a far-fetched idea that would easily illicit laughter. Their bland Toyota roots and unmatched reliability gave them the stigma of being h appliances to get from point-A to point-B. Now, things have changed. No longer is a performance-tuned Lexus a head scratcher and cars like the LFA and IS F helped pave the way.

At the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the new Lexus GS F sedan will be rolling onto the stage with some exciting features that will surely give some competition to its German and American counterparts. The new Lexus GS F will join the high-performance “F” line alongside the RC F Coupe as the Japanese automaker looks to inject even more adrenaline into its lineup.

2016 Lexus GS F

The new Lexus GS F sedan boasts a new, naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 engine that utilizes both Otto and Atkinson combustion cycles to maximize both power and efficiency. Output is pegged at 467 horsepower (473 PS) at 7,100 RPM and 389 lb-ft. of torque (527 Nm) from 4,800 to 5,600 RPM. The mighty V-8 is paired up with an eight-speed automatic transmission with manual-shifting capabilities and very quick gear changes for quick and smooth driving dynamics.

Although the Lexus GS F utilizes the same platform as its GS 350 F Sport sibling, it comes packed with a host of performance features that allow it to carve up corners. The brand’s innovative Torque Vectoring Differential (TVD) that is also found in the RC F Coupe, helps to maximize grip and control. The TVD system offers three modes: ‘Standard’ with the best of both worlds; ‘Slalom’ for quick steering response and handling; and ‘Track’ for maximum control, traction, and dynamics.

2016 Lexus GS F

Other aspects such as the reinforced structure, tailored and tuned suspension, brakes, wheels, body work, and more have been designed specifically for the Lexus GS F compared to the rest of the model range. The result is a luxury sport sedan that can provide a supple ride quality with focused dynamics and the power to back it all up.

The new Lexus GS F will make its debut at the 2015 North American International Auto Show on Tuesday, January 13th at 8:40 am EST in the Cobo Center. Official pricing and specifications have not been released.

Lexus GS F Specifications

Preliminary Specifications*
Engine:
Displacement: 5.0 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Aspiration: Naturally-aspirated
Maximum Horsepower: 467 hp (473 PS) at 7,100 RPM
Maximum Torque: 389 lb-ft. (527 Nm) from 4,800 to 5,600 RPM

Dimensions:
Overall length: 4,915 mm / 193.5 in.
Overall width: 1,845 mm / 72.6 in.
Overall height: 1,440 mm / 56.7in.
Wheelbase: 2,850 mm / 112.2 in.
Tread (Fr/Rr): 1,555 mm/1,560 mm / 61.2in./61.4 in.
Curb Weight: 1,830 kg / 4,034 lb.
Wheels: 19’’×9J (Fr) / 19’’×10J (Rr)
Tires: 255/35R19(Fr )/ 275/35R19(Rr)
*All specifications are for the U.S. market

Lexus GS F Gallery

Source: Lexus

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