Lexus has announced the much-anticipated GS F performance sedan, which combines a refined four-door package with the speed and agility of a premium sports car, will be revealed at the North American International Auto Show next Tuesday.
The GS F will be the latest vehicle to join Lexus’ high-performance “F” line that already includes the RC F coupe.
Although the GS 350 F Sport shares the same platform as the new GS F, they should not be confused.
The GS F will have enhancements throughout, including to its engine. Under the hood will be a responsive, naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 that produces a remarkable 467 hp and peak torque of 389 lb/ft.
This sophisticated engine uses both Otto and Atkinson combustion cycles to maximize power and efficiency in given situations.
Befitting the nature of this high performance sedan, the engine will be mated to a lightning quick 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’ll make the GS F’s handling stand out from the crowd. The TVD features three operating modes:
• Standard (default) provides a balance of agility and firmness;
• Slalom emphasizes nimble steering response and agility; and;
• Track emphasizes control during high-speed circuit driving.