In another attempt to unsettle the German supremacy when it comes to performance sedans like the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, Lexus has come up with this: the GS F.
Although the performance model is bound to debut later this month in Detroit, during NAIAS 2015, the first batch of pictures and official information has been revealed by Lexus ahead of the big launch.
The GS F, as the name suggests, is built on the standard GS model and Lexus decided it was best if the performance sedan used the same naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 which powers the Lexus RC F.
This means that the V8 offers 467 hp (348 kW) at 7,100 rpm and a peak torque of 527 Nm between 4,800 and 5,600 rpm, values which on paper do not look as good as the 552 hp moving the BMW M5 or the 550 hp under the E63 AMG’s hood. The resources are managed via the same eight-speed automatic transmission found on the RC F.
Despite that, the GS F makes up for the power deficit by tipping the scales at 1,830 kg, meaning that the Japanese bad-boy is 115 kg lighter than the M5 and a hefty 195 kg lighter than the E63 4MATIC.
That being said, you probably noticed by now how the GS F stands from the crowd thanks to the cheeky design implemented by the Lexus designers. In that respect, the GS F received a huge front grille plus a pair of redesigned bumpers both in front and at the back, quad exhausts, flared wheel arches and a carbon fiber lid spoiler.
In addition, potential clients will also get 19-inch rims, a sport-tuned suspension system and a Torque Vectoring Differential with three different modes (standard, slalom and track), all available as standard equipment. Inside, Lexus GS F receives a two-tone leather interior with Alcantara inserts, carbon trims and two front sport seats, inspired, as you already guessed, from the RC F.