Lexus has announced the launch of the performance-oriented GS F four-door sports sedan in the Middle East. With a style eminently suited to everyday driving, the Lexus GS F conveys the appeal of the F series to a wide demographic, thus enabling Lexus to further enhance its brand image of exhilarating performance.
The Lexus GS F embodies the philosophy of the F series which stands for fast dynamic response, high efficiency and seamless performance on everyday roads in addition to racetracks that can be enjoyed by everyone. It is the first new F series sedan model since the launch of the Lexus IS F in 2007. The Lexus GS F is based on the partially revamped Lexus GS model and boasts outstanding performance: the 5-litre V8 engine features enhanced response and engine-revolution smoothness, while chassis stiffness has been improved through cutting-edge technologies such as laser screw welding.
The interior and exterior of the Lexus GS F fuse a breathtaking simplicity and elegance of design, and capture the mature, luxurious sportiness unique to the F series. In addition, the vehicle utilises the Lexus Safety System+ active safety package to provide a multi-faceted approach to active safety, further enhancing the safety and peace of mind of its occupants.
The key features of the Lexus GS F include a high-performance direct injection four-stroke gasoline engine with a superior version (D-4S). The 5-litre V8 gasoline engine also emphasises sound, dynamic response and acceleration. The engine delivers 471 horsepower at 7,100 revolutions per minute and 54 kilogrammes per metre of torque at 4,800 to 5,600 revolutions per minute. The GS F’s V8-engine also comes with an equally efficient gearbox; the 8-speed Sport Direct Shift (SPDS) automatic transmission that offers smooth shift feel, excellent drivability, instantaneous acceleration and exceptional fuel economy under all driving conditions.
The Lexus GS F’s suspension parts have been redesigned with the aim of achieving the ideal geometry. The steering response has been improved by retaining high suspension rigidity, optimising roll stiffness, and by harmonising these with the steering system. The front fascia is defined by an aggressive representation of Lexus’ trademark spindle grille, featuring a new black lacquer plated lower moulding exclusive to the F series, which provides downforce to the front of the car. In addition, the centre pillar and outer mirrors are painted in a dark, glossy metallic hue. The newly designed, 19-inch polished aluminium wheels are first forged, and then subjected to three-dimensional cutting. A new white LED interior illumination concept has been implemented in the interior of the Lexus GS F and combines warmth with superior illumination qualities.