In mid-December Lexus released a teaser anticipating a new sports model F for the North American International Auto Show. We had no doubt that we were facing a cash advance Lexus GS F , the most powerful version of the sedan segment E. And so it proved. Today was the day chosen by Lexus to debut the new Lexus GS F.
The aesthetics of the new model is impressive, because it manages to give a very modern and sporty touch to this classic saloon. Stresses the huge front grille double arrowhead, each with air intakes on each side and redesigned front headlamps, LED daytime lights decoupling shaped boomerang the headlights. The side view is more conservative, but call attention flared front wings that extend to the rear wheel along the sills.
The rear also gets sporty touches with a new rear bumper with diffuser and four tailpipes and a small spoiler and new rear lights with LED technology. The alloy wheels 19 “with tires 255/35 front and 275/35 behind are the four points of support of this saloon, whose main rival the BMW M5, the Mercedes E 63 AMG or Audi RS6 Avant. [1999003 ]
The interior features a more sporty design, with seats in black and white leather baroque something but promise superb lateral grip . Alcantara upholstery is present in doors and armrests, while the dashboard inserts are carbon fiber and a sport steering wheel is equipped. The touchpad multimedia system has a new design.
Certainly the engine was quite predictable. The Lexus GS F equips the same 5.0-liter V8 that the RC F, an atmospheric old-fashioned, which is what makes the difference in this car. Delivery 473 horses and 527 Nm torque to the rear wheels through an automatic gearbox eight relations wheels. There is certainly the most powerful rivals, but the only one that offers a naturally aspirated V8 engine and the lightest eye.
In the Lexus GS F scale mark 1,830 kilos , 115 kilos less than the M5, unless the Audi 120 and 195 less than the Class E, although it should be noted that in the case of the Audi no one sedan body and has quattro. In any case it be enough diet to match rivals in performance? Lexus still has not published performance figures , but we know the RC F does 0-100 in 4.5 seconds. The GS F drive probably very similar figures.
Differences with Lexus GS are not alone in your engine and bodywork. The suspension has been set up and has increased structural rigidity. The new headlamps and Lexus GS riders could anticipate the restyling of the sedan versions in their walk, something that is yet to be confirmed. Know more details of Lexus GS F in Detroit.
Source – Lexus
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