Lexus announced on January 7, that it would unveil its GS F at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show, which opens on January 12.
The GS F is Lexus’s latest F model, in line of high performance variants. Following in the footsteps of the RC F, it’s designed to offer an even sportier image.
At center stage is its powertrain, which is basically the same as that of the RC F. It has a naturally aspirated 2UR-GSE 5.0-liter V8 direct gasoline engine that gets 473ps/7100rpm and 53.7kgm/4800-5600rpm maximum torque for the North American version.
The transmission is the 8-speed SPDS unit. It can shift as quickly as 0.1 seconds when in the M position. The exterior is based on the Lexus GS but has its own special grille and aero parts to accentuate its sportiness.
Like the RC F, it will utilize a Torque Vectoring Differential(TVD) system. This system uses a computer to optimize rear right and left wheel power during cornering to provide ideal handling performance. TVD has three modes. Standard Mode is for maintaining an optimal balance of agility and safety; Slalom Mode focuses on steering response; and Circuit Mode focuses on maintaining safety performance on a high-speed circuit.
The suspension has fully redeveloped as well. It combines high handling and safety performance for staying close to the road surface during sporty driving and a level of comfort suitable for regular driving. Lexus explains, “The GS F is a car that will make drivers want to take on steep and circuit conditions as well as city streets and highways.”
(Translated by Greg Scott)