|Lexus is set to premiere the new GS F at the upcoming NAIAS (North American International Auto Show) on 13 January. Deemed a high-performance sedan, the 2015 Lexus GS F is to be the next addition to the marque’s impressive range of “F” line.|
Joining the ranks of the highly-evolved Lexus RC F Coupe, the GS F combines a refined, four-door design with the speed and agility of a premium sports car. As an inspiring sports car, Lexus has allocated 19-inch wheels, along with 255/35R19 front and 275/35R19 rear tyres, for the GS F.
In dimensions, the Lexus GS F has an overall length of 4,915 milimeters, width of 1,845 mm with a wheelbase of 2,850 mm and height of 1,440 mm. The speedster’s front and rear tracks stand at 1,555 mm and 1,560 mm. Its kerb weight of 1,830 kilograms is deemed the lightest in its class.
2015 Lexus GS F shares similar platform with the GS variant
The GS F shares the same platform as the Lexus GS, but benefits from extensive enhancements throughout, including the powertrain. This features a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 467bhp (348kW) at 7,100rpm and peak torque of 527Nm between 4,800 and 5,600rpm (perliminary statistics). This sophisticated unit can operate in both the Otto and Atkinson combustion cycles to optimize power or efficiency according to driving conditions. It will be matched to an eight-speed automatic gearbox with a manual shift function.
Lexus’s Torque Vectoring Differential, which debuted in the RC F, is part of the GS F’s standard specification, helping define its handling quality. The speedster can be operated in three different modes: Standard, Slalom and Track.
The GS F’s monocoque chassis features structural reinforcements and an exclusive suspension package that’s designed to optimize the car’s handling capabilities and ride quality. Drivers can anticipate stable, smooth performance on the open road and rewarding handling when tackling challenging routes or circuit driving.
In a nutshell, the Lexus GS F promises to be a very balanced saloon with a genuine dual personality, equally adept at trimming lap times on track as it is making the drive back home.