For 2016, the Lexus GS F was introduced as a high-performance variant of the Lexus GS. This model is powered by a potent V8 engine and adorned with special trim and interior touches.
Lexus GS F Overview
The Lexus GS F was released for the 2016 model year. It joins the Lexus RC F, another performance model offered by Toyota’s luxury brand. The “F” designation stands for “flagship” and also for the Fuji Speedway where these models are tested.
The GS F is a rear-wheel drive model and is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine that generates 467 horsepower. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard and can be operated with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters at the ready.
A precision-tuned chassis is utilized by the GS F, which benefits from enhanced body rigidity to magnify handling and ride exhilaration. This model has a performance-tuned double wishbone front and a multilink rear suspension, and is equipped with a Brembo braking system and electric power steering.
The GS F shares much in common with the other Lexus GS models, but there are some important distinctions. The high-performance version maintains the sedan’s elegant look while benefiting from several touches that give it a more aggressive appearance.
All GS F models feature a low and wide stance, with a bold front fascia, a mesh grille and race-inspired functional air inlets. Triple beam headlamps, oversized brake calipers, a carbon-fiber rear spoiler and a stacked quad exhaust rear diffuser are also present. This sedan’s silhouette suggests a model that is always in motion with forged aluminum wheels, available orange brake calipers and special “F” badging.
The cabin is roomy and offers space for five. Firm, race-inspired bucket seats with power support are up front, while the rear seat folds and offers a pass through to the trunk.
The Lexus GS F is adorned with high-end materials, including carbon fiber, Alcantara and leather. A race-inspired electronic dashboard features a centered tachometer along with a speedometer and digital readouts, including performance data.
Carved into the dashboard above the center stack is a multimedia color display. The GS F comes with technology features that include Bluetooth and USB connectivity, navigation and Lexus’ Remote Touch infotainment system. Proximity key with push-button start and front seats that are heated and cooled are also included.
All models are outfitted with numerous safety and driver assistance features, including a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning and a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection.
The GS F’s direct competitors include the Cadillac CTS-V, BMW M5, Mercedes-Benz AMG E63 S and Audi S7. Buyers wanting a sporty look without paying the price of the GS F might consider the Lexus GS F Sport.