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2012 Lexus GS spied; GS-F to follow


The current generationLexus GS has been around for quite awhile with its sales starting way back in 2006, so to say that the luxury car was due for a little refresh is a bit of an understatement. This is especially true considering the competition is heating up with the upgraded Mercedes E-Class and the BMW 5-Series . Alas, the car gods have spoken and test mules for the next generation GS have been spotted. The new Lexus GS will be launched in 2012 and will, for the first time, get a GS-F version.

The 2012 GS will be built on a brand new platform which will be sportier and more efficient. The engine line-up will include a new V6 engine and a 3.5 liter engine that will replace the current 4.6-liter V-8. A hybrid version has also been confirmed.

As for the GS-F version, it won’t getthe same 4.8 Liter V10 engine as the LF-A. Instead Lexus will offer an upgraded version of the 5.0-liter V-8 from the IS-F, developing around 450 HP. It will also get a torque vectoring differential on the rear axle and a weight reduction thanks to the use of carbon-fiber. The GS-F will go on sale in 2013.



5 comments:

is this the Lexus model that was called for recall.. a month ago?

Lexus and Toyota cars are two different kind of cars.. 97 % of Lexus n Toyota cars have nothing in common. Cant say the same Honda/Acura and Nissan/Infiniti. .

Lexus really wants to play, don’t they. I’d love to see that V10 in more common cars. An epic engine that one.

This feature, however neat it is, has what must rank among the most lame names.

I think Lexus design in general looks awful. Look how much sheet metal is above the rear wheel. It could make a 20" look small. The IS300 was good looking, because it looked lean, taut, and purposeful

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