Lexus has been testing F variant of the new-generation GS sedan for quite some time. Unfortunately, it has always been under heavy camouflage. Today, a leaked Japanese magazine seems to reveal the upcoming GS F , and it certainly appears to be the real deal.
As we can see from these leaked images, it looks like the GS F features large air intakes and a sporty carbon-fiber body kit. For the rear, the GS F features the signature, double-stacked exhaust exits seen on the Lexus IS F before it.
As for the powerplant, we have heard all kinds of rumors that range from a possible V-8 engine to a performance-based hybrid powertrain. This Japanese magazine does reveal that the GS F will carry a 5.0-liter, naturally aspirated V-8 engine with an output of 465 horsepower. Now we just need to find out if these are for real, or just a prank.
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Lexus prepared the GS F as a response to German high-performance sedans, like the BMW M5 and the Mercedes E63 AMG . The model has been out testing for a few months now, and we expect Lexus to unveiled it in early 2014.
The GS F will combine design elements from the next-generation GS and F elements from the IS F sports sedan. The prototypes we caught testing featured large brake-cooling ducts adjacent to standard fog lamps, LED headlights, functional front fender air outlets with lower edges and the usual four exhaust diffusers.
Under the hood the next GS F will likely get a 5.0-liter, naturally aspirated V-8 engine with an output of 465 horsepower, although previous rumors suggested we could also see a V-6 powertrain.