A few days ago, Lexus Product Planning Chief, Karl Schlicht, offered up a few new details on the upcoming Lexus GS-F and confirmed that there was a 99% chance of them actually putting into production. With such a solid future ahead of the sports sedan, we had to get to the drawing board to sketch the future model.
The future Lexus GS-F will be offered as a competitor for models like the BMW M5 and the Mercedes E63 AMG . It will be powered by same V8 engine as found in the IS-F, but upgraded to deliver somewhere in the 450 HP range. As for the exterior changes, expect to see a raised hood, large brake cooling ducts, LED headlights, functional front fender air outlets with lower edges, four exhaust diffusers (two per side in a vertical arrangement), and 19" light alloy wheels.
Let us know what you think of the 2013 Lexus GS-F in the comments section below!
When Lexus unveiled the IS F back in 2008, the world seemed to be impressed. While German automakers pointed and laughed at it, the model climbed its way up to be strong competitor on the market, and now Lexus is preparing another model fit to give its German competitors more reasons to fear. The Japanese market is preparing to launch the GS F, a model that will take on vehicles like the BMW M5 and the Mercedes E63 AMG .
This isn’t the first time we see something about the GS F, but this time, its official: an F version will be launched with the new generation GS set to be revealed sometime in 2012.
Expect the future GS F to combine design elements from thefuture generation GS and F elements from the IS-F sports sedan. Under the hood there will be the same V8 engine as found in the IS-F, but upgraded to deliver somewhere in the 450 HP range.
UPDATE 03/26/2012: In an interview with Autocar, Karl Schlicht has offered new details on the production version GS F super sedan. According to him, a final decision is yet to be made, but Lexus would love to see it put into production as "the final piece in a five-part product strategy to boost Lexus’s image and its sporting credentials." He also said that, if approved, the "GS F would be as much a potent grand tourer as an out-and-out focused driving tool."
UPDATE 03/28/2012: Today we have a new rendering for you for the upcoming Lexus GS F.
Hit the jump to read more about the future Lexus GS F.
Is not a secret anymore that men are crazy about how hot swimsuit models look like. Their sexy curves always temped them and if you combine those with a hot cat then you got the perfect combination. Or are we wrong?
Lets take Swimsuit Model Tori Praver. She’s hot, no? It seems that Lexus approves and in cooperation with Sports Illustrated they have founded a very cool way to promote the latest GS 350 sedan. The company has unveiled the "Tori 500" - a race track that has been inspired by the hot curves of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Tori Praver.
So, if you think you can handle it, o behind the scenes of the making of "Tori 500," then download our two new iPhone apps at http://www.Lexus.com/Tori500. We hope you’ll enjoy it! Good luck with handling the car!
Lexus ’ very first foray into the world of Super Bowl commercials has been hyped up for the past couple of days with endless teasers of the ad that will appear during the Big Game.
Today, the teasers stop and we finally get to see the ad for the very first time. For their ad, Lexus went the way of promoting not just the company’s new brand direction, but also showing off their first vehicle under this said direction: the 2013 Lexus GS .
As far as treatments are concerned, Lexus veered away from the comedy routine to show a commercial that actually has a little Hollywood-like trailer look to it.
Locked up in a stout chamber in a highly-secured military base, the Lexus GS rams the doors continuously until the latter flies off and the car is finally "unleashed".
Lexus has some high hopes for the new GS, as they do their recent line up of cars, so it wasn’t really surprising to see that they went with a cutting-edge production for their first Super Bowl ad.
Five Axis was the first tuning company to come out with an upgrade package for the new generation Lexus GS , specifically the GS 350 F-Sport , but now Toyota Racing Developments (TRD) is getting in on the action with a full list of accessories for the GS. The package can be applied to both the GS 350 and GS 450h models, but buyers beware, it’s going to get expensive. For example, just a new set of wheels will run the customer $6,574.
Aside from the pricey wheels, TRD is offering a pretty impressive aero kit that includes a front under-spoiler, side skirts, a trunk spoiler, and a rear diffuser. Customers can also opt for a quad-exhaust sports muffler and a new set of 19" forged aluminum wheels that are lighter than the standard and help improve rigidity, contributing to the high dynamic performance and elegant comfort of the GS.
In addition to these features, the Lexus GS’ ride was superbly balanced with a new sport suspension that helps change the damping force of the spring and damper stiffness stabilizer from a revised rate.
After being revealed back in 1991, theLexus GS will be entering its fourth generation by the end of 2011 or early 2012.
The new generation Lexus GS, which was officially introduced at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, will be built on a brand new platform, making it sportier and more efficient than the previous model. Under the hood, expect to see the same direct-injected 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers a total of 306 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 277 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 3,600 rpm. The real star of the show will be the 5.0-liter V8 engine with an output of about 450 horsepower found in the GS-F version .
According to Lexus "the fourth-generation GS model introduces a more defined and emotional design philosophy featuring a new distinctive front grille and styling cues that will soon be seen on all future Lexus vehicles. The new GS has also been engineered to provide a more engaging and dynamic driving experience and the highest levels of refinement."
UPDATE 12/22/2011: Lexus has announced prices for the 2013 GS 350 arriving in dealerships in early February 2012. The GS350 will be offered in rear-wheel drive (RWD) with a base MSRP of $46,900 or all-wheel drive (AWD) with a base MSRP of $49,450. An F SPORT Sport S+ mode adds another $5,690 and an optional navigation system adds $1,735.
UPDATE 01/24/2012: On January 6th, Lexus asked their Facebook fans which feature of the all-new GS they would like to learn more about. They voted, and today the company has unveiled a video about the car’s performance enhancements, based directly on the majority of votes. Enjoy!
Find out more about the Lexus GS350 after the jump
Lexus has high hopes for 2012 after what can only be described as a sub-par 2011. So with a new year full of hope and high expectations, Lexus is kicking off 2012 with a bang with their very first Super Bowl commercial.
“This is a big year for Lexus as we introduce nine new or updated models, and the Super Bowl provides us with an equally big opportunity to reach a highly engaged audience of 50 million people,” said Brian Smith, Lexus Vice President of Marketing.
The Toyota-owned automaker is due to run a 30-second commercial in the first quarter of the Big Game and considering that its Lexus’ very first attempt at a Super Bowl spot, you better believe that they’re setting everything up by introducing a 15-second teaser of their 30-second commercial.
Only during the Super Bowl will you see a teaser of a commercial.
According to Smith: “The star of our commercial is the all-new 2013 GS which launches in February and kicks off a pivotal era for the Lexus brand. The spot also will convey that even more products are waiting in the wings and are anxious to hit the road.”
Check out the teaser video of Lexus’ first Super Bowl ad before the full 30-seconder is unveiled on February 5, 2012.
2011 hasn’t been the best year for Lexus on the North American market. The world crisis combined with the massive earthquake that shook Japan to its core in March 2011 hurt the company’s sales and made it surrender its 11-year reign as the best-selling luxury brand in the United States. However, Lexus has plans to make a major comeback, announcing plans to offer nine new or updated products to hopefully increase their sales by about 21%. This translates to 240,000 units compared to 2011’s 198,552 units.
"We will grow more than any other luxury brand this year. Our base plan is 240,000. But we think we can exceed that by a pretty good margin," said Mark Templin, Lexus General Manager.
But the biggest news for 2012 is theLF-LC Hybrid Concept shown at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. This concept will be immediately followed by a production version priced somewhere between $100,000 and $130,000.
Apart from being one of the most awesome supercars on the planet, the Lexus LF-A taught us something important about Lexus. Toyota ’s luxury division is trying to shed away its conservative persona in favor of being seen as a harbinger of high-performance cars.
Now it appears they’re targeting more than just the Ferraris and Lamborghinis of the world. They’ve also got an eye towards performance vehicles like the BMW M5 , which only adds to Lexus’ growing reputation as a giant slayer.
According to Autocar, the Japanese automaker is planning on building a high-performance version of the GS-F , one that will carry a tuned version of the LF-A’s 4.8-liter V10 engine and will have at least 450 horsepower on tap. Those figures still fall short of the M5’s 550-horsepower output, but it’s still what people will consider as high-performance. Besides, you can expect Lexus to make up for the relative lack of output by packing all sorts of technology in the car.
Lexus’ intention of catering more to the world of high-performance cars was busted open with the release of the LF-A supercar. After seeing what they’re truly capable of, we’re not going to put anything past these guys.
If they want to go after cars like the BMW M5, then by all means, more power to them.
Lexus has officially unveiled the GS 250 sedan - the smallest version of the GS family - on the British market. The new model will go on sale in June 2012, along with the GS 450h and the F-Sport version .
The new GS 250 uses a 2.5-liter V6 petrol engine with D-4S direct port injection and Dual VVT-i intelligent valve timing. The engine delivers a total of 206 HP at 6,400 rpm and a peak torque of 186 lb-ft delivered at 4,800 rpm. It is mated to Lexus’s Super ECT-i close-ratio intelligent six-speed automatic transmission, with a sequential manual shift function. The car can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 8.6 seconds and can hit a top speed of 142 mph.
The list of standard equipment includes a 12.3-inch multimedia screen, a new S-flow air conditioning system with nanoe air purifying technology, and a new Mark Levinson audio system with up to 17 speakers. And just like all the other GS models, the driver can adjust vehicle behavior to suit road conditions and driving preferences using the Drive Mode Select. This system gives the option of Eco, Normal, and Sport S modes, while versions equipped with Adaptive Variable Suspension will also offer a Sport S+ mode for even more dynamic performance.