Lexus GS

Lexus GS

The SEMA Show in Las Vegas is all about customized cars. So, this is the place where Lexus want to show off its factory-customized F-line cars based on the IS and GS lines.

The featured car will be the new GS 460, which was customized further by Five Axis. The IS-F will have four customized projects: Fox Marketing/Artisan Performance, Import Tuner Magazine/TEIN Suspension, 0-60 Magazine, MotorworldHype.

Press release after the jump.

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Lexus IS-F

Lexus Performance Driving Academy announced today the dates and locations for 2008. These are: May 9 – 11 on Autobahn Circuit, May 30 - June 1 on Auto Club Speedway, June 27 - 29, 2008 on Summit Point Motorsports Park and July 11 – 13 on Atlanta Motor Speedway.

For those who want to drive the IS250, IS350, GS460, GS450h and the IS F, Lexus offers basic sessions on Saturday and Sunday. The Japanese manufacturer offers these lessons for free but if you want to upgrade to the "Ultimate" session that puts you at the wheel of the IS F for half a day and which costs $295.

For those who don’t know the Lexus IS F is powered by an engine capable of developing 416 hp while the sprint from 0-100 km/h is made in under 5 seconds. The IS F represents the response from Lexus to the Bmw M3 Sedan and Mercedes C63 AMG .

BLITZ began in the late 1970’s as a circuit racing team and eventually developed into a high performance tuning shop. In 1980 BLITZ Co., LTD. was established in Tokyo, Japan. The concept was to produce high performance products without sacrificing the capability of being daily driven, commuter cars.

Founded in Japan in 1977, The Trust Company LTD has become a major player in automotive performance products. With popular brand names
like GReddy, GREX, and GRacer, the Trust Company offers one of the widest varieties of performance automotive components. Since 1994, the
development and distribution of Trust Company products in the United States has been accomplished by GReddy Performance Products, based in Irvine, California.

Lexus announced manufacturer’s suggested retail prices (MSRP) today for the GS 350, GS 460 and GS 450h luxury sedans. In addition to the numerous interior and exterior luxury enhancements that all GS models receive, base prices remain unchanged for the GS 350 and GS 450h hybrid at $44,150 and $54,900 respectively. The GS 460 replaces last year’s GS 430, and features a new 4.6-liter V8 engine that provides an additional 52 horsepower, for a total of 342 horsepower. The new GS 460 receives a modest increase of 0.47 percent over the model it replaces, or $245, to $52,620.

Launched in 2005, the third generation GS was the first production vehicle to feature Lexus’ radical L-finesse design philosophy, combining distinctive, elegant styling with peerless interior refinement and highly engaging driving dynamics.

At 2007 Detroit Auto Show, Lexus unveiled the IS-F, a 400 horsepower performance car that is ment to be a big competitor for the BMW BMW M3. Next, on the F line-up, will be a performance GS model, that will be unveiled sometime in 2009. The GS-F is supposed to compete with BMW M5 BMW M5 . Perhaps the GS-F will be powered by the V10 that’s supposed to be slotted into the Lexus LF-H supercar, making over 500 horsepower. While power figures on paper might defeat the M5, but that’s not all it takes to win (...)
Source: Paultan

The 2007 GS 350 builds upon its predecessor model’s already significant levels of performance, advanced luxury and intuitive technology, and it becomes the most powerful six-cylinder model in its segment. The handling performance of the 2007 GS 430’s potent 4.3-liter V8 is further optimized by a newly available active stabilizer system that automatically and seamlessly counteracts body sway to improve cornering performance.

You want to buy a car, but you need both luxury and affordable one. And you start wondering: how much do i have to pay to have both this in my dream car. According to Business Week you can buy a luxury car paying between $30.000 and $60.000. Mercedes-Benz’s two top sellers, for instance, are the C-Class and E-Class series sedans, both of which sold just shy of 45,000 units in the first 11 months of the year—far more than the company’s many other model lines. Those vehicles’ base prices range (...)
Source: Businessweek

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