Despite the recent credit crunch and new car sales falling by the wayside the muscle car day are back, in more ways then you think. In the 1960s it was American automakers pulling their most powerful engines and installing them in smaller vehicles to create and fun factory built hot rod. And while U.S. car builders have come back with models like the Camaro SS and Shelby GT500, but it looks like things are taking shape across the Pacific as well. It turns out that the one cancelled F tuned version of the Lexus GS luxury sedan has just received a new lease on life, much like the IS-F a GS-F will receive a high output power plant exotic to that chassis and be beefed up everywhere else to accommodate the extra ponies. The Lexus GS-F high performance four door will compete with models like Audi RS6, BMW M5, Cadillac CTS-V and Mercedes E63 AMG.

Lexus LFA at the 2009 SEMA Show
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The Japanese magazine Best Car is speculating that a future Lexus GS-F will be powered by the same 4.8 Liter V10 piston pumper that can be found under the hood of the current Lexus LF-A super car. With a V8 being the largest engine offered in the current Lexus GS, a ten cylinder is next logical step, cranking out 553 HP and 354 lb-ft of torque from the 1LR-GUE, a 550 HP sport sedan sounds quite fun, however Toyota is going to have to shed a considerable amount of weight from the Lexus in order to work well with considerably less torque. However they know what they are doing, taking a decade to develop the LF-A, and we are sure that they have already taken that into consideration.


Source: Carscoop

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  (555) posted on 01.26.2010

Lexus is great in its own way. You can’t compare them to other car brands and say the Lexus should also use the engine that others use. V10 is also good, one proof is when it made it to the final racer of the 1990 World Sportscar Championship, seen in the works Peugeot 905.

  (859) posted on 01.5.2010

I don’t know if that’s a good move for Lexus that they will stick on the V10 engine. I think V8 is more competitive and if you want to compete with some big names like Audi, BMW, Mercedes, and Cadillac, the work is much appreciated on the V8 engine but I don’t question the power of V10.

Uncia  (868) posted on 12.30.2009

The GS-F was originally supposed to be out before the LFA, because when the LFA project started in 2000 the aim was to have the engine finished in 2006 for the current GS, with the LFA to finish track development a year later, but I thought the GS-F got cancelled because the LFA took so long and used up all the funding. Good to know they’re still thinking about it.

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