Rumors of an F version for the Lexus GS sedan first appeared in 2007. After a while, it seemed that the rumors began to die down and it wasn’t until just last year that word began to spread that there may be in fact, an F version of the Lexus GS and that it would receive the same V10 engine as the Lexus LF-A sports car.

Now, it becomes official: Lexus has officially announced the GS-F sedan, which will be launched in 2013, will come with a detuned version of the LFA’s 4.8-litre V10. The next year Lexus will also unveil a new SC model.

For the GS-F, the engine’s capacity will be reduced by around 200cc to 4.6 liters and power to 450bhp, making it the most powerful road-going Japanese saloon ever built. Another novelty for the sedan will be Toyota’s first torque vectoring differential. Similar to the diff used on BMW’s M cars and the likes of the X6 SUV, the ‘torque split unit’ actively apportions drive between the rear wheels to aid handling. In addition to that, a similar system is also expected to be fitted to the new SC.

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Source: Autocar

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4 comments:

  (648) posted on 03.2.2010

Wow, who wouldn’t want a V10 for a sedan? O, wait, who would also want a car that burns a lot of fuel? Lol. Anyways, those people who can afford such cars are probably the same people who can afford to buy fuel for their cars. I mean they gotta have the money for gas as they had the money for the hot car.

  (702) posted on 03.1.2010

engine of a LF-A for a sedan like this? well this is new, sure thing it’s fast i cant imagine a V10 sedan rolling out of the streets i wonder how much fuel it will consume if you are going to market.

Uncia  (868) posted on 02.26.2010

I’m awaiting this car actually as much as I was the LFA... look out M5 and CTS-V. I do have two corrections on this article, though. First off, Lexus will not be releasing a new SC; we’re finally going to kill-off this now-defunct model, especially with the faster, more modern and just as comfortable IS 350C out now. Secondly, no, this is not Toyota’s first differential like this. TRD offered this type for the Supra turbo.

Uncia  (1023) posted on 02.25.2010

A V10 engine? well IMO having a v10 engine will make it’s selling at risk due to oil crisis.

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