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2015 Lexus GS F Spy Shots

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It looks like the RC F coupe we recently spied isn’t the only new F performance model Lexus has in the hopper. Today we have spy shots of a GS sedan undergoing high-speed testing on Germany’s Nürburgring and a number of its features suggest it is actually a prototype for the oft-rumored GS F.

At first it looks like an ordinary GS wearing the car’s F Sport package but peer a little closer and you’ll notice a new lip spoiler up front, unique mesh pattern wheels, uprated brakes and a stacked exhaust design Lexus reserves for its dedicated F cars. The car also looks to be sitting lower than the regular GS.

Expect the final version to feature some carbon fiber panels to help shed weight. Lexus has said the LFA’s complex carbon fiber production process would be used for other models, and where to start than with a dedicated F car.

It’s not clear yet what engine Lexus has in store for its GS F but there have been rumors of a supercharged V-8 or possibly a detuned version of the LFA’s V-10. We’re more likely to see Lexus go with a version of the 5.0-liter V-8 engine destined for the upcoming RC F, however.

This engine is an evolution of the 5.0-liter mill found in the IS F and in the GS F may be tuned to deliver as much as 465 horsepower. In the RC F we expect output to remain similar to the IS F’s 416-horsepower rating. Note, with the arrival of the GS F, Lexus may end up phasing out the IS F after the 2014 model year due to the similar technology between the two.  

Look out for a market launch of the GS F late next year, which suggests it will list as a 2015 model. Pricing should fall around the $70k mark, making the car a slightly cheaper alternative to the likes of the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG.

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Comments (6)
  1. "we’re sure you will be left with anything but respect for the Japanese automaker’s technology and know-how when it comes to making cars go fast." Does this going fast involve electrical glitches and sticky brake pedals? Because "anything but respect" sounds like a big, double-decker fear sandwich topped with a dollop of greed.
     
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  2. Oh ya, cause Toyota's the only company to ever mess up and have a major recall . . .
     
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  3. Hmm,Lexus thinks it can slap on a V10 and able challenge the top dogs. First, it needs take on the Infiniti M or G series before go for the big dogs.
     
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  4. Not gonna make any recall jokes, but the IS F is not as good as a BMW M3 and I doubt GS-F will be as good as its Mercedes and BMW competition.
     
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  5. I heard that the IS is getting a hybrid variant as well.
     
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  6. You guys have no idea what you're talking about. For one... Infiniti quality sucks, I had a G35 and it isn't as fast as my IS. So I wouldn't worry about the G and M series. If you are comparing the G37 to the IS350 that isn't fair since the IS350 came out around 4 years before the G37 so of course Infiniti would up the horsepower to draw more people to that car over the IS. And Toyota has been making F1 cars for a while, so to make a street car go fast and stable isn't rocket science to them. You think the engineers at Toyota are new to designing cars? Heck.. they were probably engineers that left BMW or Mercedes to work at Lexus. So your "perfect" M3 or M5 could be helping to design the GS-F.
     
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