Rumor: Lexus GS F to have LFA V10 Engine

Lexus GS F by Best Car

Japanese magazine Best Car is reporting that Lexus is working on a GS F that would pair the current sedan with the LFA’s 4.8L V10 engine.

It seems unlikely to be true, especially the idea that Lexus would be working on a variant of the oldest sedan in the lineup, and is probably wishful thinking on the part of Best Car. While the LFA’s V10 is be lighter and smaller than the IS F’s 5.0L V8, it’s also prohibitively expensive.

Perhaps the strongest point in favor of this rumor would be Lexus stretching out the V10 engine’s development cost, but there’s practically no chance this is coming to the current GS.

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While searching for a better quality image than the one above, I found this GS F rendering from Motor Trend Road & Track that I hadn’t seen before, which also mentions using the LFA’s V10:

That’s about as successful a GS/IS F merger as I can picture—beautifully done.

[Source: Best Car via Carscoop]


Comments

  1. I have the chance to buy a lexus GS 300. Its a 2007 with 135,500 miles on it. Any opinions. Its at auction this next weekend only. It seems like a lot of miles and I cannot get a car fax on it. (At least I don't think) As is only. Can't drive it.?
  2. Lisa Preston wrote:I have the chance to buy a lexus GS 300. Its a 2007 with 135,500 miles on it. Any opinions. Its at auction this next weekend only. It seems like a lot of miles and I cannot get a car fax on it. (At least I don’t think) As is only. Can’t drive it.?
    Honestly, sounds pretty dicey to me. That's a lot of miles, and a lot of risk.