Imagining the 2013 Lexus GS 450h F-Sport


One of the questions raised by the 2013 Lexus GS teaser photo released last week was whether the bumper separating the upper and lower grilles would be blacked-out or the same color as the body — here’s a photochop from Auto Bild that takes a look at one of the two options:

2013 Lexus GS Photochop

Judging from the mesh grille, I would assume this is meant to be the F Sport version of the GS Hybrid sedan — I’m impressed enough by the end result that I expect even if this look isn’t offered directly from Lexus, some enterprising owners will likely recreate it themselves.

[Source: Auto Bild] (Thanks Marc!)

Comments


  • Matt Mann

    I like it, now if it was shorter, and Coupe like they were saying in 2013(Option). I may have to do that. Though it’d have to be faster than my current IS 350. =)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sophie-Tobin/100001227351481 Sophie Tobin

    I have to say that the photoshop looks great and hopefully the real GS will look that good.  We’ll know next week.

  • LEXICON

    I LOVE the tweaks at the bottom of the bumper/ grille. When the 2011 IS was revamped with some small tweaks with the lower front bumper i thought it was brilliant!!

    However is still wish they carried over the dual headlight set-up from the last gen. GS somehow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/frekev Kevin Freson

    This looks again superbe, the production model however will look very boring like any other ToLex from the 21ste century.

    I miss the good old 80’s Toyota :(

  • Wunko

    Looks cool!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lasse-J-Nordvik/100001045418399 Lasse J. Nordvik

    I’d love to see the grill divide in carbon fiber look.

  • Anonymous

    The headlights are PRETTY!
    BUT… I still feel that the shapes are a bit… generic!

  • TomEfer

    Can’t wait till this car to come out.  It will be fastest sports sedan in history with its embedded LFA tech.  It will beat the F10 M5 Nurburing time by 20 sec easily at half the price!!!!

  • Thomas

    The stupid tall grille makes the front of the car look narrow. The grille should be streched horizontal like previous Lexus’ used to have. Big design mistake!

  • Jefferson

    This car will smoke a lot cars in a drag race especially the GTR.

    0-60 2.5 sec baby!!!!

  • Thomas

    Which drugs are you on?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lasse-J-Nordvik/100001045418399 Lasse J. Nordvik

    Boundless Optimism drugs,perhaps? May I have some? ;-)

  • Mike DeLorca

    LOVE IT—–I can only wish and hope that the F-H Sport will look ths great—–Keep it Lexus !  The low beefy stance is awesome!

  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding

    I’ve to said … this rendering is 95% same as real car , from what I see .

  • Barker

    IMHO the best looking sports sedan in the market.  Since Audi loves to rip off from Lexus most likely the next Audi A6 is basically going to look like this.

  • 05RollaXRS

    Only the $375,000 Lexus LFA is the Lexus that can smoke a Nissan GTR in a drag race (ofcourse, with R compound super-slick racing tires).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lasse-J-Nordvik/100001045418399 Lasse J. Nordvik

    Yes,I think it’s very close too. In the “illuminated” teaser shot one can see that the chrome list on the upper grille extends a bit farther down than in this image where it looks like the one on the CT.

  • Max_bramante

    Waaaaay more attractive than the germans!!!!!

  • http://about.me/juanmcm Martín Coppedè

    This model is interesting. An hybrid model but F range is going to be so much interesting…

  • Joshd

    I just hope that they do offer a hybrid f sport version…not an f sport version for the gas model…

  • http://twitter.com/_mattwong_ Matt Wong

    It’s so good looking. I love the black bumper/grille accent. Better than the Teutonic Brothers. I hope Lexus sees this page. 

  • http://twitter.com/_mattwong_ Matt Wong

    It’s so good looking. I love the black bumper/grille accent. Better than the Teutonic Brothers. I hope Lexus sees this page. 

  • Lueragnne

    What’s amazing about Lexus is that they’re high-class thinkers, example the LS460 lights are inspired by a crystal champagne glass and are made from crystalline..

    I just want to say that the most beautiful car and i mean most beautiful is the current LS460, 600H.. If you look at it the car is very harmoniousness designed, the rear has a very unique and strong presence, the side is very uplifting and the front fascia is handsome and spirited..

    There is so much more i think of the LS design that i just cannot write about..

    Next time you see an LS460 on the road, just look at it and you will understand.. It may not be as flashy as a BUGATTI, but the Japanese are capable of making beautiful cars without the need of being flashy, which ages terribly..

    The LS460 is like wine, at will uphold its freshness as it ages.. 

  • Mike DeLorca

    Your remarks are right on—-that is why so many cars fade out so fast and Lexus keeps it’s looks through out the Model generation so well. I see so many LS 400’s that look so good at 20 years old.

  • Travis

    Looksa angry…. I Love it

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Yeah, I still miss the dual headlights.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Interesting idea, but then we’d also have to sprinkle some more carbon fiber elsewhere — front lip, maybe? ;-)

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Haha, yeah — that’s just crazy. :-)

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    That’s the only thing I don’t like about this rendering, the front end looks tiny.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    The lower part of the front bumper is a bit different, but I agree — it definitely resembles what we’ve seen from that GS teaser image.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Yeah, that’s also how I feel about the SC — Lexus makes vehicles that looks better as they get older.

  • LEXICON

    And tail lights. I was sad when they did’nt carry that over on the 2nd gen IS too.

  • Nexusgroup

    You work for Lexus mate!

  • Danny Y Harada

    Much nicer than the spy photo shot from China!  The white model looked anemic.  I think that the blacked out bumper needs to be retained in order for the look of the grill to flow in the design.

  • Danny Y Harada

    Much nicer than the spy photo shot from China!  The white model looked anemic.  I think that the blacked out bumper needs to be retained in order for the look of the grill to flow in the design.