New Lexus GS-F Rendering from Japan

As previously mentioned, TLE reader Shamiz sent over a bunch of cellphone pics from an unnamed Japanese car magazine, and among the images was this rendering of a possible Lexus GS-F:

Lexus GS-F

I really hope that Lexus tries to incorporate the LF-Gh’s giant grille with the GS-F, even if it’s as simple as blacking out the dividing bumper. In fact, let’s try that quickly:

Lexus GS-F Blacked Out Bumper

In designing the GS-F, I’m curious how much will be taken from the existing IS-F — and even more specifically, I wonder if the front air vents will be carried over to the next generation of F-marque models. They’re certainly a large part of the current IS-F’s visual identity.

Along with the photo is some speculation that the GS-F would be powered by the IS-F’s 5.0L V8 engine, with output bumped up to 467 HP — but considering the new BMW M5 is packing 560 HP and the Mercedes E63 has 550 HP, I have to think that 500+ HP needs to be the target. Of course, it’s all speculation at this point.

What do you think of this GS-F photochop?

(If anyone’s interested, I’ve included the full magazine page after the jump.)

Lexus


Comments

  • DuDE

    Now thats a clean photochop!

    delete the fogs, raise the hood a little bit with two vents and blackout the entire grill and there is an M5 killer!

    • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

      When you say “blackout the entire grille”  — do you mean the chrome?

    • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

      When you say “blackout the entire grille”  — do you mean the chrome?

      • DuDE

        the diamond shaped mesh seen in the LF-Gh concept..

  • BlackDynamite

    500HP is the minimum
    It is lighter than the others
    BD

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

      Can be, but I don’t think the power is the key or at least in all the markets… maybe the most complex engine or also the AWD, or the greener!
      A Hybrid GS-F, with 450 HP with the lowest consumption can affect so much BMW M5 or Audi S6.

      • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

        I don’t know, I think the horsepower number is very important in this segment. Not to say that a GS-F needs 550+ HP, but 450 HP would be 100 less than its competitors. That’s a significant difference.

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

        Yes, the 450 HP was an example, but I mean that in example the point can be less power, but more efficiency in other part, like fuel consumption or other aspects, like better times in accleration 0-100.
        Like the old Volvo S70R, while this BMW M5 have 400 HP, the swedish brand had 300 HP, AWD and the intention to demonstrate more things…
        Let see if Lexus want to have a model like this in the GS.

      • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

        I don’t know, I think the horsepower number is very important in this segment. Not to say that a GS-F needs 550+ HP, but 450 HP would be 100 less than its competitors. That’s a significant difference.

      • 05RollaXRS

        Hybrid and performance are not working. It has become abundantly clear. Porsche might be able to get it to work, but that is through a very high revving V8 with an electric motor and that costs a lot of money,

  • Steven

    I think those fog lights are a little inaccurate. The ones on the teaser image of the GS F-sport look different. 
    http://lexusenthusiast.com/2011/08/20/2013-lexus-gs-f-sport-gs-450h-teaser-images/

  • Pedro_roldao

    Very cool with the black bumper….

  • Max_bramante

    650 hp plz,jizz in my pants

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

    I greatly prefer the second photo with the more pronounced spindle grille. I think a GS-F should be equal or better than the Germans on power and noticeably lighter.

  • Mike DeLorca

    I agree with numerous that post here…….need 500+ power…..the fog lights are too common to me…they need to be more unique and different too…..maybe something non circular to set design apart…..and finally the all mesh blacked out grill is so awesome from the concept…..this would set this car apart from the other models and it would be worthy if the power and cost differences that consumers expect with a sport variant. I personally think the bar blackened out between the grills is not enough.

  • Travis

    Yes plz.    This car will be awesome. Plz make a GS-F Lexus.. it is only right that you do

  • BOSS

    Look’s a little bland, something is missing or maybe needs to be a little more aggressive.

  • Lexisf

    I would have loved to have seen what they thought the rear end would look like with the GS-F model! Maybe a set of four rectangular exhaust tips?

  • Anonymous

    IF Lexus does produce the GS-F (and they really should), I think they will do a much better job. This photochop is a good effort but I don’t think it’s a near enough representation. Lexus is changing the style of the L-Finesse design language. Little from the IS-F will be carried over, I reckon. I’d like to see something different from the gill on the side. It doesn’t look aggressive enough. Would like to see someone photochop the rear as well – that’d be quite interesting. 

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

    Since Lexus GS doesn’t have light body like Jaguar … I don’t think 470hp is really enough .