Will there be a Lexus GS F? (Plus Other Questions from SEMA)


As part of their SEMA experience, Lexus USA asked their Twitter & Facebook followers to submit questions about the cars on display this year.

In the end, five questions were chosen for video responses — let’s start with National Marketing Manager Brian Bolain’s answer to the question “Will there be a V8 version of the GS F Sport, and will there be a GS F?”:

Before we get too caught up in Brian’s answer, let’s be serious — there’s absolutely no way Lexus will discuss a possible GS F at this stage. The fourth generation GS hasn’t even reached dealerships yet.

That said, compare the GS engine options to its competitors, and there’s a V8-sized hole on the spec sheet, and to me that’s the clearest indication that a GS F is on the future roadmap. My reasoning is simple — I don’t believe there’s a big enough market for both a GS 460/500 and a GS F, and since there’s no V8 option for the standard model at launch, it stands to reason that a GS F would slot nicely into the space where the GS 460 used to sit.

The other questions are much less charged — I’ve included the remaining four videos after the jump, which feature Clark Ishihara from VIP Auto Salon, Troy Sumitomo from Five Axis and Scott Pruett.

Comments


  • Shane From Australia

    I would have been happy enough if Lexus released a GS460 F-Sport.

  • http://twitter.com/BlackDynamiteNY BlackDynamiteOnline

    There WILL be a GSF.

    Don’t bet money.  Bet YOUR LIFE on it!
    This is called counter-campaigning, and they need to do it until the GS Launch has run it’s course successfully.

    Expect the GSF in 2013
    BD

  • Mike DeLorca

    I totally agree—-very well said !

  • F1

    Yeah there def will be a GSF

  • Lexusgs

    I want a gs-f with a V8 engine, otherwise I’m going to Jaguar or Maserati, Cadillac …..Too bad the lexus still does not listen to customer.
    And one gs-f it`s the best marketing for lexus:

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sebastien-Kroetsch/550680597 Sebastien Kroetsch

    A GS-F will most probably be built around this time next year. Like it was said they have to wait and make sure the sales of the V6 goes well before offering a V8 version. I bet on something more than a V8. Don’t expect a V10 as it would cost too much and that engine will remain exclusive to the LFA for Lexus and next gen. Esprit for Lotus. I think and hope they come up with their first forced inducted engine with the GS-F. They know they can, they will.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=717185464 Мохамед Абдулрахман Рамадан

    My Question is not the GS now
    i saw and read in a lot of posts that the new 3rd Gen IS will be found at TOKYO MOTOR SHOW 
    is any one have a solid info about that?

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  • Nismo_540whp

    If there is going to be a gs-f I would defiantly get it