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.