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2012 Lexus GS Photochops

An as-yet-unknown Japanese magazine has put together their rendition of the fourth-generation Lexus GS:

2012 Lexus GS

While it may be a modified version of this CT 200h photo and a poor photochop all round, I’ll give it some points on the clever headlights.

Also included was an attempt at the GS F:

2012 Lexus GS F

Again, it’s another riff on an existing CT photo and not what I’d expect to see in a GS F, but there is some information included with the photochop — namely, it would be powered by 5L V8 putting out 459 hp (465 ps) and weigh 1600kg, or 3,527 lbs, which would be a weight savings over 200 lbs. as compared with the GS 460.

Clearly, both of these designs borrow heavily from the CT, and I think there might be some truth to that. The front-end of the CT brings a number of nicely shaped & aggressive design cues (particularly down around the foglights), and I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see some hint of the CT design in the new GS.

(Thanks Holger!)

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    Nataraj
  • February 18, 2011
More like CT-F sedan than GS-F lol... still like it though!
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LOL Why are these people paid?!
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    RDS
  • February 18, 2011
Some Japanese magazine is super accurate on the rendering !
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      ck
    • April 6, 2011
    Actaully seen the car and thats the exact pic of it
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    LarqueFausse
  • February 18, 2011
@Nataraj:
Nataraj wrote:More like CT-F sedan than GS-F lol… still like it though!
Yeah, looks too much like a CT to take it seriously as a new GS. Personally I'm not a fan of this rendition. It looks too bland and forgettable. May as well have the Toyota logo on it. Definitely a step back in styling compared to the current GS body. A CT F would be nice though...
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      ck
    • April 6, 2011
    ctf is on its way and the Lexus line up will start to take over the CT design on all its new modesl coming i,e ES350 and GS and IS
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    jerryntom
  • February 18, 2011
i actually quite nice...but will ppl pay $50k+ for a car tats has a design base on the CT?
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    Mister Two
  • February 18, 2011
"...and weigh 1600kg, or 3,527 lbs, which would be a weight sav ings over 200 lbs. as com pared with the GS 460." Actually it says "1600kg台後半", which means "in the latter half of the 1600kg range", i.e. 1650-1699kg, which I think will end up being very close to 1700kg, since even the current GS350 (with a mere 3.5L V6) weighs 1720kg and it would cost way too much for the GS-F with a 5.0L V8 to reduce that much weight to be price-competitive.
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    Tilps
  • February 18, 2011
Lexus pls dont go audi route, All cars look same,
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    BOSS
  • February 18, 2011
NO NO NO NO NO NO NO, I didn't work and save to buy this ugly thing. Good thing its only photochopped. Hope the real GS has curves like the current one or else somebodies gonna get a hurt real bad!
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      Ckukkola
    • April 6, 2011
    all lexus models are taking over the CT front fascia get used to it, Its confirmed
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    Auge
  • February 18, 2011
No, this is not the typical L-Finesse Styling -- especially it does not fit into the GS-Class. It must be more elegant and of course 4-eye-design.
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    lexusjoe
  • February 18, 2011
guys, I have either BAD news or GOOD news. That WILL BE the new GS. It is Not just b.s. rendition, that IS what the car looks like. Lexus officials have pics of the new GS, and they are trying to be secretive about releasing pictures yet, but I confirmed it this morning. Although, the picture does not do it justice. I was told "in person, it looks more exciting and stylish".
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    lexusjoe
  • February 18, 2011
also, it will be produced in January 2012 and be in showrooms by Feb/March of 2012. Mid year of 2012 will see a new ES350, still front wheel drive but not sure if it will be Hybrid or Standard Gas engine.
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    Luke
  • February 18, 2011
The eastern area dealers..Gen Mgr's and Owner's got to see photo's of the new GS and the new ES. The new GS Concept....very close to the production version will be at the up coming NY Auto Show
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    BOSS
  • February 18, 2011
It better have quad lights.
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    Mike DeLorca
  • February 18, 2011
Ok---Lexus has been too secretive for too long for this to be the real deal.You will not find a Lexus lover more enthused than myself, however, I will be very dissapointed to see this in the flesh----my '06 GS 430 looks much classier and has better lines than this. I was expecting more MB CLS ideas than this----the only thing that is remotely creative and nice to see augmented is the new light arrangement and LED inner quads that have a cool multi light look. I am not fond of the fog lights. Lexus has got to make this work or I am afraid trouble is ahead for the future. This should be the base for what the future holds for new styles to come for future other models.
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    BlackDynamite
  • February 18, 2011
Automotive News put out the idea the new GS would come THIS Spring not NEXT Spring The LS is also up for redesign late next year, with a weight reduction Both Toyota and Lexus need new product THIS year, not NEXT year They aren't doing a very good job of staggering their releases That goes for Corolla and Camry/ES Camry/ES should be out this fall, at the latest! I guess the IS will get done this fall, and the GS, LS and ES are all next year Not well thought-out, especially by Lexus BD>:-(
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    Thomas
  • February 20, 2011
Well then. I can "confirm" that it is not... which is GOOD news.
lexusjoe wrote:guys, I have either BAD news or GOOD news. That WILL BE the new GS. It is Not just b.s. ren­di­tion, that IS what the car looks like. Lexus offi­cials have pics of the new GS, and they are try­ing to be secre­tive about releas­ing pic­tures yet, but I con­firmed it this morn­ing. Although, the pic­ture does not do it jus­tice. I was told “in per­son, it looks more excit­ing and stylish”.
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    FreeSpirit
  • February 21, 2011
can it be that one
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    Eljay
  • February 21, 2011
FreeSpirit wrote:can it be that one
I like that! :-)
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    Mike DeLorca
  • February 21, 2011
@Eljay: could this be IS update coming---not GS
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  • February 21, 2011
this car looks cool but bmw came out with a new 2011 and it looks more nice and big this car look like its a smaller version of a gs not cool i just have to rate it a 3 8-)
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    FreeSpirit
  • February 21, 2011
@Mike DeLorca: even GS or IS i like what i see
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    Eljay
  • February 21, 2011
Mike DeLorca wrote:@Eljay: could this be IS update coming—not GS
Good point. There has been no mention of a two-door GS,and overall it carries more of a resemblance to the IS than the GS.
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    FreeSpirit
  • February 22, 2011
see that GS photoshop
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    Luke
  • February 22, 2011
Lexusjoe is correct, this is the new GS and it looks much better in person... I guess we'll have to wait and see it at the NY show. They also discussed a coupe version
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    lexi
  • February 22, 2011
@FreeSpirit: looks better eh, how bout the front end - no pic?
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    Mike DeLorca
  • February 22, 2011
Fantastic ! Ok----this pic makes all the difference in the world----just my thoughts of how the GS needed to go in terms to compete more with the CLS look----very classy and stretched look---I am sure it will be outstanding in person. I am excited---will add to my Lexus line-up. Now the next generation LS will need to be mind blowing to keep above MB,BMW & Audie---Keep going Mr.Akio Toyoda--your influence is shining thru.
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    GS
  • April 27, 2011
ITS NOT IMPRESSIVE ACCORDING TO THE CURRENT GS MODEL

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