Visual Comparison: Fourth-Gen Lexus GS vs. LF-Gh Concept

After staring at the official photos of the 2013 Lexus GS for a week now, I thought it would be an interesting exercise to compare the production model with the LF-Gh concept (click any photo for a larger version):

2013 Lexus GS vs LF-Gh Concept

Since the LF-Gh was meant to be a hybrid concept, the three LED headlights are much more distinct than the GS 350’s single projector assembly — but beyond that, it still astounds me that so much of the concept can be seen in the production model.

2013 Lexus GS vs LF-Gh Concept

Again, the side profile is virtually identical from concept to production, though the massive wheels & wheel wells on the concept are much more visually impressive. On the other hand, I like both the front & rear profiles much more on the production model, especially the faint glimmer of the exhaust in the rear bumper.

2013 Lexus GS vs LF-Gh Concept

With the exception of the defining “A” sheetmetal crease, I was never a fan of the LF-Gh’s rear, and much prefer the production model’s design. The diffuser rocks my world, the taillights are much more defined, and I even like the thin chrome trim on the trunk line.

All in all, for as much as I like looking at concept vehicles, I always end up preferring the production model — especially when it comes to Lexus. The fourth-generation GS has extra layers of polish and practicality compared to the LF-Gh — it’s made for real life rather than display.

How do you think the fourth-gen Lexus GS compares to the LF-Gh concept?