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2013 Lexus LS F SPORT Revealed!

2013 Lexus LS F SPORT Revealed

Only days away from its official reveal, Chinese website XCAR has published photos of what looks to be the 2013 Lexus LS F SPORT:

2013 Lexus LS F SPORT Revealed

If accurate, this new LS F SPORT features the most aggressive interpretation of the Lexus spindle grille yet, with a full chrome surround and even a blacked out front bumper. Add the super-tinted windows and hybrid LED headlights, and the Lexus flagship sedan looks downright hostile.

Here’s the LS from another angle:

2013 Lexus LS F SPORT Rear

Here we see an overall design similar to the existing LS, though with some added sharpness and plenty of inspiration from the 2013 GS — let’s put it side-by-side with the 2012 model for good measure:

2013 LS vs 2012 LS

Despite any resemblance, the exterior changes give the LS a different character — especially in this F SPORT trim.

Still, considering that highly polished images aren’t always the best representation of a vehicle, and we have yet to see the interior, I’m going to wait until the actual reveal in San Francisco next Monday before coming to any real conclusions.

What are your initial impressions?

[Source: XCAR via Club Lexus & Autoblog.nl]

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    Travis
  • July 26, 2012
Imagine seeing this in your rear view ? Badass. 
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    BlackDynamiteNY
  • July 26, 2012
Looks like Lexus, as part of their aggressive image overhaul, is getting away from featuring new car designs in silver, and is consistently using gun-metal grey instead (The new GS, ES and now LS are all first seen in this color) BD
I'm thinking the photos (at leas the photo which gives a head-on view) is authentic. MotorTrend posted about this supposed 2013 LS, and here's a quote from the article: "Lexus officials all but confirmed the authenticity of the shots Thursday morning, asking us if we were inquiring about the 'LS photos that leaked.'” Unless Lexus had a serious lapse in their wording etiquette, I don't think they'd use the confirming words, unless there was real truth to these photos. Read more: http://wot.motortrend.com/2013-lexus-ls-460-f-sport-photos-leaked-by-chinese-car-blog-238575.html#ixzz21lKvx58u
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    Lexus LFA
  • July 26, 2012
I think these photos are fake it looks basically the same I think the Chinese site just did some tweaking, THIS NOT THE REAL CAR
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      kr_metal
    • July 26, 2012
    Yeah, looks just like the old LS except they changed the front. The front itself is a possible chop of the GS, and some bits of the FRS in there.
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  • July 26, 2012
looks good i was hoping they might also change the back too..it doesnt look bad. I guess they mainly wanted the new grill and get the new F sport. Because pretty much all luxury car have a sport version. S class with AMG, bimmer with M7 or alpina does Audi has one? so lexus is not leaving its LS out of the competition. Will have to see how the F sport compares with its Sport rivals 
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    Mile Delorca
  • July 26, 2012
I love it.....very aggressive....really happy to see the reflector pads in rear and the gas filler moved to driver side......can't wait to see other versions and the 600H for sure.....good work if it is legit
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      Celica
    • July 26, 2012
    The gas filler was already on the driver side on the current model.  The picture of the current model is a reflection; take a look at the Lexus logo and the model name and you'll see there's something wrong.
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    • July 27, 2012
    That's right -- I flipped the image of the current model for comparison's sake.
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    Bobby
  • July 26, 2012
Sorry for another post, but someone brought to my attention that if this is the real deal it would be similar to when Lexus launched the 2nd Generation LS which had almost the exact same side profile with different front/rear designs and interior as far as visuals with the 1st Gen. Those body styles made up 20 years on the market before the 3rd gen. I find this all rather interesting.
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      Bobby
    • July 26, 2012
    *10 years. 
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    blkpantha
  • July 26, 2012
Am just so in love with the front end of this car so much didn't way Lexus can make there cars look luxurious and piss off at the same time
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    BlackDynamiteNY
  • July 26, 2012
I think we'll see the regular LS460L on Monday, and Lexus will accompany it wit a press release about this vehicle and the 600hL BD
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    DillonD
  • July 26, 2012
This isn't photocopped because Lexus just released the picture of the LS on Twitter/Facebook and it looks like this!!!!
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    James
  • July 26, 2012
It's real.
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    Da1brklyn
  • July 26, 2012
Yea it is real no photoshop thank gawd !! Now for the interior it has to be LFCH-ish in order to compete with the rest and something tells me it's gonna be incredible!!!
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      James
    • July 26, 2012
    it wont be. just remote touch and a big screen.  new center dash. same seats and other interior.
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    Da1brklyn
  • July 26, 2012
*LFLC
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    Tommy Nguyen
  • July 27, 2012
The front bumper reminded me of the Bugatti Galibier! But I like the spindle grill. Awesome!
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    Nataraj_D
  • July 27, 2012
It's reallllllll!!!!!!!!!
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    Chris
  • July 27, 2012
Cant wait for the 2015 model, decent facelift but it needed more. No one in Europe is gonna buy this
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      BlackDynamiteNY
    • July 27, 2012
    Whether you like it Or you don't like it Learn to LOVE IT! Because it's the best thing going today...... WOOOOOOOOO! BD
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I like this restyle, but the rear lights are a bit similars to the Audi A8... so I would like that this similitudes are going to be erased or improve other things in this model. What about the interior? Is closer to the anterior model? Or to the GS/ES? I hope that they will improve the design of the CT and RX... The GS for me is a bit conventional.

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