Lexus GS F news stories are picking up steam — last week, Motor Trend confirmed the production model, and now Autocar has some details on the upcoming super sedan:
Power will be close to 500bhp with torque rated at just under 400lb ft. Expect a 0-60mph time in the mid-4sec region with a top speed of more than 170mph.
Styling wise, expect the GS F to look as dramatic as it is sporting, its main design feature being an even more dramatic grille than that of the RC F.
Expect the base price to be close to £80,000, with a very high level of standard equipment to help justify the premium. Don’t expect any kind of hybrid propulsion beneath the bonnet, though: the GS F’s V8 will be a big, slightly old fashioned thumper – with neither a turbo nor an electric motor in sight.
It’s stands to reason that the GS F will benefit from most (if not all) of the performance upgrades introduced with the RC F coupe.
Autocar suggests that the GS F will get a “mildly uprated version” of the RC F’s 5.0L V8, which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense — considering the GS is only 50 lbs. heavier than the RC (GS 350 vs. RC 350), it stands to reason that both vehicles should benefit from a horsepower bump if it’s available.
As for timing, Autocar expects the GS F to be available in the fourth quarter of 2015 — just in time for the GS mid-cycle refresh, I suppose.