While the whole thing is sure to appear online, I did want to mention that SpeedTV’s Shut Up & Drive will be featuring both the Lexus GS 350 F Sport and the LFA on tonight’s episode (10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT).
While there may not be much new information in this Motor Trend interview with former Lexus Global general manager Karl Schlicht, there is some new insight into the development of the fourth-generation GS.
Ron Kiino over at Motor Trend chose a 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport to take his wife to Santa Barbara for their fifth wedding anniversary, and came away with a new appreciation for the Lexus performance brand.
Car & Driver has published a dual-review of the 2013 Lexus GS 350 AWD & GS 350 F Sport, and found both models to have “character that no GS—and perhaps no Lexus besides the $380,000 LFA supercar—has exhibited before.”
Shut Up & Drive is a new show debuting tonight on Speed TV, and it will feature race car drivers Townsend Bell and Justin Bell taking a new GS 350 F Sport on a road trip to Northern Oregon’s Rowena Loops highway.
Lexus Magazine is running a great profile on Shuichi Ozaki, a Lexus “Meister” whose job “is to identify, safeguard, and optimize the mix of emotions that create the uniquely human appeal of the new GS —- and all Lexus vehicles.”
If you haven’t seen the Lexus GS Challenge feature running in Motor Trend & Automobile Magazine this month, then you’ve missed out on the photography of Scott Dukes, and I just can’t allow that to happen.
To prove how much the new GS has improved, and show how it stacks up to the competition, Lexus invited Automobile Magazine & Motor Trend to do some independent testing of the GS 350 F Sport against the BMW 535i and Mercedes E350 Sport.
Lexus Magazine has the story on the four years and 600,000 miles that Lexus GS chief engineer Yoshihiko Kanamori and his team spent testing the current GS and pre-production models on roads across the world.