2016 Lexus GS F Performance Debuts in Detroit

2016 Lexus GS F Performance Debuts in Detroit – Lexus officially lifted the veils off the all-new 2016 GS F performance sedan in Detroit and has also released new photos and information – still no acceleration times, though.

It’s official: The 2016 Lexus GS F performance sedan made its debut at the Detroit auto show. The company also took another opportunity to trot out its RC F GT-3 concept after its world debut at the 2014 Geneva motor show.

As we know from last week’s preview of the car, the GS F sports sedan is powered by a 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 producing 467hp (473PS) and 389lb-ft (527Nm) of torque – considerably less than rivals like the BMW M5 (552hp) or the Mercedes E 63 AMG (550hp).2016 Lexus GS F Performance Debuts in Detroit 2

It has to be said though that the 2016 Lexus GS F is significantly lighter than both quoted rivals.  At just 4,034 pounds, the Lexus is some 350 pounds lighter than the BMW M5 and nearly 400 pounds lighter than the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S 4Matic (that said, the Lexus is only about 100 pounds lighter than the 640-horsepower Cadillac CTS-V). We won’t know if this weight advantage is enough for the 2016 Lexus GS F to outrun its competitors until we’re able to drive it, though.

Beyond that, Lexus has fitted the sort of tinsel typical of its high-performance models, with an even more wildly gaped fascia and vertically staggered rear exhausts. Meaty wheels and tires hide under flared wheel arches, while the cabin features far more aggressive sport seats and stylish upholstery.2016 Lexus GS F Performance Debuts in Detroit 4

The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters driving the rear wheels through the same Torque Vectoring Differential (TVD) found in the RC F, with three operating modes named Standard, Slalom and Track.

The car features an exclusive suspension system “honed on Japanese circuits such as Fuji Speedway and perfected on the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife” and rides on wide 19-inch forged wheels shod with staggered Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires (255/35-19 front, and 275/35-19 rear). The GS F also has an enhanced braking system with 15-inch front rotors that are available with bright orange 6-piston calipers.2016 Lexus GS F Performance Debuts in Detroit

Styling wise, the GS F sports an aggressive kit that includes revised bumpers, a rear diffuser with quad exhausts, flared wheel arches, side skirts and a carbon fiber boot lid spoiler. The cabin gets two-tone leather and Alcantara surfaces with front sport seats, carbon trims, a sports steering wheel and added kit.

Beyond that, Lexus has fitted the sort of tinsel typical of its high-performance models, with an even more wildly gaped fascia and vertically staggered rear exhausts. Meaty wheels and tires hide under flared wheel arches, while the cabin features far more aggressive sport seats and stylish upholstery.

source : carscoop | autoweek.com

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