FEB 3, 2017
The Lexus F series has a new model: the GS F. here, the sports sedan takes to the asphalt bends of the Sonoran desert
The Lexus GS F stands out in the Sonoran Desert’s early morning mist. Developed to satisfy driving enthusiasts pining for a high performance four-door F series model, the vehicle will handle on the racetrack as well as it does on the road.
“The GS F is a sports car that appeals to connoisseurs,” says Yukihiko Yaguchi, head of GS F development. “The F concept is for drivers of all skill levels, and incorporates three elements: sound, steering response, and acceleration. All we’ve done with the GS F relates to that vision.”
Everything in this car is there for a reason.
The GS F, Yaguchi says, is the perfect mix between functionality and craftsmanship. “We had no intention of being crafty for the sake of it,” he says. “Everything in this car is there for a reason.” Here, the GS F comes to a halt on a desert road, revealing its elongated profile.
The GS F’s specially designed parts – the large front grille, the stacked quad diffusers, the rear spoiler – provide enhanced cooling and aerodynamic performance, and underline and embody the individuality of the F series.
“This car will stand the test of time,” says Yaguchi, “because it is designed to appeal to the human senses.” Who should drive the GS F ? “Anybody who wants to enjoy driving,” Yaguchi says.
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- 4,915 mm
- 1,440 mm
- 1,845 mm
- 2,850 mm
- Seating Capacity
- DRIVEN WHEELS
- ENGINE TYPE
- 8 cylinders, V Type
- ENGINE OUTPUT
- 351kW / 7,100 rpm
- 530 Nm / 4,800 - 5,600 rpm
- 8-Speed SPDS
- Front: Double Wishbone, Rear: Multi-link
- Front: 255 / 35R19, Rear: 275 / 35R19