The F badge has been used on Lexus models since the year 2008 to depict the fastest and most aggressive cars in its line-up. Today, Lexus is adding yet another model to its F family, and it shall be the 2016 GS F. This will be a year after the upcoming launch of the 2016 Lexus RC F coupe. The release of the GS F portrays Lexus pursuit in diversifying its performance line-up, since the 2016 GS F will be the forth coupe to put on the F badge. There are substantial reports and speculations regarding this long awaited GS F. The Japanese automakers are preparing a performance oriented sedan which will be able to take on mighty coupes’ such as the BWM M5, Jaguar XFR-S, Cadillac’s new CTS-V and Mercedes Benz E63 AMG. 2016 Lexus GS F is expected to run on an updated version of the Lexus RC-F’s V6 engine which churns about 500 horses. The coupe will be based on the GS changes on its interior and exterior which will match up with the engine to create a better package.
2016 LEXUS GS F: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
Not much information has been provided regarding the exterior changes, but according to some sneaked prototypes, this model seems to share some body kits with the IS-F. It will get large front air dams, dual Xenon LED daytime running lights as well as LED tail lights. There will also be standard grey and black 20 inch wheels. This sedan will prominently display Lexus aggressive grille. Other features include a number of vents, spoilers and scoops which will make for a more performance oriented appearance. Its rear will come with new quad exhaust pipes while the rear design will be different from the usual GS. It will be offered as a four door coupe. Although this new model will be larger than the RC F making people to believe it would be heavier, the automaker has devised ways of keeping its weight down. Its total weight is expected to be around 4000 pounds.
Inside, 2016 Lexus GS F will be upholstered in leather, Alcantara surfaces and carbon fiber. Highly attractive body hugging sports seats with an aggressive bolstering will be installed. Other features in the interior kit include a sports steering wheel, satellite navigation, dual zone climate control, comfy front bucket seats which will offer great side support, a trick gauge cluster with movable tachometer from the LF A model, attractive blue stitching on the steering wheel and the gearshift, and aluminum and carbon fiber accent on the dashboard and doors among others.
2016 LEXUS GS F: ENGINE SPECS
As earlier mentioned, this 2016 Lexus GS F will be powered by a revised RC F’s 5.0 liter V8 which is expected to generate 500 horses and 400 pounds-feet of torque. With this powertrain, the 2016 Lexus GS F will accelerate from zero to sixty mph in about 4 seconds while its top speed will be about 170 miles per hour. This power will be transmitted through the eight speed automatic and the Torsen limited slip differential which will make this mode significantly better in handling it.
2016 Lexus GS F: Release Date and Price
2016 Lexus GS F will most likely debut during the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. As for the price, it is speculated to range between $ 80 000 and $ 130 000.