Lexus has reinforced its sporting character with the world premiere of a new GS F high-performance saloon at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on 13 January.The GS F is the next addition to Lexus’s ‘F’ line, joining the recently launched RC F coupe.The new model combines a refined, four-door design with the speed and agility of a premium sports car.The GS F shares the same platform as the Lexus GS, but benefits from extensive enhancements throughout, including the powertrain.This features a naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine that produces 467bhp (348kW) at 7,100rpm and peak torque of 527Nm between 4,800 and 5,600rpm*.This sophisticated unit can operate in both the Otto and Atkinson combustion cycles to optimise power or efficiency according to driving conditions.It has been matched to an eight-speed automatic gearbox with a manual shift function.
Tested at the gruelling Nürburgring 24-hour race and Pikes Peak Hill Climb in Colorado, this new 5.0-litre V8 engine resets benchmarks for sports performance. Normal aspiration means immediate response, with no lag, and a dramatic sound. The cylinder head and other moving parts are engineered by Yamaha Motorsport (who supplied the LFA supercar’s V10 powerplants) while final assembly takes place at our Tahara plant. In clean room conditions, each engine undergoes rotational balancing and stethoscope tests that result in smooth yet incredibly responsive acceleration. Further to the above, for a rousing acoustic experience, Active Sound Control - a technology also developed for the LFA - blends engine and exhaust notes, creating an awesome GS F soundtrack.
Vehicle performance can be fine-tuned using Drive Mode Select. ECO mode reduces emissions and conserves fuel while, for everyday driving, NORMAL provides an ideal balance of power, economy and ride comfort and CUSTOMIZE lets you adjust the GS F to suit your mood. For enhanced drivetrain responsiveness, simply switch to SPORT S or SPORT S+ mode.
The V8 engine delivers power via an 8-speed Sport Direct Shift sequential transmission with manual override. Select Manual mode and use shift paddles to enjoy rapid sports performance. When paddle downshifting (in just 0.2 seconds) you’ll experience the unique sound of the throttle ‘blipping’ between gears.
Drivers can adjust the sound of their GS F by switching to SPORT S or SPORT S+ which engages Active Sound Control. This amplifies the car’s deep exhaust note for all occupants to enjoy, perfectly complementing the sporty driving experience.
The foundation for the new GS F’s outstanding handling is its high rigidity body. Numerous specialised manufacturing techniques further enhance strength, including body adhesives, laser-screw welding and multi-spot welding. Straight-line and cornering stability are supplied by a multi-link rear suspension setup. A combination of high-tensile steel and die-cast/forged aluminium components keep weight low but ensure vibration-free precision.
Sports Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) ensures that the enormous power of the GS F can be enjoyed smoothly and safely. This adjusts throttle, steering and suspension settings to provide sportier performance, and expands the permissible range of centrifugal force before the VDIM system intervenes. If you’re ready to push the GS F to the extreme, you can switch Sports VDIM off completely.
Hand built and stethoscope tuned, this incredible 5.0-litre V8 engine develops 477 DIN hp and 530 Nm of torque. The cylinder head and all moving parts are designed to provide increased maximum power at higher revs. Thrilling to hear, advanced sound engineering creates a deeply resonant tone, and a higher-pitched roar as revolutions rise above 6000 rpm under hard acceleration.
Safety in the GS is taken very seriously – a raft of occupant protection.
Radar devices mounted in the rear bumper detect vehicles in adjacent lanes that are not visible in the door mirrors. If the driver is indicating to change lane and a vehicle enters the blind spot, a warning signal appears in the relevant door mirror(s).
Millimetre-wave radar and an on-board computer calculate collision risk ahead. If the risk is high, the driver is alerted by audible and visual warnings and brake pressure is increased. When a collision is deemed unavoidable, the brakes will be applied automatically as necessary and the front seatbelts tightened.The Pre-Crash Safety system is also able to pinpoint pedestrians and other hazards in the GS F’s path and will activate automatic braking to prevent a collision.
The Rear Cross Traffic Alert function uses Blind Spot Monitor radar to detect vehicles approaching the area behind the vehicle in a car park.
In addition to an immensely strong passenger safety cell, occupant protection is provided by ten sensor controlled airbags. All seatbelts, except for the centre rear seat, are also specified with pre-tensioners. The driver and front passenger are protected by 2-stage head airbags, as well as knee and side airbags. Outer rear seats are equipped with side airbags as standard, while curtain shield airbags run the full length of both cabin sides. This exceptional level of safety protection is provided as standard in the new GS F. As a result, injury risk is significantly reduced.
Now available with 5.9% APR Representative^^ and £500 deposit contribution over 42 Months based on 8,000 miles per annum for the Lexus GS F - £72,495 on the road. Plus Free 2 Year Service Plan** when you take delivery before 31 March 2017:
|On the Road Price||£72,495.00||Excess Mileage Charge||21p per mile|
|Duration of Agreement||42 Months||Balance to Finance||£45,694.26|
|41 Monthly Payments||£799.00||Optional Final Payment||£23,034.02|
|Customer Deposit||£22,534.02||Total Amount Payable||£79,503.02|
|Centre Deposit Contribution||£500.00||Fixed Rate of Interest (per annum)||3.05%|
|Charge for Credit||£7,008.02||Representative APR||5.9%^|
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Lexus’s Torque Vectoring Differential, which debuted in the RC F, will be part of the GS F’s standard specification, helping define its handling quality. It will operate in three different modes:
The GS F’s monocoque chassis will feature structural reinforcements and an exclusive suspension package designed to optimise the car’s handling capabilities and ride quality. Drivers can anticipate stable, smooth performance on the open road and rewarding handling when tackling challenging routes or circuit driving.
With a 1,830kg kerb weight*, the GS F is set to be the lightest model in its class.
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For a limited time, the Lexus GS F is available from just £849 per month (plus initial rental).
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