Lexus has been trying, for a while now, to produce a real competitor in the luxury sport sedan market. The problem is that they were quite late in the past and they have started in the 2007, when most of the main competitors already had created models in this segment. However, things could change and fast – Lexus has a better position and much more buyers than before and also, they have just unveiled a real contender for the luxury sport sedan segment – the 2016 Lexus GS F.
Engine, Specs, Performance
Since the 2016 Lexus GS F is a sport variant of a regular model, they had to choose a more powerful engine. The company decide to go with a 5.0L V-8 engine that produces total of 467 horsepower and 389 pound-feet of torque. The sedan comes only with an 8-speed automatic transmission, but there are shift paddles mounted on the steering wheel for those who love to change gears themselves.
Exterior and Interior Design
When you take a look at the 2016 Lexus GS F you will see how amazing this car looks! The front of the sedan looks more serious and aggressive compared to its predecessor. The “F” badge that was first introduced in 2008 speaks about the character of the car maybe even better than its looks. Some experts, however, suggest that the exterior is fairly similar to another car from the Lexus lineup – the RC F. Some of the characteristic details of the exterior are the large mesh grille on the front along with carbon fiber lip below. The interesting thing is that they have removed the fog lights from the bumper and that is where are now located air vents for brakes. Headlights now have a new design with three elements and LED running daylights below them. Rear bumper is also redesigned and the company also fitted new side skirts. On top of the trunk is a small lip spoiler made out of carbon fiber.
The interior is a mix of two different things – the standard luxury that is Lexus known for and a sporty and aggressive side of this car. The steering wheel is something that Lexus refuses to change, even in a model like this. However, this is not the first thing you will notice – a large display dominates the whole dashboard and it looks really big. It is used for displaying data, music info and satellite navigation. Below that display is located an analog watch and buttons for climate control. The whole interior is in two colors, which are used in very specific manner, like the designer played with the interior, but the end results is great! Unlike many Lexus vehicles, the 2016 Lexus GS F has a bucket sport seats in the front, which are somewhere in between the comfort of the luxury seats and the grip that sport seats provide.
2016 Lexus GS F Release Date
The Japanese manufacturer stated that the 2016 Lexus GS F is going to go on sale in late 2015. The company is yet to announce official price for this luxury sedan, but it is expected to be around $75,000, more or less.
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