Lexus at the Detroit Motor Show 2015

Cologne, January 7, 2015

After sports coupe RC F the Toyota luxury brand Lexus expanded the F-series with a four-door high-performance sedan. The new Lexus GS F is based on the normal GS, which is currently available in Germany only as a hybrid version. On January 13, 2015, the athletic newcomer is ( 12 to 25 January 2015) presented at the Detroit Motor Show.

A naturally aspirated V8 with 473 hp

Under the hood of the GS F works a five-liter naturally aspirated V8 that makes 473 hp and 4800 to 5600 rpm provides a maximum torque of 527 Newton meters. For that performance, the power is good, has not yet been notified. The already known sports coupe RC F, in which the same unit works with almost identical performance, sprints in 4.5 seconds to 100 runs and 270 km / h top.

Stability and agility plus daily comfort

The force passes through an eight-speed automatic transmission to the rear axle. The "Lexus Torque Vectoring "-Differenzial ( TVD ) is to improve agility in terms of the GS F according to the manufacturer. For the TVD can be between three operating modes: " Standard", " slalom " and " track". In addition, the monocoque of the four-door sports sedan have been strengthened and adapted to the chassis. The latter is now to combine high stability and agility on the track with daily comfort.

Cost factor?

What the GS F will cost, has not yet been revealed. The hybrid flagship GS 450h is to have from 54,750 euros, the new sports coupe RC F starts priced at 74,900 euros. And competition from Germany? A comparable BMW 550i loaded the buyer account with at least 72,900 euros . (ml)