Rumor: Lexus GS350 Coupe to replace the aging SC430

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 14, 2011

There is growing evidence that Lexus will be producing a coupe version of its all-new GS350. Lexus Corporate Manager of Product Planning Ben Mitchell, who was present at the launch of the luxury sedan, declined to provide details about a possible GS-F to compete with the BMW M5.

Mitchell said that he had “nothing to announce” but he did say that as the SC430 ends its run, there is a slot in the lineup that has to be filled.

Mitchell talked to a group of journalists who had only good things to say about the Audi A5/S5.

There are many who share the opinion that these two-door Audi models are definitely among the most beautiful vehicles currently available.

While this is far from being an official confirmation, this is a strong indication that there would be another two-door Lexus that will join the lineup beyond the present IS250C and IS350C models. The journalists who tested the new GS were certainly impressed with it.

2011's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California was the first time the new Lexus GS was revealed to the public and since then it has continued to cause waves. Delivering an enhanced driving experience, one which comes with a luxurious new interior, audacious exterior design and a slew of creativity, the new Lexus GS is the start of something special. The spindle grille promises to be the rule and not the exception in future Lexus designs. You can see the boldness of the engineers’ work in the new chassis. This confidence can be seen in the width of the vehicle which is guaranteed to deliver improved handling and performance.

Challenging themselves in every area of design, the engineers continued their innovative approach with the interior to make it as spacious as possible but not making the vehicle any larger. With this in mind, they improved the cabin and boot space. Meanwhile, the interior is now more luxurious than ever and is filled with rich details. The Lexus GS comes in a number of versions including hybrid, F-Sport, the GS 450h and GS 250 hybrid petrol engines.

A New Personality, An Invitation To Drive

Not only did the engineers set to create a vehicle that is both luxurious and spacious, they also wanted to ensure that the Lexus GS was captivating and delivered amazing performance as well as had the agility of a smaller car.

To fulfil their goals, they redesigned the exterior to improve the aerodynamics. They also widened the stance, gave it its own feel beyond what they had previously achieved, and shortened the distance between gears to deliver faster gear changes. It also came with greater endurance than the previous model due to an increase in the welds, both laser and spot ones. They have widened the track by 40mm and 50mm in the front and back to aid cornering and get a better stance.

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