2015 NAIAS Preview: 2016 Lexus GS F is the answer to the BMW M5

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 7, 2015

This is it folks, Lexus has just unveiled the all-new 2016 GS F high-performance sedan and promised us that it will bring it to the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Just like the RC F, the new 2016 Lexus GS F is powered by the naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 petrol engine that generates 467 hp at 7,100 rpm and 389 lb-ft (527 Nm) of torque at 4,800-5,600 rpm.

As expected, the engine is bolted to an 8-speed automatic transmission. As standard, the GS F will arrive with Lexus’ innovative Torque Vectoring Differential (TVD), featuring three operating modes: Standard, which provides a balance of agility and firmness; Slalom, emphasizing nimble steering response and agility; Track, which emphasizes control during high-speed circuit driving.

There are no details regarding the performances of the new vehicle, but we do expect it to be able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 5.0 seconds, with a top speed exceeding 250 km/h or 155 mph. Using the same platform as the current GS 350 F Sport, the new Lexus GS F features structural reinforcements as well as a suspension exclusively designed in order to optimize the handling.

When it comes to design, the front end is dominated by the Lexus spindle grille, the big air intakes as well as by the impressive LED headlights with integrated daytime running lights.

From the side, we can see the 19-inch alloy wheels, stylish side skirts, while at the rear we find tinted taillights, a carbon fiber trunk lip spoiler, a new rear bumper with integrated air diffuser as well as four exhaust pipes.

Topics: lexus, lexus gs, bmw m5, naias

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