At the Detroit Auto Show, Lexus has presented the newest model from the F series (letter reserved for their fastest cars) – 2016 Lexus GS F. Few details about it are still unknown, like price and exact release date (Lexus announced it for late 2015) but let’s see what do we know so far.
2016 Lexus GS F Engine, HP and 0-60
The 2016 GS F will be powered by a 5.0 liter V8 engine which generates 467 horsepower and 389 lb.-ft. of torque. It will be paired with eight speed automatic transmission and will need 4.4 seconds to develop 0-60 mph on its way to top speed of around 170 mph. In order to provide maximum output and efficiency, this engine will use both Otto and Atkinson combustion cycles.
The 2016 Lexus GS F model will not only be powerful, it will also provide improved handling thanks to innovative Torque Vectoring Differential (TVD) with three modes: Standard – emphasize agility and firmness, Slalom – provides nimble steering and agility, Track – improves control during high speed driving.
2016 Lexus GS F Interior and Exterior
Looking from the outside, we can see that the exterior design of the 2016 Lexus GS F is similar to RC-F, but we saw main differences between them which lay inside, in previous section of this text.
|2016 Lexus GS F||Dimensions|
|Tread (Fr/Rr）||61.2in./61.4 in.|
|Curb Weight||4,034 lb.|
On the front is large spindle shaped grille with chrome frame, which is placed between headlights designed in three units with LED running lights below them. As we can see on the pictures, this model doesn’t have daytime running lights and in their place are large cooling intakes.
Around back, most noticeable changes are revised taillights, new bumper with two pairs of exhaust pipes and carbon fiber spoiler on the trunk.
The 2016 Lexus GS F interior is packed with luxurious and performance equipment. Race ready cockpit features sport seating with embossed F logo on the headrests. Thicker steering wheel is packed with various control buttons while whole interior is covered in carbon fiber surfaces.
According to photos published, we managed to see two interior colors so far – black-gray and black-red combinations.
2016 Lexus GS F Release Date and Price
Exact price and 2016 GS F release date release date are not yet known, and both should be published in late 2015. However, we can estimate that the price will be a bit over $70,000.
We will have to wait a bit for some additional information from Lexus. Until then, what do you think about Lexus GS F? Feel free to leave a comment. Thanks!