The Japanese are coming out with their own luxury brand in the form of the 2016 Lexus GS F vehicle. When you mention speed, luxury and four-door vehicles, you usually get associated with German based automakers like Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW, but this time the Japanese are coming out with their own brand and their own attempt at this segment. It appears that their attempt is going to be a legitimate one which may prove to be a very appropriate choice.
The 2016 Lexus GS F is going to be the latest addition to the faster F-brand from Lexus. The car is going to be based on the GS 350 F Sport brand but comes with a larger engine and a stiffer chassis. Before this car there were the IS F, the RC F and the venerable supercar LFA, and the newest car is going to be made for optimum performance and can surely have some bragging rights that are well deserved for a vehicle from this segment.
But the vehicle is not aimed at only being a performer, there needs to be a Jekyll and Hyde effect here. The model is supposed to bring some ground breaking performance rates and a personality which will not be immediately guessed by the appearance of the car. Road comfort, interior comfort and of course the looks are all the things that shape the GS F model. This review will help you get a better understanding of the vehicle so you can find out the specs and all the news about the car here.
2016 Lexus GS F exterior
The exterior of the 2016 Lexus GS F is going to have some longer dimensions compared to its sibling cars. This is mostly made possible due to the extended overhangs that are placed both in the front and the back as well and the car also is set to be lower than the regular cars are. The GS F also features some of the regular cues you would expect in a Lexus vehicle. The enables and cuts on the car and shaped to resemble the ones from the RC F coupe model and the front fascia has a dominating spindle grille to the front side. The grille also has a signature F-mesh which is also a trademark piing of the Lexus vehicle. Surrounding the grille are the triple-beam headlights underlined by swoosh-shaped LED running lights. The flans add some redesigned side skirts and fenders and the corners include some fresh 19-inch alloy wheels which are extremely lightweight.
The tires used for the vehicle are the low-profile Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and you can also see the large brake calipers, which you can get in optional orange by your choice. The B-pillar trim is offered in glossy dark metallic paint. The back side of the vehicle has black moldings for the taillights and trunk garnish and also adds a reshaped bumper as well. At the back there is also the F-series quad exhaust system placed and the vehicle also comes offered in a few new colors available for this model. You can make your pick between Molten Pearl, Ultrasonic Blue, Ultra White, Atomic Silver, Liquid Platinum, Nebula Gray Pearl, Caviar, and Matador Red.
The interior of the 2016 Lexus GS F is designed in the manner where it blends the basic driver’s needs and combines it with the drivers focus, making it a perfect combination for this sort of a car. The interior is identical to the standard GS brands, with enough room for five people and a bit enhanced trunk spacing properties. The front part has the F-exclusive bucket-style sport seats which have a high back seat with large bolsters at the sides. Besides being matted leather upholsteries it also adds heating and ventilation function. There is also a new multifunction three-spoke steering wheel a short-stroke for the shift paddles. The instrument cluster featres all digital instruments with a TFT tachometer and four selectable driving modes as well. The heads up display is standard of course and it displays the current road speed, tachometer reading, and gearshift info.
The interior illumination is made by using LEDs and this time there is more carbon fiber on the dash which is added to replace the wood trim. Adding to the look of the cabin are Alcantara surfaces and a Metallic Dark Silver paint with a choice of Stratus Gray, Black, and Circuit Red as offered interior colors. Something which flavors the driving experience is the Active Sound Control that is the valuable part of the interior setup of the car. As for the audio equipment is concerned, you get two stereos available a standard 12-speaker system with a 299-watt amp and optional 17-speaker Mark Levinson system.
The engine choice for the 2016 Lexus GS F is the a 5.0-liter V-8 engine choice. In fact, it is the same engine which is found inside the RC F model and it also means that it offers a matching performance as well the output being 467 horsepower and 389 pound-feet of torque. The vehicle actually offers some imposing and impressive EPA ratings which amount to 16 mpg city, 25 mpg highway. The 0-60 mph acceleration is not shabby as well and is made in 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 168 mph. But the thing is that the GS F comes with only one transmission choice, so you only have the option of using the eight-speed Sport Direct Shift.
Price and release date
The 2016 Lexus GS F was officially reveled at the Detroit Auto show but the actual release date when the car comes available for sale is going to be at the start of 2016. The starting price for the car is set at a base MSRP rate of $84,440.