2016 Lexus GS F Super Sedan Release Date and Review

Reports have confirmed that the 2016 Lexus GS F Super Sedan is going for production. It is  Product planning chief, Karl Schlicht, who wants the super sedan to join the lineup. Moreover, spy shots of the upcoming GS F has been circulating around the web. The competition against its German rivals is going to heat up even more.

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The Lexus GS F has been rumored to be just around the corner for years, but so far those reports have turned out to be nothing more than speculation. Now, if Autocar is to be believed, the GS F will go on sale in 2016.

A GS-F has been long-rumoured as part of Lexus’s drive to shake off its stodgy image as a maker of safe yet uninspiring cars. The GS-F would be the final piece in a five-part product strategy to boost Lexus’s image and its sporting credentials.

Toyota’s luxury arm has already launched the V10-powered LFA supercar, smaller V8-powered IS-F sports saloon and more focused F Sport trim levels in its standard range. It is also renewing and refreshing its line-up with more distinctive designs and a greater focus on driving dynamics.

“With a GS-F, we would have a solid pyramid structure of performance models,” said Schlicht.

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Exterior

Caught undergoing testing in Europe, the GS F has an aggressive front fascia with a prominent spindle grille and large air intakes. Additional changes are limited but the car has lightweight alloy wheels, a rear diffuser and a distinctive four-tailpipe exhaust system.

Interior

The interior will get sports seats, aluminum-rimmed main gauges, unique steering-wheel treatment, and, of course, the F logo showcased on the steering wheel, rear-center console, and outer seat cushions.

Powertrain

Power in the new GS F is expected to come from the same 5.0-liter V-8 found in the RC F. In the Lexus coupe the engine’s output registers at 467 horsepower and 389 pound-feet of torque, but we could see more horses dialed up for the bigger and presumably heavier GS F. Our photographer tells us Lexus engineers were benchmarking the car with a BMW M5, which in standard form is rated at 560 hp. Like the BMW the Lexus will feature rear-wheel drive only, and its transmission should be the same paddle-shifted eight-speed auto found in the RC F.

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Release Date and Price

The 2016 Lexus GS F Sedan is expected to arrive in dealer’s showrooms in late 2015. Official pricing isn’t available for now, but we expect that the upcoming super sedan will cost around $70,000, slightly cheaper than the German rivals. Keep coming back here for future updates.

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