One of the Lexus high-performance sedans which will compete among strongest German’s rivals is will soon join the global market. It is the brand new 2018 Lexus GS F. The GS F model is pretty much the same as the standard GS version. However, the Japanese car maker has put more power, larger wheels and bigger brakes into the GS F model. As well, its handling will be improved compared to the standard Lexus.
The Lexus GS F offers great handling and maneuverability, quality and roomy cabin and very attractive exterior design. It will feature powerful and strong engine like its predecessor. So, the 2018 model year will arrive with minimal changes. The upgraded safety and infotainment systems will be the only updates this time.
The main competitors of the new Lexus will be BMW M5, Cadillac CTS-V, Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and Audi RS7.
2018 Lexus GS F engine and performance
Under the hood of the 2018 Lexus GS F will be placed the strong and very powerful engine. This is as well the major difference between the GS and the GS F model. So, the GS F features a 5.0-liter V-8 unit with direct injection. This engine will have the output of 467 horses and 389 pound-feet of torque. It pairs with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and it will be able to hit 60 mph in only 4.5 seconds. As for the fuel efficiency, the new Lexus gets 16 mpg in the city, 24 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg combined. Its top speed will be limited to 168 mph.
Design of exterior and interior
When it comes to exterior design, the 2018 Lexus GS F will be based on the elegant GS sedan model. However, the GS F will get more aggressive and aerodynamic appearance. The front fascia features massive Lexus’ spindle grille, L-pattern headlamps and two black air intakes above. All the lights will be equipped with LED lighting which will include taillights, daytime running lights and turn signals. Furthermore, the rear end will be dominated by attractive tail lights, carbon fiber spoiler and quad exhaust pipes. It will ride on 19-inch forged alloy wheels with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.
Speaking of the interior, the 2018 Lexus GS F will feature spacious, quality and modern cabin. It will be able to welcome five passengers in sporty seats. The seats are very cozy and supportive and upholstered in perforated leather. They are also 10-way power adjustable. Furthermore, the steering wheel will also be wrapped in leather and we will notice some nice Alcantara details and carbon fiber trim. The dashboard will receive a large 12.3-inch touchscreen with navigation and Lexus Remote Touch infotainment system.
As for the equipment, the upcoming Lexus will come with many standard features. Some of them are: audio system with 10 speakers, satellite and HD radio, a rearview mirror, Lexus Service Connect and so on. As for the safety, it will be provided with 10 airbags, adaptive cruise control, active lane control, forward collision warnings, emergency braking etc.
Release date and price
The 2018 Lexus GS F should appear sometime in 2018. As for the price, it will most likely start at around $84,500.