The second Lexus to be given the ‘F’ badge first awarded to the RC F has been announced in the run up to its unveiling at the North America Auto Show.
The four-door Lexus GS F Saloon promises ‘the speed and agility of a premium sports car’ without sacrificing practicality. While both cars share the Lexus GS platform, various changes throughout the car, including a new powertrain and suspension package, separate the two.
A kerb weight of 1,830kg makes the M3 Saloon and M5 competitor the lightest in its class, according to Lexus, while the naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8 and its 467bhp and 527Nm of torque payload should mean impressive performance, especially when the similarly heavy RC F manages 0 to 62mph in 4.5 seconds.
The GS F Saloon inherits the Torque Vectoring Differential that debuted in the RC F, which means three modes –Standard, Slalom and Track – can be selected depending on the situation. It also gets an eight-speed automatic gearbox with a manual shift function.
More details of the GS F Saloon will be announced on the 13th of January when the North America Auto Show begins. Check out the pictures below in the meantime.