To ensure that nothing is lost in translation, Yukihiko Yaguchi pull your iPhone and scroll through photos. The chief engineer of the 2016 Lexus GS F stops the image of the mid 90s Toyota Camry, a Japanese market midsize sedan sports a sticker on the hood of a tiger and orange stripes on the roof and sides. There Touring Car Championship Japanese racing driver Yaguchi today inspire times seat in 2000, but the experience sticks with him as one of the few cars that develops all race cars Lexus F.
A racing car that’s right, Yaguchi said, it’s easy to drive fast. And that’s exactly what he wants to say about the new GS rider F.
Yaguchi not on top speed and obsessed quarter mile times. Like the original machine IS F, Stratosphere LFA and the RC region F, the 5.0 liter V 8 makes power without the help of the fans. The polite way of saying that the downward swing in a big way over the competition. Motor, the connection with the RC F, makes power at speeds churning out 467 hp at 7100 increased rpm and 389 pounds feet of torque at 4800 rpm. BMW M5 produces 560 hp 2016 Cadillac CTS V, 640 horsepower.
Satisfaction Yaguchi aims to change the back road, the kind you can dual carriageway last ride in the living room, blinking with him without fear. It is stability and predictability confidence to approach the limits of the car. If Fs RC brought us any indication, it also means that the structure of the chassis sure to choose to keep the end behind the nose of the vehicle.
New seats, instrument and illuminated trim switch F specific interior.
Lexus GS F asserts that it 76 pounds heavier than the RC F, which is placed in contact four door over £ 4100. So GS F is the lower end of its class, but not enough to make strong performance against target. Of course, at the end of the package the class is today. We quickly go from zero to 60 of 4.4 seconds on the way to 12.9 seconds quarter mile.
There are no adaptive dampers, and because the GS sedan is, we are told that we are not the quality is better than the compliant region F. current RC weaker than eight speed automatic transmission and a torque vectoring differential. Grip comes with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires, 255/35 front and 275/35 rear out, wrapped around a fake aluminum wheels, 19 inch. Six piston calipers orange color choices Pinch 15 inch rotors in the front.
Power and Performance
It is quite remarkable world in which we live, when the V 8 467 hp too weak for high performance sedan.
In keeping with the style of the current Lexus GS F sets out with hourglass grid yawning, which is known from the hood to the asphalt. Around back, there is a carbon rear spoiler, shiny black diffuser, exhaust and stacked. The cabin is dressed with carbon fiber accents the Part Box F steering wheel and a large central tachometer mounted. The new bucket seats, stitched and perforated to look like skin tight sportswear.
Regardless of whether the crack GS F to prefer a fringe sport luxury sedans June, the power completely open, Yaguchi soon fresh photos of the iPhone for inspiration. The Detroit Auto Show, the GS F shared the stage with the other project, the RC car racing GT3 R fat fendered, probably GT3 European Championship series compete in the United Sportscar Championship and the FIA JB. In 2800 £ and its 5.0 liter V 8 cranking out 550 hp, has a ratio of weight to power a hypercar. Progress is well and truly underway.
Lexus GS F Specifications:
- 2016 Lexus GS F
- VEHICLE TYPE front engine, rear wheel drive, 5 passenger, 4 door sedan
- BASE PRICE $ 75,000
- Port ENGINE TYPE DOHC 32 valve Atkinson capable V 8, aluminum block and heads, and direct fuel injection
- Displacement of 303 cu in, 4969 cc
- Power 467 hp @ 7100 rpm
- Torque 389 lb ft @ 4800 rpm
- TRANSMISSION 8 speed automatic mode with manual switch
- Let 112.2 inch wheelbase
- Length 193.5 inches
- WIDTH 72.6 inches
- HEIGHT 56.7 inches
- Curb weight of 4100 lb
- 0- 60 MPH 4.4 sec
- 0- 100 MPH 10.0 sec
- STANDING 1/4 MILE 12.9 sec
- TOP SPEED 171 mph