BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz definitely have a recipe for success and it is quite simple- performance, luxury, and speed. However, it seems that Lexus will soon join the club when its 2016 GS F hits the market. The new 2016 Lexus GS F will be based on the GS 350F Sport, except that the newcomer will have a more powerful engine under its hood, stiffer chassis, new suspension, and a trick differential. If you want to find out more juicy details about the 2016 Lexus GS F, continue reading.
The new 2016 Lexus GS F will be wider and longer than the standard-issue GS sibling. It will feature extended overhangs in front and rear end. Moreover, the GS F model is also lower than the regular GS model. As far as the styling cues are considered, standard Lexus cues will be present including sharp angles, enormous spindle grille, and deep cuts. The vehicle also boasts new triple-beam headlamps that are underlined by newly designed swoosh-shaped running lights with LED technology. The vehicle sits on new, lightweight 19”forged aluminum wheels. The wheels are wrapped in new Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. The rear end gets black moldings for the trunk garnish and taillights. The rear bumper has also received a completely new look.
Lexus GS F Colors
As for the exterior color themes, customers will be offered Ultra White, Matador Red, and Atomic Silver, among many others. The vehicle measures 193.5 inches in length, 72.6 inches in width, and 56.7 inches in height.
2016 Lexus GS F Interior
Naturally, the cabin of the 2016 Lexus GS F is similarly designed as the cabin of the regular model. The cabin accommodates up to five passengers at the time offering them almost the same amount of space as the regular GS cabin. The cargo space is also the same as in the regular cabin. The driver’s and front passenger’s seats are newly designed bucket-style seats that now arrive with large side bolsters. The seats are F-exclusive. They can be heated and ventilated, and moreover, they are wrapped in leather. Also new is a multifunction three-spoke steering wheel.
The vehicle will also get a heads-up display that shows details about gearshift, speed, and tachometer reading. As for the dash, wood is replaced by carbon-fiber this time along with Alcantara inserts and Metallic Dark Silver color. Three interior color schemes will be offered: Circuit Red, Stratus Grey, and Black. Another novelty for the 2016 Lexus GS F is the Active Sound Control. Speaking of which, two stereos will be offered including a 12-speaker system that arrives as standard along with microSD slot, 299-watt amp, Coherent Source Transducer technology. The 17-speaker Mark Levinson system is optional. As for the infotainment, you will get an excellent, 12.3-inch Electro Multi Vision touchscreen display that controls the audio system, navigation, phone integration, etc.
Engine of new 2016 Lexus GS F
The 2016 Lexus GS F hides a pretty powerful engine under its hood. The engine we are talking about arrives in the form of a 5.0-liter V-8 power. The engine has the capacity to make 467 ponies and 389 pound-feet of torque. It is coupled to an eight-speed automatic shifter. The vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds with top speed being rated at 168 mph.
Release date and price
We still don’t know when the 2016 Lexus GS F is scheduled to go on sale but we know that the starting price on the U.S. market is estimated to be around $84.400. The vehicle will compete against the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG E69 S. It won’t be easy, but we are quite sure that the company will achieve good results with the 2016 Lexus GS F.