Lexus has announced a new performance range-topper for its GS executive saloon range, called the GS F.
Due to make its public debut at the Detroit motor show next week, the GS F is the latest 'F' performance car from the Japanese brand, and uses a 467bhp version of the naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine found in the recently launched RC F Coupe.
Power is sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox with manual override function – the only transmission option – and a clever torque-vectoring differential. Lexus has yet to reveal full performance figures but a 0-62mph time in the early four seconds and a top speed of over 170mph are likely.
Lexus has revised the suspension from the standard GS setup for increased dynamism and drivers will be able to select from a number of driving modes, named Standard, Slalom and Track, which alter various parameters, including steering weight and throttle response.
As befits a performance model, Lexus has also beefed up the styling of the regular GS, with new front and rear bumpers, flared wheel arches and a boot-lip spoiler, which gives the car a more menacing look.
Prices for the GS F are yet to be confirmed, but the model is expected to start from around £80,000.