Just as we’re starting to wrap things up before Christmas and New Years, Lexus has given us one last irresistible teaser to share. They haven’t given us any details, so we don’t have an official identity for this new sports car that will be shown at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show. However, as you continue reading you’ll learn what these teasers likely preview, and what you can expect to see next month in Detroit.
Lexus had already told us to expect not one, but two new sports cars to make an appearance at the Detroit Auto Show. So, we were already expecting to see something like this… Now we just have to narrow down what this specific teaser could preview. Fortunately, the automotive media is largely in agreement – this is a preview for the new Lexus GS F, a high-performance saloon that’s expected to hit the market later next year as a 2016 MY. The version we’ll see in Detroit will likely be 99% ready for production.
The new GS F – if that is, in fact, what it ends up being – will be the latest addition to Lexus’ sporty F lineup, which currently contains the RC F and IS F. The new GS F saloon will likely contend with cars like BMW’s M5, the Audi RS6, the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG and Cadillac’s new CTS-V.
Under the hood, we expect Lexus to port in the same 5.0L V8 that’s used in the RC F coupe. That means we can expect something around 500 hp, although it’s likely that Lexus will tune-up the engine for the larger, mid-sized GS F. either way, we’re sure the car will deliver jaw-clenching performance on the track.
Now, we’ve actually seen a few unofficial spoilers for the new GS F. Spy shots were released earlier this year of a thought-to-be Lexus GS F prototype. These teasers we’re seeing now mostly fit with the spy shots we’ve seen earlier this year, but it does appear that Lexus has updated the headlights with a slanted three-cluster design. We can also make out a very aggressive pinched grille with an enormous front airdam.
Finally, we also expect Lexus to totally overhaul the mechanics of the regular GS with a tighter suspension, better brakes and performance tires, along with a generally more aerodynamic (and therefore sportier) design.
Either way, this is definitely a car that you will want to stay tuned for at next month’s 2015 Detroit Motor Show, which opens doors on January 13.leave a response, trackback from your own site