Timeline Update: Lexus GS F?
We get ecstatic when we see and hear about things pertaining to a future Lexus GS F. Our dreams for a long awaited mid size luxury sedan aimed at the M5 and E63 AMG maybe coming to a reality very soon. As we discover more GS F spy shots as we recently disovered, we are continuously hearing about new GS F sightings including a recent one by our own member yesterday here in Southern California!
These latest Japanese magazine spy shots of a blue GS F is looking very similar to a GS F rendering I put together a few months back. This latest blue GS F sighting also solidifies what we first found in another Japanese magazine back in January. So far there has been two GS F sightings, one in Nebula Gray in Germany and one in a possible Ultrasonic Blue which was first seen in Japan, but recently spotted roaming the streets of SoCal. Sadly there are no photos of this event but we don't doubt its authenticity either.
This possible Lexus GS F will be an offshoot of the very capable 4th Generation GS GRL10 chassis. With a beefed up suspension, brakes, wheels, tires and powertrain, this GS F should be everything we like in the GS 350 but much better. A 465 hp V8 is rumored to be the powertrain of choice for this possible GS F, but that will not be enough to win over those eyeing the BMW M5, E63 AMG and Audi RS6. Lets hope these numbers are premature as 465 falls very short of its German competition. Lexus did the power right with the IS F when it first came out. Lets hope they do GS F even better. Here's an update to our GS F Timeline:
- 8/2011: 4th Generation GS Revealed at Pebble Beach
- 1/2013: GS F Spy Shot in Japanese Magazine
- 3/2013: GS F Trademarked
- 7/2013: GS F Spied in Germany with two "IS F Coupe" Prototypes
- 9/2013: GS F Spotted Testing at Nürburgring
- 10/2013: GS F prototype spotted in Southern California
What we have observed about the GS F? spy shots: