Welcome to Club Lexus, the world's largest and most active online community of Lexus owners and enthusiasts.
You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Club Lexus community today (click here to register)!
I agree with the people who think its kinda silly to have 11 pages of back and forth chatter about something that doesn't exist.
I think people want to be able to say "I told you so." Its a hell of a drug. I am just glad they are working on it. I hope they put the effort to get it right and I hope that its in the budget for me. The rest I'll let the test drive solve. I think the ISF is great, but I don't fit well in IS', too tall. So this is a great news for me.
I'm sorry to say this but:
Anything less than 500 horsepower is not worth the effort for a GS-F.
You might as well just call it something else like the GS500 F-sport.
If Lexus wants to compete in the same league as:
-Mercedes Benz E63 AMG
then it needs minimum 500 hp.
Something like 461 hp is not gonna cut it imho.
Don't get me wrong. The possibly of Lexus releasing a higher power variant of the 4GS (beyond the current GS350 and GS450h versions) is something that I highly appreciate. And I applaud Lexus for that.
However, 460ish hp is not gonna send auto magazines, sons of oil tycoons, drag racers and billionaire auto enthusiasts into nirvana.
Remember, this vehicle segment is about NUMBERS game.
I mean, look back at when the ISF came out. The moment it came out, the car immediately set it sights against the M3 because it had the power and performance figures to back it up.
And wow I think it had slightly more HP and max torque than a the S85 engine in the E90 M3:
Lexus IS-F ~ Smoky Granite Mica ~ Black Leather ~ NAV ~ ML
Joe Z Intake - Designed by an Enthusiast for Enthusiasts
Performance Tube Systems Full True Dual 304 SS Exhaust
Five Axis R5:F 19x8.5 & 19x9.5 ~ Continental ExtremeContact DW 235-35 & 265-30
Project Mu ~ D2 Racing Sport Coils ~ Optic Blue AeroTect ~ Xenon Depot LEDs
"The Relentless Pursuit Continues...."