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Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 02-21-15, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By peteharvey
The 4.5GS Refresh is definitely coming your way...

The 4.5GS Refresh is definitely coming your way in autumn September 2016.
The next generation 5GS probably around March 2019, based on Lexus' 7 year model cycle.
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 02-20-15, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By peteharvey
Not at all - there is a strong possibility that...

Not at all - there is a strong possibility that I'll be going for your 2015 4GS over the 2016 4.5GS Refresh!

After all, are you sure you like the new "non-matching" vertical upper, and honeycomb...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 02-20-15, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By peteharvey
I think the 2016 4.5GS Refresh will look similar...

I think the 2016 4.5GS Refresh will look similar to the forthcoming GS F front and rear, but the front grill will have:
1) a blacked out center bumper bar section,
2) a vertical slat upper grill,...
Forum: Car Chat 01-10-15, 12:19 AM
Replies: 630
Views: 36,253
Posted By peteharvey
Couldn't have said it any better.

Couldn't have said it any better.
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 01-08-15, 01:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,865
Posted By peteharvey
That'll be interesting, because I find the IS F...

That'll be interesting, because I find the IS F Sport hardly any firmer than the luxury model, however I find the GS F Sport noticeably firmer than the GS luxury!
I find the RX F Sport the firmest,...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 01-08-15, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By peteharvey
Turbos lost popularity in the late 1980's due to...

Turbos lost popularity in the late 1980's due to their slower response, and peakier torque curves.

However gasoline prices have been spiralling in Europe, causing a resurgence in small capacity...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 01-08-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,865
Posted By peteharvey
Originally, I wasn't that serious, and I only had...

Originally, I wasn't that serious, and I only had a casual glance - so I used to think that the entry level 18" was the same as the new luxury 19", because they both have five split spokes on a...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 01-07-15, 08:22 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 56,677
Posted By peteharvey
I don't think the GS350 or the GS F is...

I don't think the GS350 or the GS F is underpowered either, in actual fact.
However, today there is a crazy zest for horsepower, and for 0-60 times even under 4 seconds, especially amongst forum...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 01-07-15, 07:53 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 56,677
Posted By peteharvey
Just as the traditional naturally aspirated...

Just as the traditional naturally aspirated underpowered GS350 is a competitor to the 535i 3.0 Twin Turbo, the IS F is a competitor to the M3, and the RC F is a competitor to the M4, so the GS F is a...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 01-07-15, 02:57 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 56,677
Posted By peteharvey
I see, the medial angle of the headlights no...

I see, the medial angle of the headlights no longer line up with the bonnet hump line.
In other words, the bonnet hump line used to flow smoothly onto the medial corner of the headlights, but that...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 01-06-15, 09:53 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 56,677
Posted By peteharvey
I think the original nose suits the GS just...

I think the original nose suits the GS just right, whereas the new nose appears too sharp and pointy for the more rounded canopy?...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 01-06-15, 09:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,865
Posted By peteharvey
Here's a better view of 18" entry level, versus...

Here's a better view of 18" entry level, versus old 18" premium, versus new 19" premium:

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc381/peterharvey73/5_zps3b65d5c3.jpg...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 01-06-15, 07:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,865
Posted By peteharvey
Entry level: ...

Entry level:
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc381/peterharvey73/2013_lexus_gs350_wheel_photo_439800_s_1280x782_11e8ee512a42f2dcafe71c4ad5845986b902096d_zps6821c42e.jpg...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 01-06-15, 06:33 PM
Replies: 614
Views: 56,677
Posted By peteharvey
New front looks nice. Though not sure if the...

New front looks nice.
Though not sure if the regular luxury 2016 GS350 update will look as nice as GS F at the front?
http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc381/peterharvey73/32_zps4a05b4a2.jpg...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 01-04-15, 11:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,010
Posted By peteharvey
The GS is bigger, bigger looser seats, longer...

The GS is bigger, bigger looser seats, longer wheelbase, wider tracks, longer suspension travel, more firm riding, quieter, somehow thicker glass so less noise as another car swooshes past, and the...
Forum: GS - Fourth Generation 01-03-15, 03:39 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,377
Posted By peteharvey
I'm late forties, surgeon, married, kids can't...

I'm late forties, surgeon, married, kids can't come soon enough.
A lot of IT here; doesn't seem to be many medicos here - they must all be going for the Germans?
Forum: Car Chat 12-29-14, 12:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,546
Posted By peteharvey
One thing I must say about the Tesla S - it is a...

One thing I must say about the Tesla S - it is a darn brilliant first effort - most companies go broke on their first attempt; Tesla is very likely here to stay...
Forum: Car Chat 12-29-14, 12:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,546
Posted By peteharvey
True, the weight is under the floor pan, so this...

True, the weight is under the floor pan, so this lowers the center of gravity to minimize the body roll, thus improving handling.
However the excess weight of over 2,100 kg in metric terms, despite...
Forum: Car Chat 12-28-14, 11:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,546
Posted By peteharvey
Sorry I worded that so badly. "Restricted"...

Sorry I worded that so badly.
"Restricted" supercharging locations is not what I meant.
I meant "limited" supercharging locations.
But then this is only a short term limitation; in the long term,...
Forum: Car Chat 12-28-14, 09:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,546
Posted By peteharvey
Apart from two trunks, quick/exotic acceleration...

Apart from two trunks, quick/exotic acceleration & lower emissions, why should one pay up to twice the price for a Tesla S with a smaller cabin, 2100+ kg of handling around corners, diminished range,...
Forum: Car Chat 12-28-14, 08:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,546
Posted By peteharvey
I think the Tesla has great potential. It's...

I think the Tesla has great potential.
It's quick.
Has a front and rear trunk.

http://i1209.photobucket.com/albums/cc381/peterharvey73/Flight_dynamics_zps521c6bac.jpg...
Forum: Car Chat 12-27-14, 05:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,546
Posted By peteharvey
The LS fuel cell is certainly 200 kg lighter than...

The LS fuel cell is certainly 200 kg lighter than an LS600h V8 gasoline-electric hybrid, but only because the latter is a V8.

However, how much performance can this LS fuel cell vehicle deliver...
Forum: Car Chat 12-22-14, 07:37 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 40,716
Posted By peteharvey
Theoretically possible, but probably unlikely,...

Theoretically possible, but probably unlikely, because Lexus are very thorough, so they spend a lot of time testing their products before mass production, eg Benz and Beamer have Lion for their...
Forum: Car Chat 12-22-14, 01:24 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 40,716
Posted By peteharvey
They are derivatives or evolutions of each other....

They are derivatives or evolutions of each other.
The S Class is truly different.

It's just like Lexus saying that the RC is based on the GS front platform, and the IS' rear platform etc; can't...
Forum: Car Chat 12-22-14, 01:07 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 40,716
Posted By peteharvey
Don't be fooled by the W codes. They are...

Don't be fooled by the W codes.
They are "derivatives or evolutions" of the same platform.
Both W204 & W212 use cheap single lower link MacPherson strut front suspension [like a Camry] combined...
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