Lexus GS F: Only mom would like that face. I love the rest!
I have said for a long time (at least since 2008) that the only car with two pedals I want is the Lexus IS F (the white car below). marvelous! IS F uses one of my favorite entry-level sports cars, making it an aggressive person.
They added big everything which included a nasty 5.0L V8, a lightning quick shifting automatic (with 8 gears, 8!), and huge Brembo brakes. For a child of the 90s (those that started driving when THE Fast and the Furious was still in theaters), this was awesome. It made amazing noises and could take on the big guns from Germany. One thing that has come to light as the IS F has aged is that, unlike those German super saloons, it was made by Toyota. This means that even at 100k+ miles, you should be able to perform regular maintenance and keep driving.
This leads me to the big news! There is another fire breathing Lexus on the way. This comes in the form of the GS F, the IS series larger brother. The main complaint that I have read about from anyone IS owners (F or not) is that it is a small car. The rear seat is tight, the trunk is small, etc... That is why the GS F is so great, on paper. It is a good looking car from all angles except the ones where the front bumper is visible. What the hell was Lexus doing with that gaping maw? However, I can look past that (you can’t look at it, you’ll hurt yourself).
GS F has all the same advantages as IS F in a larger package. It has the same improvements as IS F, but with some new tricks. There are more than 50 horsepower available. This is great because the GS is about 300 pounds heavier than the IS. There is also a very cool torque vectoring differential, currently used on Lexus RC F. RC F has come out and timed 0-60 times in the middle of the 4s. This is slower for its category, but the GS F is very close in weight and should be a super sedan that drags your business partner to a country club. For anyone who likes BMW M5, this may be your cheap choice. The GS series of the F Sport 450H is currently priced at a maximum of $69,000 (H stands for hybrid, which sounds like a sporty Lexus). This makes me think they will price GS F below $80,000. It may be close to $75,000. This makes the GS F nearly $20,000 cheaper than BMW. Of course it will not be so fast, but I bet it will always start and it will not take too much time or money to move on. No need to tow your super sedan to the dealer every other month to make up for the tenths of seconds you lose on 0-60.
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