Report: Lexus GS-F could get supercharged 5.0 liter V8, might debut in 2013

The 2013 Lexus GS may have put some spice back into the brand’s lineup – but the company is still looking for some more. We’ve heard it before and today we’re hearing it again, Lexus is planning a GS-F and while Lexus officials refuse to confirm the model’s existence, Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda has much enthusiasm behind the project.

“I want Lexus to be the brand chosen by the most sophisticated of drivers,” Toyoda said. “I want Lexus to compete around the world with global Lexus models. And don’t worry about high-performance Lexuses like F Sport and F models going away.”

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If the Lexus GS-F ever enters production, speculation is that it will be powered by a 5.0 liter V8 that is used in the IS-F. Output should come somewhere around 550-hp. The engine is expected to be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission.

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Whatever the case may be, the Lexus GS-F probably won’t hit dealers until sometime 2013 as a 2014 model year.

Refresher: The 2013 Lexus GS 350 is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine making 306-hp at 6,400 rpm with a maximum torque of 277 lb-ft at 4,800 rpm. Mated to a 6-speed sequential-shift transmission, the Lexus GS sprints from 0 to 60 mph in an impressive 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 142 mph. Acceleration from 30 to 50 mph takes just 3 seconds.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Inside Line