Report: Lexus GS F to get 5.0L V8, Lexus LS F-Sport in the works

Lexus GS F-Sport Concept

Lexus is doing all it can to expand its new ‘F’ lineup, which competes with the likes of BMW’s M and Mercedes-Benz’s AMG. Currently, Lexus only offers the IS F but the GS F has been long waiting in the product lineup.

Recent reports suggest that development on the Lexus GS F is well underway. Sources say that power for the GS F will come from a 5.0L V8 engine making around 465-hp. That will allow it to run from 0-60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds, making it a serious contender in the fight against the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-Benz E 63 AMG.

However, instead of focusing just on engine power, engineers at Toyota are trying to keep the weight of the GS F sedan around 3,700 lbs. with aluminum and carbon fiber parts.

The GS F is expected to hit markets as early as 2012 as a 2013 model year. Prices should come in between $90,000 to $100,000.

Sources say that Lexus is also working on a F-Sport package for the LS sedan. However, instead of engine upgrades, the Lexus LS F-Sport will get chassis and body improvements.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Road&Track