• Dec 2, 2010
2010 Lexus GS 350 F-Sport by TRD – Click above for high-res image gallery

This certainly isn't the first time we've heard rumblings about Lexus working on a performance version of its GS sedan. The crew at Road & Track reports that the upcoming GS-F will serve as the range-topping trim in the GS model range, set apart from its siblings with not only a more aggressive appearance, but a serious increase in power, to boot.

Sources within Toyota have told the buff book that the GS-F will be powered by a 5.0-liter V8, just like the smaller IS-F, but that output will be increased to 465 horsepower for the larger sedan. The other key ingredient to making the GS-F a serious performer is a substantial reduction in weight. Through the use of aluminum and carbon fiber components, Toyota aims to have the GS-F weigh in at about 3,700 pounds, meaning it should be capable of ripping off 4.5-second 0-60 times.

Toyota is positioning the GS-F to compete with the likes of the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, with prices to start somewhere around the $90,000 to $100,000 range. No official timeframe has been given on when we'll actually see the GS-F, but R&T states that it could show up as early as 2012, after the refreshed GS range debuts.



[Source: Road and Track]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I talked with some Lexus representatives at the L.A. Auto show about the LFA and where else that engine could be placed within the Lexus line-up. One said it was possible it could find its way shoved under the hood of the Lexus GS. This is what I think the GS-F will be, the V-10 from the LFA shoved under that hood, to spread the costs around.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I'm not so sure about the "spread costs around" thing when it comes to hand built engines. Unless the same block was used in a much higher production unit like a V10 Tundra and Sequoia, it just seems like you order more, you pay for more - period. The GS-F won't be very much of a volume leader either. The V8, I can see because it does at least share its design with the other passenger car V8s. If they wanted to spread costs around they would have done it up front when developing, not clean sheet design it for a very bespoke limited production super car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      465 hp for $90-100k....they better use some of that carbon fiber tech they learned from the LF-A
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sounds to me like they are. They figure LF-A carbon costs more then everybody else's carbon.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Damn. I was hoping it would come with the LFA's V10...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Lexus needs to re-focus on quality and customer retention before thinking of competing with BMW or MB.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree, instead of doing this they need to get back to what Lexus was all about - pure Japanese luxury. Right now, they're only popular with old people who would rather buy an LS or even an ES (for some reason) than a German car. With the CT200h, I think they're losing their way a bit. It almost seems as if too much Toyota is creeping in or something. There needs to be a change, I feel.

        Also, it's not a bad looking car, but isn't the GS due for an update?
      • 4 Years Ago
      6 figures for a Toyota?

      "F" is for "fail"
      • 4 Years Ago
      Manual tranny option, please!
        • 4 Years Ago
        if the IS-F and LF-A have a slush box and dsg respectively, and the ES doesn't have one as an option, I'm guessing there's a snowballs chance in hell this will have one
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dumb.
      • 4 Years Ago
      it is coming for sure, no question in my mind from an "THE" inside source. Now, I build cars for Lexus so I may be on to something..hahaha. It is all about right time right place and 2011 moves to marketing performance again instead of hybrid I have heard.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I hope this is for the new chassis or it's gonna be a catastrophic failure with the new TT-v8 M5 coming out very soon.
      • 4 Years Ago
      at even 100k the GS-F will be a bargain. with the german makes, you always have to figure in repair costs so the reliable Lexus will always be a bargain.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Not a bad color to show of an up-rated version... unlike the AC Schnitzer gray car earlier.

      But it is still hella-expensive for what it is.

      And the grille surround should be body-color painted... it is kind of ridiculous that it cuts across the inboard lights like that, with a different color.

      At least it isn't as gaudy as the IS-F.

      Oh, and someone really needs to re-tool their sport division, with a different name than TRD. Someone should be fired for coming up with that, and approving it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Want it, Want it, Want it, Want it, Want it, Want it, Want it, Want it, Want it, Want it, Want it, Want it, Want it, Want it, Want it, Want it.

      I prefer this to the current IS-F, the G series was always my favorite from Lexus.
      But the Price is within other great performance cars. 0-60 in 2.9 seconds for new GT-R, I think I would sacrifice comfortable back seat for the spirit of that Datsun.
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