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The Lexus LF-Gh Concept from this year's New York Auto Show is slowly making the journey from pure conceptual creation to full-on production car, albeit, in the form of the GS sedan. Our trusty spy photographers have caught a Lexus GS prototype out on the Nürburgring, and its LF-Gh-inspired cues are clearly in evidence despite heavy camouflage.

Up front, the LF-Gh's squared-off headlights have translated over to this GS test mule, complete with LED daytime running lamps. Even the "aggressive and bold spindle-shaped front grille" from the concept looks to be intact, as are the upward curving detail lines that form the outline of the lower side air intakes in the front fascia.

Mum's the word on what's under the hood, but we'd be shocked if it wasn't some sort of hybridized powertrain, perhaps similar to what's already found in the GS 450h. The production car likely won't debut until the end of 2011 or early 2012, so we'll keep our ears to the ground for more information until then.


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      Anthony Colbert
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm actually a little excited about the car as well!
      Darnell Robeson
      • 3 Years Ago
      I was hoping it would come without the side mirrors like the concept that had the little side veiw cameras
        William Tomlin
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Darnell Robeson
        That would probably be against the law in all 50 states.
        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Darnell Robeson
        I was wishing the same thing.. that is cool. William want to explain how that is against the law ? if its still gettin the job done that the normal side mirrors do ?
          ryanandrewmartin
          • 3 Years Ago
          @miketim1
          If you're going to try that hard to sound intelligent, make sure you know how to use the words you use.
      Tilps
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh look. Dacia drivers moaning again.
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      I CANT WAIT ! The car is looking really good even under all that camo... I Love my GS400 everything about it. Plz lexus make this car right i beg of you.. this could be a big hitter for Lexus !
      CruzControl
      • 3 Years Ago
      Lexus needs this so badly.
      Dave
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looks quite a bit taller than the current model which I've always thought was very nice looking, if a little plain. The front looks like a Cylon.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Ian Moore
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why does Lexus even try. Their one truely sporty car wasn't as fast as a car that was one fifth the price (GT-R). So now they take whats probably their ugliest car and try to give it Nurburgring cred. I'm sure the folks too cheap to spring for the LS will line up in droves for it. /sarcasm
        sysadm1n
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ian Moore
        I love the GT-R and what you stated is why it makes it such a great car. With that said I would take the LFA anyday if money was no object. Going fast is only one piece of the puzzle. Why does Cadillac even try? 98% of CTS-V owners won't ever see the limits of the car.
        nsxrules
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ian Moore
        Ian, I love the GTR but the LFA is faster than the GTR, higher top speed, faster around the ring, etc. etc. etc. Looks like this new Lexus will be awesome!
      Darius
      • 3 Years Ago
      The haters are coming out now aren't they? The LFA project is working it's mojo down the Lexus lineup and it seems the first car to benefit is going to be the GS. I can't wait especially now that BMW took the life out of the new 5-series.
        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Darius
        Aaron... you shut up.
        A Danforth Wilkins
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Darius
        Oh, shut up. If you haven't noticed, the haters are getting downvoted. The LFA is not going to make that big of impact on this car, regardless what you see with your rose-tinted glasses. The eventual GS-F is what you should have your hopes up for, even if I and many others think it doesn't have a chance against the F10 M5 or a CTS-V.
          Hashiryu
          • 3 Years Ago
          @A Danforth Wilkins
          Funny, That's what they said about the IS F, and look how that's turned out.....
      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      What's the real point of the GS series? The LS is ├╝ber luxury, for Lexus. The ES is bread-and-butter for Lexus. They sell a ton of crossovers. The littlest Lexuses give them some economy cred. But what is the GS's mission? I can't remember the last one I saw in person. When they were introduced way back when, they boasted Giugiaro styling. I just don't know what the GS is supposed to be.
        Zoom
        • 3 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        Ummm...a sedan to fill the 45-70k price range. The meat of the luxury segment, where they don't really compete well against the E, BMW 5 and to a lesser extent the A6.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        [blocked]
        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        I see them all over here in NY. . . . I even see the past models too
      DrEvil
      • 3 Years Ago
      The CTS-V should be afraid, very afraid..... (sarcasm).
      A Danforth Wilkins
      • 3 Years Ago
      miketim1's head is about to explode from the excitement. Everyone get back!
        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @A Danforth Wilkins
        Aaron... what yours purpose ? Becuase im not seein it.. you just wasted time out of your life to acknowledge someone you dont know.... Idk where to feel good about it or laugh at you.... I think i will do both.
          A Danforth Wilkins
          • 3 Years Ago
          @miketim1
          Look, you're setting yourself up for disapointment with this GS. I did the same with F10 5-series in certain trim packages. Just calm the hell down. You have the full right to be excited but lets just wait and see.
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