Lexus may have debuted the 2012 GS 350 as part of last week's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance festivities in California, but the automaker isn't quite done with the rollout of its new rear-wheel-drive sedan. Seen here, Lexus has just released two teasers of two more models in the GS range: the sportier looking F Sport and hybrid-enhanced GS 450h.

Like the rest of Lexus' F-Sport treatments, we don't expect the GS F-Sport to be much more than a trim-and-tape job, though some suspension tuning may be in store for this model. It's been long rumored that Lexus is preparing an honest-to-goodness GS F performance model, so the F Sport trim ought to be similar to what the automaker offers on its smaller IS sedan.

The GS 450h will likely use the same 3.5-liter V6 and electric motor setup that's found in the current car, though some small massaging should hopefully improve fuel economy ever so slightly. We'll have the full details on both cars later this year.


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      GO MUSTANG
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well, at least we are discussing cars again...
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        @GO MUSTANG
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      Wes Mantooth
      • 3 Years Ago
      I want a gs F SOOO bad
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        @Wes Mantooth
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        Helix
        • 3 Years Ago
        Assessing car designs is purely subjective, not objective. It being a failure is your opinion, others may and will disagree.
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          @Helix
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          kmanning83
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Helix
          Trolls gonna toll, amiright, Impulsive?
      GO MUSTANG
      • 3 Years Ago
      I never thought the day would come where comments on AB would be worse than the comments on engadget....they might as well get rid of the comment feature and just let you retweet or comment on your FB so that people who actually give a rats ass about what you have to say can read your comments...these comments have become so predictable and asinine...
        • 3 Years Ago
        @GO MUSTANG
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          Helix
          • 3 Years Ago
          You only post bull ****.
          Fortune
          • 3 Years Ago
          Impulsive obviously blindness is a disease in your case.. now that is FACT
          kmanning83
          • 3 Years Ago
          Trolls gonna troll, amiright, Impulsive?
      Yu Yung Shin
      • 3 Years Ago
      Impulsive, its a damn good looking car. If you don't like it don't buy it. as far as your buddy's subjective spewing goes..take a good look at jigsaw puzzle "fluidity" of BMW's Z4s or exciting VW passat designs. I love Lexus designs..they age very well imo. Take a look at the GS300/430s on the road and its hard to believe they were built over 10-+years ago. Finally, your spewing of hatred makes me wanna go buy a new Lexus. And, what's with your "scratching hairy ends" comment? How old are you? 14 yrs. old from Youtube websites?? Seek Help.
        carfan
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Yu Yung Shin
        hey, if you like it buy it, we don't need to hear your hissy fit about others not likeing it. what's this thing about "other's hatred makes you buy a car" who cares what prompts you to buy a car...I certainly don't buy a car because others hate it. I think you are the imbecile 14 year old
          Yu Yung Shin
          • 3 Years Ago
          @carfan
          carfan, finally someone with touch of reality. Why don't we have more ppl like you on this website?
          • 3 Years Ago
          @carfan
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        Yu Yung Shin
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Yu Yung Shin
        carfan imbicile X10..i was giving you a kudos on your comment dumbs..t. You have issue boy. Dumbfuk.
      Alex Rodriguez MacFa
      • 3 Years Ago
      This car looks very cool thanks in large part to Audi. During the 90s Lexus survived by copying Mercedes-Benz, and now that Audi is in a hot streak with its LEDs and big grilles, Lexus is now piggybacking their success. I hope that Lexus at least give credit ti Audi just like Ford did with its 2013 Taurus.
        Helix
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alex Rodriguez MacFa
        DRLs have become mandatory in Europe and most luxury brands are starting to use LEDs for DRLs. This includes MB, Jag and of course Lexus. The GS does not have a "big grill", it looks nothing like Audi's. It has a split grill in a unifying pinched design. Audi's is just one big black dimensionless void. The Taurus' grill is a lot more similar to Audis than this Lexus grill. The Germans too are always copying others and eachother. Audi and MB followed BMW with similar iDrive like systems, MB is using Audi like LED DRLs and BMW like flame surfacing on the new B-class. All three are following Lexus with hybrids. Lexus got to where it is by out-Mercedesing Mercedes. The cars were more refined, better built, more reliable and held their value better than the overpriced Mercs. I don't think a sudden change in direction towards "sportiness" is a good idea. However seeing as this new GS is lighter and more powerful than the BMW 535i, Lexus just may have out-BMWed BMW, with better reliability to boot, and unlike the A6 the GS is RWD.
          Alex Rodriguez MacFa
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Helix
          Out-mercedesing??? WTF are you talking about??? Who in the world knows Lexus besides the US??? Lexus didn't even exists in its home country until a couple of years ago!!!! The wealthy Asians still purchase German luxury vehicles over any Japanese brand. In Mexico? Lexus doesn't even as the market is dominated by the German 3. Yes, Lexus won the US crowd by building reliable cars, but its customer base are mostly older conservative upper middle to lower upper class. Celebrities, Athletes, Magnates, etc, really wealthy people will still buy a Mercedes, Bimmer even Audi over a Lexus any day. I assure you that Audi will surpass Lexus in sales (in theUS, in the rest of the world Audi crushes Lexus) by the middle of the decade. Mark my words
          Alex Rodriguez MacFa
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Helix
          You also mentioned that the grill looks nothing like Audi??? Check out this concept back in April!!! http://blogs.insideline.com/straightline/2011/04/2011-new-york-auto-show-lexus-lf-gh-revealed-before-nyias.html Thank You
        LesPaul1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alex Rodriguez MacFa
        you forgot DRL accents were invented by BMW. ie Corona rings. Audi copied BMW then, you noob.
          Alex Rodriguez MacFa
          • 3 Years Ago
          @LesPaul1
          Then BMW copied GM when GM made DRLs standard in all of their North America vehicles. You idiot!!!! BMW has kidney grilles and Angel Eyes that's their trademark people immediately relate the two. Same goes for Audi, they started to use the grotesque grilles (according to some critics) and set a new trend with LED DRLs, now Lexerox is copying that trend. They always have been unoriginal!
        dowens1617
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Alex Rodriguez MacFa
        Lexus survival had little to do with coping Mercedes, and more to do with building cars that were more reliable and cheaper then the Benz's. Maybe Audi can copy Lexus and innovate some reliability. And oh, this car looks nothing like anything Audi has in it's stable. Stop being an idiot fan boy for Audi.
      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      wow. that angle in the main photo just shows how incredibly awkward the headlight/grille area is. Nothing lines up Nothing if fluid and moves the eye. Everything is disjointed and a bad mix of sharp and doughy. Those designers just don't have a clue, OR the executive team won't OK decent designs. So bad.
      Bruno Nekic
      • 3 Years Ago
      Great looking car, nice job Lexus! Yeah these played out predictable comments on autoblog are getting ridiculous.
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        @Bruno Nekic
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      kmanning83
      • 3 Years Ago
      I see potential for the GS F-Sport, but I'm still massively disappointed that the new model retains almost none of the styling cues that throwback to the Toyota Aristo. There are few Japanese sedans on US roads that I have more fondness for than the orignal GS/Aristo.
        Sukairain
        • 3 Years Ago
        @kmanning83
        Well, Giorgetto Giugiaro penned the original Aristo design, it was way ahead of its time and still remains one of the best looking sedans on the road.
          Yu Yung Shin
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Sukairain
          correct, it was the first gen. GS300 which i still love seeing on road.
        msg
        • 3 Years Ago
        @kmanning83
        japanese automakers dont really have the tradition of retaining styling from the predecessors toyota does it little bit
        artandcolour2010
        • 3 Years Ago
        @kmanning83
        I, too, am disappointed they completely threw away that design theme. The original GS/Aristo was one of the most distinctive Japanese sedans, and still is. This one is just a melding of late-model Lexus cues thrown in a blender and poured into an EZ Bake oven.
          Hashiryu
          • 3 Years Ago
          @artandcolour2010
          But they didn't. If you put them side by side you will still see the cues there. In fact, the 4GS looks more like the original Aristo more than either the 2GS or 3GS.
          kmanning83
          • 3 Years Ago
          @artandcolour2010
          I just don't see it, Hashiryu. The only feature that has been carried over is the shape of the D-pillar.
      Andrew Zotos Breslin
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oatmeal F-Sport
      Fair Co.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Seeing a car from this angle makes it attractive only after you got hit ... otherwise you'll never see it like that again
      Yu Yung Shin
      • 3 Years Ago
      Impulsive, you stated, "OBJECTIVELY, the Juke and Aztek are ugly designs ... that is a FACT". Well, I have to disagree with you again, Mr. Know-it-all. Those cars you have mentioned ARE in its own category - well adopted to the needs of the consumers. In case you didn't notice..a school bus looks ugly too, but it has its own functions. Aztek is built for folks who enjoys outdoor, hence, a built in pop-up camping tent and Juke is for college kids who wants something different but also functional to carry their beer kegs along with school books. The functionality of these two vehicles serves the consumers with beauty of its own. I love cars..don't you?
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        @Yu Yung Shin
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          kmanning83
          • 3 Years Ago
          There is no such thing as "objective attractiveness." Everyone has different tastes. I think the Juke is an attractive, fresh design. Megan Fox, on the other hand, couldn't be any less appealing to me. And "monkey"? Really? What are you, in 6th grade? Why the need for name calling?
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