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    Report: Lexus GS F coming in 2016 with 500 hp
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    The Lexus GS F has been one of those cars that's been rumored and whispered about for years, but has never come to fruition. The last time we spoke of the Lexus-badged BMW M5-killer was in a crop of spy photos, posted one year ago yesterday. So what's behind this latest rekindled round of ...

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    Video: Vice chronicles Okinawa's illegal street racing scene
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    We all know that street racing is dangerous, and that motorsports are best left on the track or drag strip. However, that doesn't mean that there still isn't some outlaw allure among enthusiasts of racing on public roads. In this video, Vice Japan profiles Eikichi Nagayoshi of Japan's island of ...

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    Official: 2014 Lexus GS gets eight-speed auto, other enhancements
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    The Lexus GS was totally redesigned for the 2013 model year, but Lexus is already tweaking its midsize luxury sedan. While a handful of small changes are being made, the big news for the 2014 model year is that rear-wheel-drive GS350 models will be getting a new eight-speed automatic transmission ...

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    Spy Shots: 2015 Lexus GS F is camo-free and frisky
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    Other than some missing badges and (hopefully) a not-yet-finished rear fascia, what you see here is an undisguised look at the long-awaited Lexus GS F high-performance sedan. Lexus' answer to the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, the GS F has been spotted again. Unlike our previous spy shots, ...

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    Recalls: Toyota and Lexus recalling 235,000 hybrid CUVs and sedans over separate issues
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    When it rains, it pours. Toyota has announced a pair of separate but voluntary North America recalls covering approximately 235,000 vehicles built between 2006 and 2011. The larger of the two recalls targets Toyota's hybridized crossovers, the Lexus RX400h and Toyota Highlander Hybrid. 133,000 ...

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    Teased: Lexus teases Frankfurt Motor Show concept... is it the RC Coupe?
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    With the teaser image of the concept car above and the announcement that Lexus will be premiering it to the world at the Frankfurt Motor Show on Tuesday, September 10, you know pretty much what we know. The Japanese luxury brand has decided to to say nothing more. Picture sleuthers have, however, ...

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    Spy Shots: Are you the Lexus GS F?
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    It's been a while since we've heard rumors of the fabled high-performance Lexus GS F, but thanks to our eager spy photographers, this looks to be our first real proof of the machine's existence. We don't have the usual brace of photos from all angles to work with this time around, our spies ...

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    Review: 2013 Lexus GS450h [w/video]
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    An Unlikely Star in the Lexus Stable Think about Lexus for a second. Odds are your gray matter is busy regurgitating images of the company's middle-aged RX crossover or possibly the midsize ES sedan. As the volume movers for Toyota's luxury fleet, the two are the default ambassadors for ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #315
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    Cost of high-efficiency models, 2014 Mazda6, Best and Worst Sellers of 2013 Episode #315 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Jeff Ross talk about how you get nailed twice for high-efficiency trims, the 2014 Mazda6, Chrysler giving UConnect dealer-level ...

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    Report: Consumer Reports: Toyota expected to announce fix for emergency trunk releases
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    According to Consumer Reports, Toyota is set to release a fix for trunk release pulls on certain Lexus vehicles that could snap off in an emergency. As you may recall, CR found the federally-mandated emergency releases could break if pulled toward the user. As it turned out, the trunk surround ...

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    Review: 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport
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    Quickly Closing In On The Benchmark The Lexus GS has been chasing the BMW 5 Series for more than two decades. This year, it may have finally leapfrogged its benchmark prey. Rewind your clock back to the late 1980s, when the midsize four-door sport sedan segment was dominated by BMW. The ...

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    SEMA: 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport Supercharged adds what we've been missing
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    If there's one legitimate complaint that can be hurled at the 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport, it's that it has no more power than its less-sporty siblings. It's not that 306 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque isn't enough for good performance – as the GS 350's 5.7-second sprint to 60 can ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #305 with Matt Edmonds of Tire Rack
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    Matt Edmonds from Tire Rack, Opel Cascada, Nissan steer-by-wire Episode #305 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and David Kiley are joined by Matt Edmonds from Tire Rack, our title sponsor. There's plenty of in-depth discussion of tires and wheels, plus winter ...

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    Video: Consumer Reports finds flaw with Lexus ES, GS emergency trunk safety release, alerts NHTSA
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    Consumer Reports has found what it says is a flaw with the emergency trunk release handles in certain Lexus models. During testing, the organization found that the federally mandated emergency handles on new Lexus ES and GS sedans can easily break if pulled toward the user (presumably a person ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #299
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    2013 Honda Accord, Volkswagen CUV, GM and Opel, Autoblog talks to Elon Musk Episode #299 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Jeff Ross talk about the 2013 Honda Accord, the suggestion by Morgan Stanley for GM to unload Opel, Autoblog Green's chat with Elon ...

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    Video: Lexus challenges passengers to control their heart rates... in a hybrid
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    Picture the scene: You're in a quiet place; a forest. The grass is green, the sky a perfect shade of blue. It's sunny; the temperature is hovering somewhere near perfect and a gentle breeze wafts by. You look at the pretty flowers – bend down to reach one... then, BAM! No, we're not ...

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    Report: Lexus working on more efficient GS 300h
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    Lexus is looking to expand its hybrid range with the addition of a second gasoline-electric GS model, according to Auto Express. Currently, Lexus offers the GS 450h, powered by a 3.5-liter hybrid V6 that produces a combined 338 horsepower. The new model, likely to be called GS 300h, will use the ...

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    Report: Lexus GS coupe slated to arrive in 2013
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    The SC 430 wasn't exactly a hot ticket item, but it was the only Lexus model available with two doors until the model was discontinued in 2010. That could change for the 2014 model year, as Inside Line reports that Lexus is primed to unleash a coupe version of the all-new GS. While Lexus hasn't ...

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    Recalls: Toyota recalling 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport over faulty ECU
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    Lexus has announced a voluntary recall of roughly 650 2013 GS 350 F Sport models over a potential issue with one of the electronic control units. When the vehicle is parked with the steering wheel turned, the calibration of the ECU for the Variable Gear Ratio Steering can cause the steering ...

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    Report: Lexus looking to distance itself from Toyota, move more upscale
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    Automotive News reports Lexus may use the company's new GS to put some distance between itself and parent company Toyota. Buyers have snapped up a total of 4,900 GS models in just two months, breezing by year-long sales estimates in the process. The company attributes much of that success to ...

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