After being rumored for nearly two years, Lexus will finally unveil the production version of the GS-F at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.
When it debuts at the auto show, the GS-F will become the third model available in Lexus’ high performance F division behind the IS-F sedan and the RC-F coupé. During its early prototype stage, Lexus had hinted that the GS-F would be powered by a detuned version of the V 10 found in its supercar, the LFA. However, in a recent article from Motor Trend, it is official that the GS-F will have a tuned version of the 5.0 liter V8 found in the RC-F which currently delivers 467 horsepower and 389 lb.ft of torque to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic.
The Lexus GS-F will be the only one with a naturally aspirated V8 as its German rivals Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz have all shifted towards twin-turbo V8 engines. Even without the twin-turbos, the V8 in the GS-F should produce more than 500 horsepower and torque output somewhere in the mid to upper 400 lb.ft range.
Based on the teaser photos released by Lexus, it is clear that the new GS model line will adopt the spindle grill and the L-shaped LED daytime running lights up front to get in sync with the IS, RC, and the NX model lineup in the family.
As of this writing, no further information was available about the GS-F or the entire GS line up in general. However, as we get closer to the opening of the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Lexus might release more information to whet our appetite until it makes its world debut.
Images and Information sourced from Lexus and Motor Trend