Autoinfomotive – 2016 Lexus GS F Release Date. With the introduction of the 2016 Lexus GS F vehicle the brand continues with its built of the newly acclaimed F brand vehicle. The GS F is the first of its kind and is the fourth member of the performance orientated F brand that Lexus has established. The F brand is mainly characterized by its firepower and higher capability than other luxury models coming out under Lexus.
As this is the first of its kind, the GS F has been mainly based on the GS 350 in its makings. But this model goes a bit further with its design as it has an overall aggressive appearance compared to its GS 350 forefather. It holds a much tougher appearance than any other vehicle in this segment and is actually something that you would not have traditionally expected to see out of a luxury vehicle like this.
The base version that is the Lexus GS has been established as a very popular vehicle in its segment and has an overall appeal about it. The car is already a standout and does not need to expand its base anymore for now. But being that the 2016 GS F is a new vehicle which is released in already a fully packed segment with vehicles that boast with all-star performance rates it is going to be fairly difficult for this car to gain some significant moment. Whether this happens you can judge by yourself in reading the review and seeing just how well this vehicle was designed.
2016 Lexus GS F Concept
The exterior design of the 2016 Lexus GS F vehicle concentrates more on mainly being aggressive and having much more equipment than other vehicles in the segment. It is mainly based on the design of the GS 350 vehicle and holds many characteristics that are already established and see in this car. It actually brings a much more aggressive overall look for a car which is coming out in a luxury segment and does not have too many elegant lines but rather some tough and sporty ones. At the back side you will notice some quad tail pipes that have been added while the whole vehicle has a lot of carbon fiber accents to it.
Parts of the standard equipment include some 19-inch wheels that the vehicle will ride on and also some LED equipped headlights that offer a more grandiose look to the GS F. The car uses some lighter materials for its bodywork that will make the higher performance available and will add a lot of aerodynamic elements to the body, but not taking it too far of course. This is truly a vehicle that looks like a beefed up GS car, hence the added F in the end of its name. We shall have to wait and see though whether this car will prove to have the required potential to make it in this segment.
The interior of the 2016 Lexus GS F has been furnished very nicely. In fact it also takes the page out of the GS brand’s look and builds up upon it adding some fine materials and details to its look. The car holds some very good design cues that make it a worthy competitor with all the other already established vehicles in the segment, it does not owe nothing to them and is a very nicely made interior for any car, particularly for one competing at an all-luxurious level. You will notice the added leather and aluminum trims that are enhanced with synthetic suede accents and in some places even carbon-fiber trim. The carbon fiber is mainly added to the dashboard design as it makes it much more exclusive looking. The seats have been established with a very nice and comfy design. All five seats, both front and back ones, have enough space and just the right amount of headroom and legroom.
The vehicle also uses some newly added technological additions to make the usage of the infotainment system more modern. But in fact it can be one of its down sides of the vehicle as it uses the Lexus’ Remote Touch interface to access and control the infotainment of the car. It uses a mouse-like controller to access the navigation and audio controls as well which does not work for most people. The display screen is very sharp and very good looking but the difficulty on how you operate it may be a problem. Despite looking good it does not account of its functionality as it can be distractive for most people when driving.
Perhaps the highlight of the 2016 Lexus GS F vehicle is its engine. The car has a 5.0-liter V8 engine that makes 467 hp and 389 pound-feet of torque. This engine has actually been completely transferred from the RC F in its entire way without any particular additions to it. The engine comes exclusively available with an eight-speed automatic gearbox that also comes with some elements of manual control that are integrated into the steering wheel via paddle shifters. The acceleration rate from 0-60 mph is attained in 4.5 seconds, it has a good acceleration and great performance but perhaps one that cannot be compared to the competition that has a greater one compared to this. The car also has a decent EPA rating for its segment as it comes with an estimated 19 mpg combined (16 city/24 highway).
2016 Lexus GS F Price
A luxury brand like the 2016 Lexus GS F also has a very luxurious price rate. The vehicle is priced at a base MSRP rate of 86,760 dollars as its starting price. The release date places the car available this year as it will be offered at around mid-year as Lexus has stated.