2016 Lexus GS F V8 hits Australian shores priced from $148,800

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The highly anticipated 2016 Lexus GS F has launched in Australia priced from $148,800 – cheaper than a Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG S!

Powered by a stonking naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8, the fourth model in the F line up produces 351kW of power and 530Nm of torque. The V8 drives the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission linked to a G-sensor to enable it to select the most suitable gear for dynamic driving.

It also features a race-developed, fully adjustable torque vectoring differential that splits the amount of torque between the left and right driving wheels to optimise handling performance.

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Lexus Australia chief executive Peter McGregor said the GS F brings a new level of dynamism to Lexus Australia’s local offering.

“GS F is the perfect complement to our line-up of exhilarating F models alongside the impressive RC F coupe,” Mr McGregor said.

“It matches a richly rewarding driving experience with the practicality and smoothness of a four-door sedan, offering customers the ability to transport occupants and their luggage in comfort and luxury.

“It brings this together with stunning exterior styling, premium driver-focused cockpit and a high level of standard specification to deliver an excellent value proposition.”

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Lexus has tuned the exhaust system to help achieve a more baritone note, but also added an electronic sound system in the cabin designed to heighten the aural experience.

The GS F sports a bespoke suspension system complete with custom coil springs and ZF SACHS monotube dampers. It rolls on 19-inch forged aluminium dark metallic finished wheels shod with split-width Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres – 255/35R19 front and 275/35R19 rear.

Stopping power comes courtesy of Brembo disc brakes borrowed from the RC F coupe. It features 380mm disc up front clamped by six-piston opposed calipers, and 345mm rear with four-piston calipers.

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Inside, the Lexus GS F is the first Lexus F model to be equipped with a head-up display that provides current speed, audio information, lane guidance display and Sports Mode Display, which is exclusive to the F model.

Standard features include:

– Alcantara seat with heating front and rear
– Active Sound Control system
– SACHS shock absorbers
– Sport Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM)
– Torque Vectoring Differential (TVD)
– 19-inch forged alloy wheels
– Brembo brakes with orange callipers
– LED headlamps
– etched aluminium ornamentation
– 12.3-inch high definition display screen
– 17-speaker Mark Levinson premium audio system
– three-zone climate control
– colour head up display (HUD)
– heated leather-accented steering wheel
– moonroof
– power rear sunshade
– smart key card
– 10 SRS airbags, and
– Lexus Safety System+ (includes Pre-Collision System (PCS), Active Cruise Control System (ACC), Lane      Keeping Assist (LKA), Adaptive High-beam System (AHS)).

The high grade model swaps the Alcantara seats with premium semi-aniline leather-accented seat trim with the addition of a ventilation function for both front seats.

Read ForceGT’s 2016 Lexus GS F Review

2016 Lexus GS F Pricing (Excluding on-roads):

Standard: $148,800

High Grade: $151,700

Options:      High grade polished 19-inch wheels: $2,500

Carbon interior ornamentation: $2,500

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