Video: Lexus GS F Hits the Track!

    While cars like the Lexus GS F aren’t exactly track-focused monsters, they’ve become increasingly respectable on tracks as marque’s attempt to bring together luxury and track performance in one package. To remind us just how capable the GS F can be on a circuit, the Japanese marque has released the following clip which includes special appearances from the RC F Coupe and LFA supercar.

    On an engine front, the GS F features the same naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8 from the RC F but tuned to deliver 467 hp at 7100 rpm and 527 Nm of torque between 4800 and 5600 rpm. While Lexus has yet to reveal performance specifications for the 2015 GS F, it should hit 100 km/h from a standstill in around the four and a half second mark.

    Interestingly, the Lexus GS F delivers significantly less power than the 552 hp strong BMW M5 but importantly, the GS F weighs about 130 kg less coming in at a total 1830 kg kerb weight making it easily the lightest car in its market. The aforementioned 5.0-litre V8 is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission complete with a manual shift function.

    Additionally, the firm’s torque vectoring differential which debuted in the RC F comes standard in the new 2015 GS F. It has three different modes. These are standard for a smooth combination of agility and firmness, Slalom which improves steering response and handling as well as Track which is focused specifically on race track driving.

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