The Lexus GS-F & RC-F Confirmed
If you’ve been following our articles about the Lexus GS-F sedan, you may have probably known that the rumor has it, the Lexus GS-F & RC-F will come with a 500hp 5.0L V8 beast if an engine.
Now there’s MORE exciting news: in this year’s Lexus USA National Dealer Meeting in Los Angeles recently, Akio Toyoda, CEO of the Toyota corporation, confirmed:
1. It will build the convertible version of the RC-F, which is currently available in the Coupe version.
2. The F variant of the GS sedan, the GS-F, is also coming. It is using the same 5.0L V8 engine as the RC-F coupe, but the output will be enhanced to around 500hp. Below are some prior spy shots of the GS-F.
Pay attention to the Lexus F-family’s signature: the quad exhaust tips.
As of today, Lexus is one of the few luxury brand which still offers naturally aspirated large-displacement V8 engines in its high performance cars. Compared to turbocharged engines, naturally aspirated engines have the absolute advantages in instant throttle response and instant maximum torque delivery. For Lexus’s future V8 engine plan, please see our analysis here.
If you are thinking of buying the BMW M5 or Mercedes-Benz E63AMG, I suggest you wait for a couple more months, see what Lexus will offer on the GS-F.
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