TORONTO, ONTARIO, September 26, 2017 – The 2018 Lexus GS F pushes the envelope for high performance luxury vehicles. The most powerful V8 sports sedan Lexus has ever built features dramatic performance with style to match, plus unparalleled comfort and refinement.
“The GS F is the luxury sport sedan for those who desire formidable power at their command,” said Jennifer Barron, Director of Lexus in Canada. “Absolutely track-ready – and tested and proven on the world’s most challenging circuits, including the Fuji Speedway that gives this GS its ‘F’ designation – the GS F is ready to leave others in the dust on race weekends, while also being so comfortable and luxurious that it’s perfect for the daily drive.”
The GS F is a performance vehicle first and foremost. Under the hood, an assertive and sophisticated naturally aspirated 5.0 litre V8 delivers up to 467 horsepower. This is coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission with sport direct shift and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters for finger-tip control and a drive mode select system that lets drivers tailor the GS F’s response to their mood and road conditions.
Power is delivered to the rear axle through a Torque Vectoring Differential, which has been proven on the world’s best race circuits to deliver precise control of rear wheel torque. Drivers may adjust the Torque Vectoring Differential to three operating modes: Standard for a balance of agility and stability, Slalom for emphasis on nimble steering response, and Track to achieve consistent hold during acceleration.
The GS F’s Adaptive Variable Suspension works to absorb vibrations on rough roads, reducing body roll during cornering and maintaining ideal composure during acceleration and hard braking – letting drivers direct the GS F to seamlessly flow from one maneuvre to the next.
Massive Brembo brakes deliver the high-tech stopping power that’s essential in a high-performance luxury vehicle. Tailored specifically to the GS F, these feature six-piston monoblock front calipers and four-piston rear calipers, plus 13.5” rotors with a fast-cooling slotted design, aided by the large vents that bracket the spindle grille.
Curbside, the 2018 GS F is instantly recognizable as an F model. The signature Lexus spindle grille is massive, and finished in a distinctive mesh pattern. It’s bracketed by pronounced air vents, aggressive Premium LED headlamps and L-shaped LED daytime running lights. In profile, the GS F sits low to the ground, a stance emphasized by its 19” wheels. At the rear, stacked quad exhaust diffusers and a carbon fibre rear lip spoiler convey the GS F’s aggressive strength. Other exterior features include heated, power-adjustable and power-folding, auto-dimming side view mirrors, a power tilting/sliding moon roof, power assisted trunk closer, rain-sensing wipers, an auto-levelling headlamp system with headlamp washers, and more.
Inside, the cabin expresses the look and feel of a jet fighter cockpit, embodying high performance in every detail. LED ambient interior lighting sets the scene, while high-back “F” branded front sport seats with perforated leather provide optimum holding performance. Carbon fibre interior trim punctuates the GS F’s aggressive bearing, while aluminum pedals with anti-skid slits ensure solid contact between foot and pedal, even during high-spirited driving.
The GS F is a high-performance sedan – but a luxurious one, too. Driver and passengers enjoy the convenience of intuitive three-zone climate control with the Climate Concierge system, heated seats, and heated steering wheel. Front seats are power adjustable, ventilated, and include a memory system.
The driver-focussed cabin features an advanced instrument panel, including a large, centrally-mounted tachometer, a differential torque vectoring monitor, a G-Force monitor, and a race-inspired gauge display. The Head-Up Display projects real-time information on the lower driver-side windshield, including speed, gear selection, and turn-by-turn navigation. The 12.3” LCD multimedia display presents at-a-glance access to the audio, voice-activated navigation, climate control systems, and more – including the back-up camera. Meantime, the 17-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound audio system delivers a powerful soundtrack for every drive. Other features include an integrated garage door opener, easy access memory system with push button start, a power rear window sunshade, intuitive parking assist, clearance and backup sensors, and more.
The GS F also delivers high-performance safety, starting with the Lexus Safety System +. This portfolio of active safety technologies – including the pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with lane keep assist, dynamic radar cruise control, and automatic high beam system – supports the driver’s awareness and decision-making under a variety of traffic conditions and contingencies. Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management predicts and helps prevent skids, and operates in four modes – including Expert Mode for drivers who want to hone their drifting skills. Other standard safety technoloiges and systems include the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, 10 airbags, a direct tire pressure monitoring system with auto location, an onboard first aid kit, and more.
The 2018 Lexus GS F is offered in one, fully-equipped model with a starting MSRP of $98,300.
The 2018 Lexus GS F is now on sale at Lexus Dealers across Canada. For complete and up to date details and specifications, visit http://www.lexus.ca/lexus/en/automobiles/gsf.
About Lexus Canada
Lexus Canada is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Lexus luxury cars and sport utility vehicles through a sales and service network of 39 dealers across Canada. Guests have access to a wide range of luxury and performance vehicles with a total of 12 Lexus nameplates available in Canada, including the largest luxury hybrid lineup of 6 hybrid models. Inspired by bold design, intuitive technology, and peak performance, Lexus is committed to delivering the highest quality products and services and creating amazing experiences for their guests. The Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h are built at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada’s (TMMC) award-winning Cambridge South plant. For more information about Lexus and Lexus products, please visit: www.lexus.ca.