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New 2013 Lexus GS with F Sport Package to Bow at SEMA Show [27 Photos & Video]

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As we reported a couple of months back, the brand new 2013 GS 350 is the next Lexus model to be offered with the brand's F-Sport package that bundles a host of aero parts with an upgraded chassis and various interior goods.

The new 2013 GS 350 F SPORT will make its first public appearance in the States at the 2011 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show that takes place in Las Vegas from November 1 to 4.

On the outside, the F-Sport is festooned with a comprehensive aero kit that includes a beefed-up front bumper with larger air vents, a modified rear bumper with a diffuser, a boot lip spoiler, unique mesh grille inserts and special badging.

On the rear-wheel drive model, the car's exterior looks are rounded off with 19-inch alloy wheels shod in 235/40/19 front and 265/35/19 rear tires, which the company says are the largest ever to be used in a factory Lexus sedan. All-wheel drive models will be paired with 235/40/19 all-season tires in the front and rear.

Unique to the F Sport package will be two new colors, a Riviera Red with glass flakes incorporated into the coating and Liquid Platinum. Other color options include Starfire Pearl, Nebula Gray Pearl and Obsidian black.

Inside, the F Sport package adds a bespoke design treatment with smooth striated aluminum trim, special perforated leather trim optionally available in Cabernet Red, black headliner, aluminum pedals and the brand's logos.

In addition, the driver gets a new 16-way power sport seat that includes a Lexus-first with power side bolsters, thigh support, adjustable seatback and four-way lumbar.

While the F Sport package leaves the 306HP 3.5-liter V6 engine untouched, it upgrades the GS 350's chassis with a sport-tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), thicker anti-roll bars, bushing changes, and new larger front brakes with high friction pads.

As an option, buyers can also fit their F Sport GS with a newly developed Lexus Dynamic Handling (LDH) four-wheel steering system that monitors vehicle speed and yaw rate, steering angle and speed, and lateral G to calculate the required rear wheel steering input, to a maximum DRS angle of 2.0 degrees.

Lexus says that at most speeds below 50 mph (80km/h), the front and rear wheels turn in opposite directions, but in certain conditions at speeds over 50 mph, the front and rear wheels turn in the same direction.


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17 Comments:

Potenza said... »October 25, 2011

Why aren't the LED daytime running lights on in the video?

T2X said... »October 25, 2011

Very nice car! I will buy this car after my study in 2 years, but I hope Lexus bring a real GS-F with over 450HP :-) The GS 350 sounds nice, but the GS 450h is better with the economy and stronger ;)

AstonMartin said... »October 25, 2011

The new Interior & exterior design language looks a cluttered mess.  Its trying too hard be something its not.  I can only hope Lexus does not wreck the redesign of the LS & SC.

Dave said... »October 25, 2011

I think you're trtying too hard to be something you're not........that is beeing a credibel design critic.

Catalin said... »October 25, 2011

That is the ugliest front bumper I have ever seen in my life.  Lexus tried to somewhat copy the BMW M-Sport (F-Sport - haha) and that front bumper came out hilarious :)

Travis said... »October 25, 2011

SICK  !!   Im so feeling this Lex.. it looks upset and angry.
 
Sweet car. Love the looks inside and out the interoir has taken marteials and design from the supercar LFA !

Good job Lexus. I also hear it handles really good.

Miketim said... »October 25, 2011

The GSF is going to be sick. Harder track suspention, wider and lower stance. Bigger hood for the bigger engine, wider front.. damn I cant wait.

Lexus is on a roll and the best part about it ? Their awesome Luxury and reliability hasnt changed but they gained all this performance.

Win Win

Guest said... »October 25, 2011

The front fascia just doesn't work with the rest of the car. Looks like a SEMA edition.

AstonMartin said... »October 25, 2011

Dave - it is my opinion that the redesigned GS looks bad.  We are all here to express our opinion on vehicles, not slight someone for stating their thoughts.  Btw, use spell check the next time you try to go in on someone - the word is credible. .

Dave said... »October 26, 2011

Great, you've found your calling as a spell checker. You;re good at it.  Oh oh,  btw, it's is spelled this way, seems you also lack as a spell checker.

AstonMartin said... »October 26, 2011

Don't be a Dick Dave, now that's spelled correctly.  

Astonman said... »October 26, 2011

Love the interior. Much more modern than the ones they've used with the past models and what you've seen on the LS. Looks sporty and hi-tech. I like the red leather seats - bold.
Unfortunately, the outside lines don't strike me as something I lust for. The design feels old. Last model's front end still looks great and is better than this one. Maybe it'll grow on me.

Dick said... »October 26, 2011

Someone told me to never argue with an idiot, he will drag you down to his level, and beat you with experience.

Trey said... »October 27, 2011

its about time lexus. looks good can't wait for that gs-f

Andre said... »October 28, 2011

Lexus messed up one of my favorite Lexi! The front of this car looks like the Predator. This is what happens when designers copy instead of originate or just stick to what they know. Everyone is trying to copy Audi's big grille and LED lights, but those elements only work on Audis. Now Lexus is stuck with this monster for several years, just as BMW was stuck with the hideous last two generations of the 7 Series.

Keepin it real said... »June 12, 2012

This why I sold my GS460h and bought the Audi A7. Best decision I ever made. I'm sorry I just cannot respect Lexus or any other Japanese car company, until they put permanent halt on all the copy cat business. These cars don't get respect because they are viewed as "knock off's" of the greats like Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz etc. It really isn't any different than say an authentic Louis Vuitton hand bag and a knockoff, Coach Bag knock off, etc. etc. Now don't get me wrong, these cars are well built and of very good quality infact out of Infinity/Nissan and Acura/Honda, Lexus to me is the best. Unless they (Japanese Mfg.) start building cars that are unique to their brand meaning not one ounce of immitation anything frankly I will not buy one again. I find it a bit embarrassing if I am driving an immitation Audi and alongside pulls up the real deal, driver smirking and all. No thank's.

keepin it real said... »June 12, 2012

They probably will. If you're going to buy a Lexus, you might as well buy an Avalon or Camry with all options including Nav. It will basically be the same car. Otherwise you are spending needlessly to drive what? an immitation Audi or Benz. Please.

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