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Lexus builds a luxury sports sedan with soul

A screaming V8 engine, tight chassis tuning and responsive steering have Lexus entering the high-performance luxury sports sedan conversation with the GS F to battle cars like the BMW M5 and Cadillac CTS-V.

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The GS F is the second sedan in the Lexus performance vehicle lineup to receive the full F treatment that includes a more powerful engine, extensive chassis upgrades and styling revisions.

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The rear of the GS F features a carbon-fiber lip spoiler and quad exhaust tips.

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Lexus' trademark spindle grille receives a carbon-fiber lower lip on the GS F that Lexus says helps generate more downforce.

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To further stiffen the GS F's chassis, Lexus engineers installed additional underbody braces.

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To improve brake performance, the GS F uses six-piston front and four-piston rear Brembo brake calipers.

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Staggered 19-inch Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires deliver high grip levels on a race track, while also being comfortable and quiet for regular street driving.

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Bigger lower air dams on the front of the GS help more air flow through engine oil and transmission fluid coolers.

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A 5-liter V8 powers the GS F with 467 horsepower and 389 pound-feet of torque.

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The interior is highlighted by comfortable and supportive front bucket seats that are good for performance driving, not to mention over the long haul.

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The front seats in the GS F are some of the best factory-installed examples available today.

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