Lexus' approach to F-ifying its GS sedan is… interesting.

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The GS F might be one of Lexus' sportiest offerings, but comparing it to top-of-the-line Germans like the BMW M5 and Mercedes-AMG E63 is unfair, because those cars pack a more substantial wallop.

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Yet its price is closer to these vehicles than the tier-below Germans that more closely match the GS F's performance specs, the M550i and E53.

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The 2019 Lexus GS F is like a PG-13 cut of John Wick. 

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Sure, most of what you tuned in for is there, but it doesn't quite feel like you're getting everything you paid for.

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There's really only one reason to get the GS F: the naturally aspirated V8.

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It's a hell of a price to pay, but then again, rear-wheel-drive V8 sport sedans are an almost-dead breed in 2019.

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If you want to relish the past, this is a great way to do it, but you have to accept a whole host of trade-offs to make it happen.

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Life is all about sacrifices, anyway.

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Keep scrolling or clicking to check out more pictures of the 2019 Lexus GS F.

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