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Lexus GS F Shows Us How A Wet Circuit is the Ultimate Playground

Lexus GS F is an old acquaintance of ours since we met the performance sedan in the metal for the first time at the 2015 NAIAS. Another rendez-vous followed in Geneva this March and more recently during the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the Lexus GS F roared its beastly V8 on the famous Hill Climb Course.
Lexus GS F Fuji Speedway 1 photo
But Lexus had other plans for that Zerg face, namely another promo video, not as artistic as the ones they launched in the last couple of months but with a more dynamic approach we can't refuse, of course.

What Lexus wanted to do here was demonstrate the quality of their F lineage, and to successfully achieve that, they took the GS F at the Fuji Speedway and unleashed the beast within.

Lucky for us and the pro driver behind the wheel, the track was wet which means powerslides were on the menu. A lot of them. The challenging circuit pattern was the perfect occasion for the GS F to stretch its legs and work hard, as it made that V8 rumble.

As you know by now, the GS F is based on his more obedient sedan brother but has nothing to do with it, because Lexus takes care of sportier models and grants them access to a different pack of goodies, including new LED headlights, wide-mouthed front spoilers, performance multi-spoked wheels and stacked dual exhaust tips.

467 horsepower are coming from under that hood, where the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 powerhouse is king. Also, the performance sedan sends 527 Nm (389 lb-ft) of torque towards the rear axle, the same value available on the Lexus RC F coupé, as it is the case for the eight-speed gearbox tasked with putting those resources on the asphalt.

That's as far as we'll go with comments, the video is embedded below, you know what to do.


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