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Spyshots: 2012 Lexus GS Takes a Stroll

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We’ve only got ten days to go before Lexus pulls all the camo off their new GS in Pebble Beach, but if the big four-door is to be ready to strut its stuff and show the Japanese luxury brand’s future design direction, the car has to take one last stroll to ensure everything is just right.

It looks like the fine folks at Lexus were checking for differences with the competition, as the Infiniti M appears in one of the shots provided by our dedicated team of spy photographers. Thick camouflage hides the curves and sharp lines of the body, but there's enough detailing know from the first teaser image and the concept that preceded it.

LED running lights will now frame the lower part of the headlights, while the grille has the shape of an hourglass, being tapered around the area of the lights.

The GS 350, 460 and 450h have faced to obscurity, but the new generation will bring much sharper looks and a gaping front end with sharp lines.

As for what lies under the bonnet, the 2012 GS will Lexus’ latest 5.0-liter V8 engine, rated at 450 horsepower. A hybrid version is also coming, and will be unveiled together with the regular petrol one at Pebble Beach. There will also be a base diesel version added to the mix, which will not only reduce the vehicle’s price, but also offer a good efficiency.

This will help the GS enter the fleet car market more easily, an area where the Germans have ruled for years now. The diesel won’t be included in the GS range from the launch, as it is expected to be offered starting from 2013.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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