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2017 Lexus GS F

Test Drive

Written by Marco Carvajal
Photographs by Katerina Krjanina

2017 Lexus GS F

Sedan

5 seats

Engine

The 5.0-liter V-8

Transmission

Eight-Speed Sport Direct-Shift Transmission

All-Wheel Drive with Dynamic Torque Vectoring

Torque (lb. ft. rpm)

389 lb.-ft. of torque

Horsepower

467-horsepower

Estimated MPG

24 city/ hwy est. mpg

 

Introduction

Performing invigoration in all aspects, the GS F’s naturally aspirated 467-horsepower V8 emits a throaty, specially tuned engine sound as it screams toward its affecting 7,300-rpm redline.

THE 2017 GS F

The GS F presents a race-ready cockpit, flared and vented fenders and stacked quad-tip exhaust outlets. No wonder, it is honed on the world’s famous tracks! A vehicle of specialized techniques, comprising high-strength adhesive bonding, laser brazing, and laser screw and multi-spot welding, the GS F is designed to reach the limits, saving its excellent ride quality.

 

Giving extra control to a driver, the GS F is the first Lexus sedan to feature a Torque Vectoring Differential. With three driver-selectable modes—Standard, Slalom and Track—the TVD immediately responds to vary torque distribution according to arisen circumstances. It helps propel GS F around the turn, sending power to the outside rear tire, so you could still hold your line. Therefore, it has three following modes:

  • Standard Mode
  • Slalom Mode
  • Track Mode

When the standard mode is selected, it strikes an optimum balance between agility and stability. Providing great emphasis to steering responsiveness, slalom mode gives an impression like driving a smaller sized vehicle. Responding to the demands of high-speed circuit driving, track mode helps ensure that the vehicle holds its line, for confident boost and cornering. 

Lexus

In 1989 Lexus launched with two sedans, the LS 400 and ES 250, and a commitment to pursue perfection. In a year, out of thousands of parties were interested in a Lexus franchise, but only 121 top-notch dealers were selected for Lexus’ first year of business. In 1991 Lexus introduced an all-new ES 330 as well as the SC 300 and SC 300 sport coupes.

Since that time, Lexus has expanded its line-up to meet the needs of global luxury customers. In every vehicle, Lexus incorporates innovative technologies, high-quality designs and luxury materials. With numerous models featuring Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader and is dedicated to developing vehicles that are kinder to the Earth. Lexus’ current vehicles incorporate outstanding driving dynamic characteristics and feature a new design language that includes a spindle grille and distinctive lights, creating a signature look and feel for the luxury brand.

Lexus outsold both Mercedes-Benz and BMW to become the best-selling luxury import brand in the U.S. In the United States, Lexus models are sold through 232 dealers who are committed to exemplary customer service.

 

Prices

The price for the 2017 Lexus GS F may vary from $83,940 to $84,540

 

Engine

Performing invigoration in all aspects, the GS F’s naturally aspirated 467-horsepower V8 emits a throaty, specially tuned engine sound as it screams toward its affecting 7,300-rpm redline.

  • High-compression 5.0-liter V8 produces 467 hp and 389 lb.-ft. of torque.
  • Eight-speed Sport Direct Shift (SPDS) automatic transmission with Lexus G force Artificial Intelligence Shift control (G AI-SHIFT).
  • Torque Vectoring Differential (TVD) enhances dynamic performance by precisely controlling rear wheel torque, adjusting left-right distribution in 1/1000th of a second.

 

Exterior

With the stunning eye-catching L shape full-LED headlamps the 2017 Lexus GS F will make a statement even before you arrive.

  • Double wishbone front suspension and multi-link rear suspension use lightweight, high-rigidity forged aluminum control arms and ZF Sachs shock absorbers
  • Brembo brake system
  • Lightweight, hand-polished 19-inch forged aluminum wheels
  • Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) with SPORT and EXPERT modes
  • Outside Mirrors With Auto Tilt-Down In Reverse
  • Carbon fiber–wrapped spoiler
  • Triple-Beam Led Headlamps

 

Interior

Inside features of 2017 Lexus GS F are the same impressive as the exterior. Developers and designers have made their best to combine comfort, style and luxury. Looks like each details of the GS F were designed for comfy and sound connection with the driver, from seat to the racing pedals, which are specifically designed to help grip your foot.

Supple leather-trimmed seating embraces up to five passengers, while black carbon fiber accents and contemporary circling lighting underline the aggressive interior lines. The following details should be mentioned as well:

  • 3-Inch Split-Screen Multimedia Display
  • Driver-Inspired Cockpit
  • Sport Steering Wheel
  • Racing Pedals
  • Sport Driving Modes
  • Dynamic Gauge Cluster
  • The 12.3-inch high-resolution multimedia display
  • Premium Surround Sound Audio System

 

The available 17-speaker, 835-watt Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio System features patented, proprietary Clari-Fi technology that renews audio quality from compressed music, making the sound clear from any source. Combined with the technology of “sweet spot audio”, it carries every passenger in three-dimensional deep sound that rivals the superb home audio systems.

 

Safety and Security

Lexus offers a unique and complex safety system, which is designed to inform drivers about danger or possible collision. It helps to maintain safe distance and alert the driver beforehand. It can detect vehicles in the path of your Lexus under certain conditions, and is even designed to automatically begin braking before impact, sense the speed of the vehicle in front of you, uses a camera to monitor visible lane markings.

There are many other useful options:

  • 10 airbags (knee airbag for the driver and front passenger, seat-mounted side airbags for outboard rear seats, and side curtain airbags)
  • Lexus Safety System+ includes Pre-Collision System (PCS), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) with Steering Assist, Intelligent High Beam (IHB) and High-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) uses radar to detect a vehicle in an adjacent lane as well as a vehicle moving at a high speed reaching the blind spot.
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) alerts the driver to objects approaching the rear-side of the vehicle with an audible alert as well as flashing indicators on the side mirrors.

 

Security

“Lexus Enform” is a suite of connected services, includes five products, each of which offers special options to enhance the driving experience. They are:

  • Lexus Enform Safety Connect (In case of any type of emergency, or being involved in a collision, Roadside Assistance will be there to help)
  • Lexus Enform Service Connect (offers remote access to information about your vehicle’s status and maintenance needs)
  • Lexus Enform Remote (mobile app lets you remotely start the engine, lock and unlock doors, find your car’s location)
  • Lexus Enform Destinations (offers 24-hour access to a live response center agent that helps you to find address or place of interest)
  • Lexus Enform App Suite (gives access to your mobile applications through the vehicle’s center-console display)

 

Conclusion

The 2017 Lexus GS F was created to deliver both drivers and passengers the endless inflow of adrenaline and satisfaction. The marvelous design of its interior proves that perfection has no limits. Well, it is perfect! Performing invigoration in all aspects, the GS F’s naturally aspirated 467-horsepower V8 emits a throaty, specially tuned engine sound as it screams toward its affecting 7,300-rpm redline. The GS F is designed to reach the limits, saving its excellent ride quality.

The Lexus GS is a luxury car with a price around $85,000. It is an expensive toy, but those who can afford it will definitely enjoy it.

The GS F is a car of specialized techniques, comprising high-strength adhesive bonding, laser brazing, and laser screw and multi-spot welding, the GS F is designed to reach the limits, saving its excellent ride quality. A beautiful sedan made by Lexus.

Marco Carvajal
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Marco Carvajal has many years of experience in the editorial world, in the entertainment industry including events, cars, music and other fields. He also has a wide experience on business, e-business and e-commerce. He is actively involved in the development of AutomotorPro.com and other affiliated car publications, from marketing and business management, to the editorial department as a contributing writer and editor for other writers. His passion for automobiles, travel and art supports the development of AutomotorPro.com in an original and unique way, as a leader in the automobile editorial industry, nationwide in the United States and international territories. Marco graduated from the University of Miami, in addition to additional studies at other universities and institutions. In the field of business he has created several enterprises and multinational projects related to publishing and entertainment. As a writer, the number one goal for Marco Carvajal is to be able to communicate clear information easy to understand for our subscribers, in an easy language, very detailed, about automobiles and lifestyle. He also likes to show a different perspective, with innovative style, about the information and characteristics of each car, mostly oriented to the daily life, about what each person may want learn about each car, thinking on the practical daily use of cars in real life.

Marco Carvajal tiene muchísimos años de experiencia en el mundo editorial, en la industria del entretenimiento incluyendo eventos, autos, música y otros, así como gran experiencia en los negocios, e-business y e-commerce.

Se envuelve activamente en el desarrollo de AutomotorPro.com, desde aspectos de mercadeo y manejo de negocios, hasta el departamento editorial donde también escribe y edita artículos de otros escritores. Su pasión por los autos, viajar y el arte, le ayudan a AutomotorPro.com a desarrollarse de una forma original y única, como un líder en la industria editorial automotriz a nivel nacional en Estados Unidos y otros territorios internacionales.

Marco se graduó de la Universidad de Miami, además de haber realizado estudios y cursos en otras universidades e instituciones.

En el área de negocio ha fundado varias empresas y creado varios proyectos multinacionales en el área editorial y del entretenimiento.

Como escritor, la meta número de Marco Carvajal es lograr transmitir información fácil de entender, en un idioma sencillo, los más detallada posible, sobre automóviles, para los lectores. Además de lograr mostrar un lado diferente e innovador sobre la información y características de cada auto, principalmente orientado a lo cotidiano, a lo que cada persona puede aprender sobre cada automóvil, pensando en la vida diaria, en el uso de cada auto en la vida práctica.

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