All-new Lexus GS 350 F SPORT Set for Vegas Unveiling

by Lexus in the News on October 31, 2011

While this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show—slated to open November 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center—will once again feature a bevy of cool concepts and tuned-up rides that will never be seen on the street, Lexus is going to make certain that at least one sport sedan getting the full SEMA treatment makes it into production. According to Sterling Lexus Dealerships, the 2013 Lexus GS 350 F SPORT, which starts with the performance and style of the all-new GS and then delivers a jackpot of go-fast goodies and stylish upgrades.

“The all-new GS 350 with F SPORT package will offer our customers more agility and a sportier appearance,” said Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “The racing-inspired F SPORT components were precision engineered for this vehicle, providing quality performance without compromise.”

Like the recently introduced GS, the 2013 F SPORT model will pack a 306-hp 3.5-liter V6 mated to Lexus’ advanced six-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission with paddle shifters. According to Lexus In VA, the gearbox is based on the same one used in Lexus’ hi-po IS F sedan, and enables faster shifts, downshift throttle blips and four selectable driving modes: Eco, Normal, Sport S and, for the ultimate in GS performance, Sport S+. In addition, both rear- and all-wheel-drive powertrains are available.

The Lexus F SPORT setup then delivers:

  • Aggressive 19-inch wheels (with staggered widths on RWD models)
  • A specially tuned F SPORT Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS)
  • Thicker anti-roll bars
  • Improved bushings
  • Larger front brakes with high-friction pads
  • The automaker’s Variable Gear Ratio Steering system (RWD models only)
  • A driver’s sport seat with 16-way power-adjustment functionality
  • Model-specific interior design enhancements, including Cabernet Red leather appointments—an F SPORT exclusive

Added Templin: “The GS 350 with F SPORT Package will be a distinctive offering of luxury and excitement. With its dynamic handling, stopping power and true sporty feel, this F SPORT package will be sure to please our enthusiasts.”

While this year’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show—slated to open November 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center—will once again feature a bevy of cool concepts and tuned-up rides that will never be seen on the street, Lexus is going to make certain that at least one sport sedan getting the full SEMA treatment makes it into production: The 2013 Lexus GS 350 F SPORT, which starts with the performance and style of the all-new GS and then delivers a jackpot of go-fast goodies and stylish upgrades.

Visit Lexus Chicago or your local Lexus dealers for more information.

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