New Lexus GS F Sport

New Lexus GS F Sport to be unveiled at the 2011 SEMA Show

We teased you with an image here, but now we’re pleased to announce that the all new GS F Sport will be revealed at this year’s SEMA Show.

If you’re unable to hotfoot it over to Las Vegas, don’t worry, we can share the key details ahead of the show’s opening day on 1 November.

As with the new GS 450h, the GS F Sport will be available in the UK and across Europe next year. Introducing a bolder exterior design, GS F Sport also features sports-tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), Lexus Dynamic Handling, integrated four-wheel steering and a lightweight sports braking system.

We think you’ll agree that the new F Sport design gives the GS an even stronger appearance, reinforcing its wider track and sportier stance. This is supported by a rear spoiler and – exclusive to the grade – dark metallic finish 19-inch alloy wheels. To aid traction, the alloy wheels have a staggered width, with 235/40/19 tyres at the front and 265/35/19 tyres at the rear.

The interior features matching door and seat upholstery that will be available in a new Garnet shade (pictured below) that is exclusive to the F Sport. Other features include aluminium trim details, 16-way adjustable F Sport front seats, aluminium pedals and F Sport logo detailing on the steering wheel.

The GS F Sport also includes retuned front and rear suspension, supported by Adaptive Variable Suspension to maximise body control and steering response, so improving overall vehicle agility. AVS allows the driver to fine tune the GS’s ride with a choice of two damper settings: Normal, for everyday driving, and Sport S+, for greater body control and precise responses to steering when cornering.

The GS 450h F Sport is equipped with the Lexus Dynamic Handling system, making it the world’s first hybrid vehicle to feature an integrated four-wheel steering system. This technology enables integration of the Dynamic Rear Steering, Variable Gear Ratio Steering and Electric Power Steering to co-ordinate every aspect of front and rear wheel control, giving agile, sharp and confident driving behaviour with more direct response to the driver’s actions.

Further coordinating the Dynamic Rear Steering with the Variable Gear Ratio Steering and Electric Power Steering, the Lexus Dynamic Handling system will automatically adjust the tuning of the adaptive suspension and the active safety systems to suit the road conditions, vehicle speed and driving style.

Further details about the new GS and GS F Sport will be announced nearer their UK launch. Until then, why not visit our new Lexus GS F Sport online image gallery, here?

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