2016 Lexus GS F Reviewed

It’s fast, it’s sexy, and it hauls four full-sized adults around with such poise and swag that you’d be hard pressed to find a better alternative.  The 5 liter naturally aspirated V8 engine produces the right amount of rumble down low, but howls and screams when your foot demands it.  This is not something from Germany though.  I’m talking about the 2016 Lexus GS F.  Take a class leading chassis, the GS, and put in the performance engine that powers the flagship RC F, and you have a mouth-wateringly good sedan.  In addition to 467 HP, you also get the Brembo sourced brakes, an upgraded transmission, and a completely redesigned suspension.   Initial impressions are familiar.  People not too familiar with cars will have trouble spotting the differences from a base GS powered by an inline 4 or V6, which costs almost half as much.  But when you really look at it for a while you start noticing things.  The quad exhaust tips are stacked on a diagonal, much like the IS F and RC F before it.  The car seems slightly more muscular yet the difference is subtle.  The hood is a little more bulky due to the engineers working … Continue reading 2016 Lexus GS F Reviewed