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The Versatile Lexus GS F Adapts from Country Club to Countryside

This luxury sports sedan offers elegance and speed for the stylishly high-heeled and seriously lead-footed.

My dad was a race car driver, so the need for speed pulses through my veins like the sound of an engine's loping cam at the starting line. Simultaneously, my own background in art history and interior design propels an innate desire to surround myself with tailored elegance and a refined sense of classic style. Luckily, top-notch automobile manufacturers like Lexus are working hard these days to meet the power and aesthetic demands of customers with multifaceted aspects to their personality types and lifestyle interests.


Perhaps you feel intrigued as well to know how the Lexus GS F can meet your own unique automotive needs, personal design preferences, and wish list of comfort features. In that case, c'mon with me and I'll take us for a test drive. Hop on into the passenger's seat, and see for yourself how this lovely vehicle powerfully combines beauty, brains, and brawn.


2017 Lexus GSF | Sherri Tilley

Top-notch automobile manufacturers like Lexus are working hard to meet power and aesthetic demands of customers.


The Beauty


As soon as you get your seatbelt snapped into place, go ahead and brace both your feet comfortably on that notably well-angled floor board and then take notice of the super-sporty circuit red leather-trimmed seats. See how they hold your shoulders and hips so firmly in place and keep you securely positioned? You're going to appreciate that even more when we take off momentarily. Adjust your posture in any of the eight directions available there on the passenger side; and feel free, if you like, to activate the seat's heating or air ventilation feature.


2017 Lexus GSF | Seats

Available interior options include carbon fiber trim paired with either black, stratus gray, or circuit red leather as shown.


All right, let's open up the power tilt/slide moonroof with just one touch and then crank up all 17 speakers and 835 watts of the fantastic Mark Levinson surround sound with concert-like Clari-Fi™ technology. You can set our crystal-clear SiriusXM radio tunes using the Remote Touch Interface mouse-like controller, or I can just pop something up using the toggles on the steering wheel. From the 12.3-inch high-resolution multimedia display nestled amidst the black carbon fiber accents and lush Alcantera interior surface trim, we can plan our navigation on the convenient full-screen map. And voilà, we're good to go.


2017 Lexus GSF | Exterior

With 467 horsepower and 389 lb-feet of torque, the 2017 Lexus GS F achieves 0 to 60 mph in a mere 4.5 seconds.


The Brawn


Oh man, hear that? The first thing you notice right away during ignition and acceleration is the adrenaline-inducing throaty growl of that naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine. If we want to boost the exhaust system's deep rumble into the cabin electronically via the audio speakers, we can utilize Active Sound Control; but otherwise, we may choose to just turn off the ASC system altogether. We'll see how things go.


For now, I'll settle into the race-ready cockpit, grab the thick-grip leather-wrapped steering wheel, and push the distinctive racing pedal toward the plush mat-covered metal. While I'm tapping the paddle shifters to manage the 8-speed sport direct shift automatic transmission, I know you're feeling that exhilarating sense of responsive power coupled with noticeable balance and predictable handling as the vehicle's 467 horsepower and 389 lb-feet of torque swiftly take us from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 4.5 seconds.


2017 Lexus GSF | Engine

The specially-tuned naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine gives the GS F an adrenaline-inducing throaty growl.


This is, after all, the most powerful sedan that Lexus has ever offered as well as the first Lexus sedan to feature a torque vectoring differential ... which, by the way, responds lightning quick in corners and varies according to the three selectable drive modes (standard, slalom, and track). From the sport-focused gauge cluster, we can check our performance readouts for data like gear position, lap times, and G-force. Um, heck yeaahh.


2017 Lexus GSF | Shifter

Signature elements and race-inspired instrumentation adorn the cockpit of the most powerful Lexus sedan ever made.


The Brains


Lest our adventure in the fast lane get a little too out of hand however, let's tap those massive Brembo brakes for a moment. This will give us an opportunity to take a closer look at the integrated suite of advanced features that make up the most comprehensive safety system ever offered on a Lexus. The vehicle works to detect nearby pedestrians, senses the speed (or abrupt reduction in speed) regarding cars ahead of us, automatically switches high beams to lower light levels as oncoming traffic approaches, and thoughtfully keeps us from drifting outside our appropriate lane.


2017 Lexus GSF | Vents

Designed with driver security in mind, the GS F offers the most comprehensive safety system ever offered on a Lexus.


Okay, I hope you're ready because now it's your turn to take this baby for a spin.


Adapting well to a myriad of personality styles from sporty to sophisticated and funky to formal, the 2017 Lexus GS F has been unleashed at dealerships nationwide with a starting MSRP of $83,940. So make yourself comfortable, take a test drive for yourself ... and maybe see what you can do to match this beauty's top track speed of 168 mph.


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