The 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport luxury sedan will be revealed at the 2011 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. Unique to the Lexus GS 350 F Sport package will be 19-inch wheels, F SPORT-tuned Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS), thicker anti-roll bars, bushing changes, and new larger front brakes with high friction pads.
In addition, the Lexus GS 350 F Sport rear-wheel drive (RWD) models will be equipped with 19-inch staggered width wheels and Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS). Inside, the all-new package also features a new 16-way power driver’s sport seat, unique interior design treatment and available F SPORT exclusive Cabernet Red leather interior.
The Lexus GS 350 F Sport package is powered by a 3.5-liter V6, with four cams, four valves per cylinder and dual Variable Valve Timing. Develops power of 306 hp, the engine is one of the most powerful base engines in the segment. It boast the car from zero to 60 mph in 5.7 seconds. Acceleration from 30 – 50 mph can take just 3.0 seconds. The 6-speed sequential shift automatic transmission has paddle shifters and sport driving functions as standard equipment.
Take the inspiration from the Lexus LFA supercar, the Lexus GS 350 F Sport package design to be more rigid. The track, wider by almost two inches, works in combination with a revised suspension design to help ensure a more solid stance and superior cornering performance. The new suspension system is designed to help guide the 2013 Lexus GS 350 F Sport through corners with precision. In the front, upper and lower control arms are made from aluminum and employ larger bushings. The rear subframe has been completely redesigned to accommodate an all-new multi-link rear suspension, using improved suspension geometry that helps retain tire cornering force and enhances rear control.
The Lexus GS 350 RWD with F SPORT package will be exclusively equipped with 19-inch staggered width wheels paired with 235/40/19 front and 265/35/19 rear tires, the widest rear tires ever on a Lexus sedan. The wider width wheels allow for a sportier look, and will also help provide added traction. All-wheel drive (AWD) models will be paired with 235/40/19 all-season tires in the front and rear.
For the exterior design, the Lexus GS 350 F SPORT package separates itself from the GS line-up with distinctive exterior details. The GS 350 with F SPORT package will be outfitted with a sport front bumper and rear lower valence, rear lip spoiler, unique F SPORT mesh grille inserts and F SPORT badging.
The Lexus GS 350 with F SPORT package will feature two new colors: Riviera Red and Liquid Platinum, and also be available in Starfire Pearl, Nebula Gray Pearl and Obsidian. Vehicles in Riviera Red will benefit from glass flakes incorporated into the coating that adds a high level of brilliance to the paint.
For the interior, the Lexus GS 350 F Sport will feature an exclusive design treatment with smooth striated aluminum trim, unique perforated leather trim, black headliner and aluminum pedals. Distinctive F SPORT badging will be showcased on the steering wheel. Focusing on the driver, the F SPORT package will feature a new 16-way power sport seat for increased lateral support. To complete the uniqueness of the Lexus GS 350 F SPORT package, a striking Cabernet Red leather interior will also be available.