Lexus GS 350 Performance Sedan | Officially Unveiled

By - August 19th, 2011

Lexus GS 350 Performance Sedan | Officially Unveiled

Ask any driver for the definition of “performance” and you will likely to receieve hundreds of explanation, each a variation. The same goes when you ask for the definition of “luxury”. Something curious happens, however, when you re-word the question for the definition of “performance and luxury”. You will get only a handful of answers, usually pegged with real-life samplings like the BMW 5-Series, the Audi A6 Model, and the Mercedes E-Class. Finally, you will get the “black sheep” of the pack, http://lexus.com” target=”_blank”>Lexus, which broke through the cozy German performance sedans fraternity with its GS edition.

Now in its fourth generation and an ever crowded field of competitors, Lexus unveiled its all-new GS 350 for model year 2013. With http://lexus.com” target=”_blank”>Lexus Group Vice President Mark Templin and http://toyota.com” target=”_blank”>Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda on hand, an presentation at the iconic http://pebblebeachconcours.net/” target=”_blank”>Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance venue in California gave the public a first look at new addition. With its http://freshnessmag.com/2011/03/10/lexus-lfa-nurburgring-package/” target=”_blank”>Lexus LFA super car as an inspiration, designers at Lexus created a more rigid platform with a wider stance with almost 2 inches added on. Its 3.5-liter V6 plus a dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) control is capable in producing 306 horsepower and propel the GS 0 to 60 mph in just 5.7 seconds. Full customizable, the Lexus Drive Mode allows the driver to dial in 4 driving experiences, including an all-wheel drive option for tough road conditions No Lexus will be complete without its slew of amenities for both driver and passengers. With this revamp, Lexus added 25% more space to the trunk compartment for storage, in comparison to the current GS 350. An almost seamless dashboard design accentuates the available space inside. It also highlights the large 8-inch center console information display and the new analog clock, the interior focal point. Other new features include LED lighting in both exterior and interior, a new braking system, a class-leading safety element with 10 air bags, and seamless connectivity from Bluetooth to Pandora music service.

With a launch date set in early 2012, Lexus will follow up with detailed announcement later this year with other GS variants, including a hybrid model and one with Lexus F Sport performance package.

Lexus GS 350 Performance Sedan | Officially Unveiled

Lexus GS 350 Performance Sedan | Officially Unveiled

Lexus GS 350 Performance Sedan | Officially Unveiled

Lexus GS 350 Performance Sedan | Officially Unveiled

Lexus GS 350 Performance Sedan | Officially Unveiled

Lexus GS 350 Performance Sedan | Officially Unveiled

Lexus GS 350 Performance Sedan | Officially Unveiled

1 comments
bdk
bdk

Still boring.