Lexus Denies Rumoured "GS-F" Model Will Use LFA V10

Tony O'Kane | Dec 31, 2009

RUMOURS IN THE in the Japanese press this week suggested that Lexus is preparing a hard-core GS F model to sit alongside its M3-fighting IS F, powered by a version of the LFA's 4.8 litre V10 engine.

Lexus' European press office has thrown water on the rumours, however. In a short message issued on the company's Twitter feed, Lexus said that the "LFA V10 is bespoke to LFA," indicating that the 412kW bent-ten won't be used by any vehicle other than the marque's performance flagship.

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Interestingly, Lexus declined to comment on the existence of a GS F project in its brief message. Is the company working on a hi-po luxury sedan to rival the likes of BMW's M5 and Benz's E63 AMG? We don't know, but what is certain is that if a GS F is indeed in the works, it won't be receiving a heart transplant from its supercar sibling.

The current M5 uses a naturally-aspirated V10 of similar capacity to the LFA's motor, but the company is reportedly moving to a twin-turbocharged V8 for the next generation model.

Mercedes-Benz is also considering a similar tactic for its AMG models, meaning Lexus may soon be returning to forced induction for its future performance vehicles.

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  • Trump says,
    5 years ago
    Just wait until all the 500 production line of the LFA are sold at ridiculous prices, then the technology will be slammed into the GS asap.

    Credibility just shot Lexus.

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