Over the past few weeks we’ve heard several rumors and reports that Lexus is planning to build an F version of the GS model. Designed to run against the likes of the E63 from Mercedes, CTS-V from Cadillac and M5 from BMW, even the big 5.0-liter V8 from the IS-F wouldn’t be enough to make the larger GS platform competitive. An even more powerful engine would be needed.
Lexus happens to have just such an engine in the new LFA supercar. The LFA’s 4.8-liter V10 makes 553-hp at 8700 rm and 354 ft-lbs of torque at 6800 rpm and according to Japan’s BestCar, will find its way under the hood of the still-unconfirmed GS-F.
It would be a great marketing opportunity for Lexus to show the LFA heritage running through the rest of the company’s lineup. The only problem would be the lack of torque and the likelihood that even with all that brute power it would still be a Lexus and, therefore, not all that engaging to drive.
[Source: Bestcar via Carscoop]