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 |  Oct 30 2012, 7:35 PM

With the Five Axis Lexus LS F Sport undoubtedly stealing the show at the Japanese automaker’s booth – even more so than the Nurburgring Edition LFA – it would be excusable to miss the supercharged GS F Sport located outside.

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 |  Feb 14 2012, 2:43 PM

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Can you handle the curves of this track? Lexus created a track based on the curves of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Tori Praver – va, va, va, vroom!

Photographs were taken of Tori’s body, and using the photos as a guide, a track that was based on a one inch to one hundred foot scale ratio was created. The fun didn’t stop there – in fact, it was just getting started. It was time for the “Tori 500” – two drivers, two laps. And to the winner, the spoils – a victory lap with the inspiration for the track, Tori herself.

Professional race car driver Scott Pruett and professional stunt driver Greg Tracy took to the track in a Lexus GS F Sport. We’re not going to tell you the outcome – you can see for yourself in the making-of video after the jump.

Do you want to try your luck racing the “Tori 500” or take a custom photo of you and this hot model? Download the two new apps for iPhone and iPad from Lexus’s website.

GALLERY: Tori Praver and Lexus

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 |  Jan 27 2012, 9:00 PM

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Lexus clearly has a winner on its hands with their new 2013 GS – read our review here – and it appears that they didn’t want to stop the customizing options with just the F Sport model. Toyota Racing Development (TRD) has come up with a lineup even more special parts and accessories for the performance variant.

Since the GS F Sport already comes with a different aero kit, 19-inch wheels and tuned suspension, it almost seems redundant that TRD would produce parts for the sportier sedan model. But surprisingly the additions are great, adding a lip kit for the front bumper, add-ons for the side skirts, a larger trunk spoiler, a rear apron and quad exhaust tips with a blue outline.

Performance upgrades are limited to a sportier suspension kit and an exhaust system for the F Sport model while TRD also offers a set of mesh-style, 19-inch wheels in a gunmetallic finish. No pricing was announced from TRD Japan and we’ll also assume that these parts will work on the U.S. model.

GALLERY: 2013 TRD Lexus GS F Sport

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 |  Aug 25 2011, 7:27 AM

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After the reveal of the all-new 2013 GS350 at Pebble Beach, Lexus is soon planning to unveil both the F Sport and 450h variants.

The 450h will be Lexus’ attempt at delivering V8 performance with a hybrid 3.5L V6 powerplant. While we can’t see any styling changes in these teasers, we anticipate there to be some slight changes – possibly to enhance aerodynamics – but Lexus is staying true to its hybrid branding by including blue-themed badges on the 450h.

The F Sport version will deliver a more aggressive design with F Sport badging and 19-inch wheels. Also look for a more performance-tuned suspension setup, as well as upgraded brakes and some minor interior trim upgrades.

The GS450h will debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September, with the GS F-Sport set to be unveiled at the SEMA Show.

GALLERY: Lexus GS F Sport and 450h Teasers

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GALLERY: 2013 Lexus GS350

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Watch video of the all-new 2013 Lexus GS after the jump:

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