At the SEMA Show in Las Vegas on 1st November 2011, the Lexus GS F Sport will be unveiled ahead of its introduction to the UK and Europe from 2012.
The new Lexus GS F Sport features a new front bumper design with larger side grilles and a dedicated mesh design for the upper and lower grilles giving the GS a stronger appearance to highlight its wider track and sportier stance.
The rear of the GS F Sport features a bumper diffuser in grey metallic. The Lexus GS 450h F Sport features an additional chrome moudling on the bumper's lower section.
A rear spoiler and exclusive dark metallic finish 19 inch alloy wheels feature on the GS F Sport, at the front 235/40/19 tyres are used, while the rear wheels are fitted with 265/35/19 tyres, improving both the look and the traction of the car.
The interior features matching door and seat upholstery, available in a new Garnet (deep red) shade, exclusive to the Lexus GS F Sport. Other features include aluminium trim elements, 16-way adjustable F Sport front seats, a black headliner and pillar finish, dimple perforated leather steering wheel and gear knob covers and aluminium pedals. The scuff plates feature the F Sport logo in black and the F Sport badge is also present on the steering wheel.
The GS F Sport benefits from retuned front and rear suspension, joined by Adaptive Variable Suspension to provide the driver with maximise body control and steering response and improving overall vehicle agility by selecting Eco, Normal, Sport S or Sport S+ driving modes.
The Sport S+ mode will automatically increase the difference between the inner and outer shock absorber damping when driving through corners, which will further reduce vehicle roll. The Variable Gear Ratio Steering automatically reduces the steering gear ratio by around 10 per cent, while the Electric Power Steering increases steering assist torque by four per cent. These measures result in minimised body roll, sharper handling and optimised steering feel.
The Lexus GS 450h F Sport benefits from the Lexus Dynamic Handling system, meaning it is the world's first hybrid vehicle to feature an integrated four-wheel steering system.
The leading-edge platform technology enables integration of the Dynamic Rear Steering, Variable Gear Ratio Steering and Electric Power Steering to co-ordinate front and rear wheel control, to provide an agile, sharp and confident driving behaviour with more direct response.
The handling system will monitor the speed, steering direction and driver inputs calculating the optimum angle for all four wheels. The system can control front and rear wheel steering angles using Variable Gear Ratio steering at the front and Dynamic Rear Steering at the rear, resulting in improved turn-in response, rear gear, stability and overall agility during cornering.
Dynamic Rear Steering will monitor the speed and yaw rate of the vehicle as well as steering angle and speed and lateral G force in order to determine the required rear wheel steering input up to two degrees. At speeds below 50mph the front and rear wheels will turn in opposite directions.
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