Lexus has revealed the first hybrid car to feature integrated four-wheel steering, meet the new GS F Sport featuring bolder exterior designs, new suspension and braking system, and improved handling.
The GS F Sport features more dynamic and aggressive look with its new front bumper design with larger side grilles accompanied by the dedicated mesh design on the upper and lower grilles. While at the rear, the F Sport is features a new spoiler and a diffuser in grey metallic finish. The F Sport rides on a set of dark metallic finish 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in tires with sizes 235/40/19 at the front and 265/35/19 at the rear.
Inside the F Sport is the complementing door and seat upholstery in a new Garnet shade. Other amenities include aluminum 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 aluminum pedals.
The GS F Sport features front and rear suspension with Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) which allows the driver to fine tune the ride with a choice of two damper settings: Normal, for everyday driving, and Sport S+, for greater body control and precise responses to steering when cornering. AVS reacts to driver inputs, movement of the vehicle body and road surface conditions, activating the adjustable damping force of the shock absorbers to automatically adapt suspension performance at all four wheels independently.
Aside from the damper settings, the new GS also features four drive modes; Eco, Normal, Sport S and Sport S+ designed to maximize the car’s environmental efficiency or its dynamic performance.
In Eco mode, engine output, the degree of throttle opening and gear selection are all automatically modulated to achieve the best fuel efficiency in all driving conditions. The air conditioning temperature, airflow volume and activation of the seat heaters are also controlled, further reducing fuel consumption. In Sport S mode, engine speed and throttle responses are adjusted to give a more engaging driving experience. Switching to Sport S+ combines the enhanced powertrain output of Sport S with co-ordinated control of the GS’s Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management system. This includes the AVS and Electric Power Steering, plus, where fitted, the Lexus Dynamic Handling system, Variable Gear Ratio Steering and Dynamic Rear Steering, to give a complete package of sports driving dynamics.
The GS 450h F Sport is equipped with the Lexus Dynamic Handling system, making it the world’s first hybrid vehicle to feature an integrated four-wheel steering system. Lexus Dynamic Handling system will automatically adjust the tuning of the adaptive suspension and the active safety systems to suit the road conditions, vehicle speed and driving style.
All GS F Sport models are fitted with larger, 356 x 30mm ventilated front disc brakes. In a world-first design, the hat section of the braking system’s two-piece rotor is made of aluminum, which reduces weight and suppresses heat deformation.
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