The current Lexus GS pretty long in the tooth (it debuted in 2005), but it looks like Lexus is about to take the GS in a different stylistic direction — the direction of the 552 hp LF-A. Naturally, they’ve been testing this newly-chiseled model on the Nurburgring, where our friends at Motor Trend managed to snap a few pictures.
From the looks of it, the GS is definitely moving into a sportier look. The current model’s double-bubble head lights have been eschewed in favor of a single, angular headlamp featuring LED running lights. The lamps sit in a completely revised fascia featuring deeper front air scoops with a much more aggressive radiator aperture.
Lexus managed to cover up any of the defining features on the “ring”-bound concept, but if the New York Auto Show-released LF-Gh concept is any indication, expect a significantly more chiseled body look, with a prominent rear lip spoiler on the trunk, integrated triangular exhausts in the rear bumper, and wraparound taillights featuring more LEDs.
The LF-Gh was supposedly powered by an uprated version of Lexus’ Hybrid Synergy Drive system which would send power to the rear wheels, but Lexus has not announced if this will extend to the next GS headed to showrooms; the current GS is offered in V-6, V-8, and V-6 hybrid trims.
Source: Motor Trend