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Video: Our first drive in the Lexus GS F. Spoiler alert: it’s an animal

2016 Lexus GS F at Chasing Cars

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Last year we dropped that the performance division at Lexus – called F – were turning their attention to the brand’s mid-sizer GS sedan. At the time we were excited: the GS is a quiet achiever in a competitive segment, where the likes of the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class take most of the winnings.

Turns out F did a bloody awesome job. We had the 2016 Lexus GS F through the Chasing Cars garage last week, and while we cross the Ts and dot the Is on our full review, you can watch a preview of what we thought right now… just click play on the video at the top of this post.

2016 Lexus GS F at Chasing Cars

Five screaming litres of V8, 351kW of power and more than 500Nm of naturally-aspirated torque make for plenty of fun. Just as you probably expected.

The 2016 GS F is available now with a list price of $148,800, or a casual $36,200 less than the least-costly BMW M5.

2016 Lexus GS F at Chasing Cars