Lexus LS 500 F Sport to debut at New York Motor Show
Lexus has confirmed that tweaked, sportier versions of its new flagship LS saloon are on the way, revealing that the new Lexus LS 500 F Sport will make its debut at the New York Motor Show later this month.
The LS F Sport models – the designation will be available on both LS 500 and hybrid LS 500h cars – promise to deliver what Lexus says will be “the most engaging LS driving experience yet”, and will take advantage of the car’s new GA-L platform plus a series of tweaks intended to make the big Mercedes S-Class rival sharper and more agile to drive.
No detailed official information is out yet – just a confirmation that the F Sport cars will debut at the New York Show in less than two weeks and a teaser image. However, looking at other F Sport cars in the Lexus range, it’s fairly easy to pin down the inbound tweaks.
The LS500 F Sport will cut a more aggressive, sportier look than other cars in the LS range with new alloy wheels and more muscular bodywork. The theme will continue inside with sports seats and new eye-catching new instrumentation behind a sports steering wheel.
More power seems unlikely – the LS 500 F Sport will still use a 409bhp twin-turbocharged 3.5 V6 with 409bhp, and the LS 500 h F Sport will use a 349bhp V6 hybrid. Tweaks to the suspension and steering are a given though. We’ll get more information later this month when the LS500 F Sport breaks cover.
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April 4, 2017 at 04:03AM