I’m really starting to dig Lexus. It seems that each month I’m receiving an announcement from the stylish brand of another high-performance vehicle that they’re going to produce. As excited as I was to hear about their string of turbo performance sedans, they don’t quite live up to the raw energy that the RC-F produced. My prayers have been answered though, as Lexus are releasing a new version, named the GS-F. 

G doesn’t sound as as racy as R … is it the same? Well, we won’t get into the details, but it’s essentially the RC-F with four doors. The same 348kW (467hp) quad-cam five-litre V8 that revs to well over where a V8 should, the same eight-speed automatic that has the coolest downshift blip we’ve ever heard, and the same electronic torque-vectoring differential (TVD), which has three modes: normal, slalom, and track. 

All you have to do is check out the images from Lexus — the things a machine and we cannot wait to get our hands on one! 

René Vermeer

Dutch, French, or just a Kiwi, René isn’t quite sure, but he does know he has a passion for Japanese vehicles like no other. A well-seasoned Gran Turismo player dating back to his single-digit days, René has a comprehensive knowledge of a wide range of performance vehicles and has owned more than 30 performance cars here in New Zealand, ranging from Nissans to Hondas. A lover of photography, you’ll find him either peeping under someone’s bonnet to snap a detailed shot, or on the side of the racetrack, perfecting his panning.