2017 Lexus GS F: JAPANESE HOT ROD V8 Sedan

2017 Lexus GS F: JAPANESE HOT ROD V8 Sedan

Most cars these days have every shrinking displacement, a number of cylinders and at the same time a growing number of turbochargers and superchargers. Suffice it to say that this good old-fashioned 5.0-Liter normally aspirated V8 that comes in the GS F is a welcome sight (and sound). With 467hp on tap, there’s plenty of scoot in this sports sedan, despite being a bit on the heavy side at over 4,100lb. Luckily there’s enough tire, suspension and technology to tame the weight. The first time you walk up to the GS F, there’s an oddness to the overall look. It definitely grows on you with time, but there’s no getting past some of the boy-racer tack ons that make this look a bit immature. And for a car that someone is going to be shelling out almost $90k for, we feel a little more restraint in the design could have attracted more buyers. The big sedan really looks good on paper, with the big engine up front, rear-wheel drive and Lexus reliability and convenience. But what you end up with is a bit too much, even for enthusiasts like us…