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2012 Lexus GS 250 F Sport

The GS 250 is the third model in the new GS lineup, after the previously revealed GS 350, which is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 delivering 306-ponies and the GS 450h top-end model that links a 3.5-liter Atkinson-cycle V6 to the Lexus Hybrid Drive for a combined system output of 338-horsespower.

At the heart of the new GS 250 lies Lexus’ 2.5-litre V6 gasoline engine with D-4S direct port injection and Dual VVT-i intelligent valve timing. It produces a maximum output of 209HP (154 kW/206bhp) at 6,400rpm and 253Nm (187 lb-ft) of peak torque at 4,800rpm, accelerating the GS 250 from 0-100km/h (62mph) in 8.6 seconds en route to a top speed of 230km/h (143mph).

According to Lexus, the GS 250 returns a combined fuel economy of 8.9lt/100 km (equal to 26.4mpg US or 31.7mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 207g/km.

The new 2.5-liter V6 is hooked up to a standard ‘6 Super ECT’ close-ratio 6-speed automatic transmission that features a sequential manual shifting mode.

Furthermore, the GS 250 will also be available with the optional F Sport Package that adds a host of adds cosmetic as well as performance upgrades including bespoke bumpers, 19-inch alloy wheels, a sports suspension and a more direct steering wheel system.

Lexus said that the new GS 250 would be available in several markets around the world including China, Japan and Europe, with more specific details to be released nearer the time of launch next year. No word yet if the base GS will make it to North America.

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Forged Performance: #003 Lexus LFA

As many of you know, one of our GT-R clients also owns the first retail delivered LFA in the world, affectionately labeled #003. The first two cars went to Toyota insiders. Roy has become a good friend over the years and unlike many supercar owners, he actually uses his cars on track and on the street. His LFA is not a garage queen by any means. Every now and then he gives me the unique privilege of driving his LFA on track and on one such occasion at Road Atlanta we decided to bring Zak Kerbelis with us to do some filming. It’s not often I am handed the keys to a $400K irreplaceable super car and told to kill it and fortunately we had Zak on hand to film. By way of introduction, Zak is only 18 years old, but has produced some of the most amazing videos for Formula D and has quite a talent for film and video editing.

In addition to Roy, I wanted to give special appreciation to Mark and Maria of Chin Motorsports for graciously providing the track time, and another good friend and fellow GT-R owner Paul McElroy for providing the chase car footage.

Enjoy, and we’ll see you all on the track again soon!

Regards,

Sharif Abdelbaset

Founder-GM-Tuner/Forged Performance

Meanwhile in Russia: Lexus sinking into a river

A Lexus that parked too close too water can’t get out. A few tow straps should of saved it. Watch what happens to the car and the suggestions from the shore as to what to do.

Five Axes 2012 Lexus CT 200h

WHEELS/TIRES

• Custom FIVE:AD Forged Wheels
• 19x8.5 Front and Rear
• Yokohama Advan Sport
• 235/40ZR19 Front and Rear

BRAKES

• Stop Tech High Performance Big Brake Kit – Front
• 328mm x 28mm Cross Drilled Rotor
• Four-piston Opposed, Fixed, Bolt-in-bridge Caliper
• Matched Cross-drilled Stock Rotors - Rear

SUSPENSION

• TEIN Flex Coilover Suspension System

EXTERIOR

• Five Axis Custom Widebody Conversion
• JDSU “Dark Passage” Paint
• Custom Black Accents

INTERIOR

• Uniquely Appointed Seats with Laser Etched Ultrasuede® EcoDesign™ Inserts
• Custom illuminated Headliner with Ultrasuede® EcoDesign™ Upholstery
• Upholstery by Turinmodel, Inc.
• Custom Touchscreen Interface Center Console
• 3M Crystalline Window Film by The Tint Factory

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2012 Lexus CT 200h F-Sport (UK Version)

The new F-Sport grade brings a raft of unique exterior and interior styling goods, additional equipment features and perhaps more importantly, sharper handling thanks to a modified suspension.

On the outside, the CT 200h F-Sport gets 17-inch dark-finish alloys, a larger rear spoiler, flared side skirts, a mesh front grille and newly styled front and rear bumpers. Inside, there’s a new flat-bottom steering wheel and aluminium pedals and scuff plates.

The F-Sport is based on the SE-L equipment grade adding cruise control, F-Sport black leather upholstery, heated front seats, electric driver’s seat adjustment, auto-dimming (electrochromatic) electrically retractable door mirrors and a rear parking camera that links to a display in the rear-view mirror.

Available options include an HDD navigation system combined with Lexus’s Remote Touch control, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, back guide monitor and 10-speaker audio package, along with parking sensors and a sunroof.

On-the-road prices start from £27,850.

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HOT! 2012 Lexus CT 200h Sport Special Edition (Hybrid)

CT 200h Sport Special Edition
F Sport 17-inch alloy wheels with Liquid Silver finish
F Sport suspension with anti-sway bar and springs
Ocean Blue NuLuxe trimmed seats
Black F Sport floor mats with blue contrast stitching
TUMI tote and backpack both with F Sport embossed logo and Ocean Blue NuLuxe zippers and lining
F Sport Package
Unique front mesh grille
Larger rear spoiler
F Sport exterior badge
Metal front scuff plates
Aluminum sport pedals
Metallic trim added to dash panel
Perforated leather-trimmed steering wheel with F Sport logo
Leather-trimmed shift knob
Black headliner
Navigation Package
Premium Audio Package

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HOT! 2012 Lexus CT 200h Sport Special Edition (Hybrid)

CT 200h Sport Special Edition

  • F Sport 17-inch alloy wheels with Liquid Silver finish
  • F Sport suspension with anti-sway bar and springs
  • Ocean Blue NuLuxe trimmed seats
  • Black F Sport floor mats with blue contrast stitching
  • TUMI tote and backpack both with F Sport embossed logo and Ocean Blue NuLuxe zippers and lining
  • F Sport Package
  • Unique front mesh grille
  • Larger rear spoiler
  • F Sport exterior badge
  • Metal front scuff plates
  • Aluminum sport pedals
  • Metallic trim added to dash panel
  • Perforated leather-trimmed steering wheel with F Sport logo
  • Leather-trimmed shift knob
  • Black headliner
  • Navigation Package
  • Premium Audio Package

 (vía Carscoop)

HOT! 2012 Lexus LS 460 Sport Special Edition

LS 460 Sport Special Edition
Two-tone black and topaz beige interior with contrast stitching on black leather trim
Lexus HDD Navigation System
Sport and Comfort Packages
19-inch, split 10-spoke forged alloy wheels with summer tires
Brembo brakes
Sport-tuned air suspension with Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS)
Sport exterior trim and grille
Sport front seats with climate control
Leather-trimmed heated steering wheel with paddle shifters
Headlamp washer
Intuitive Parking Assist
Matte Dark Brown Ash Burl wood trim
One-touch open/close power trunk
Power door closers
Heated rear seats
Rear power sunshade 

 (vía Carscoop)

HOT! 2012 Lexus LS 460 Sport Special Edition

LS 460 Sport Special Edition

  • Two-tone black and topaz beige interior with contrast stitching on black leather trim
  • Lexus HDD Navigation System
  • Sport and Comfort Packages
  • 19-inch, split 10-spoke forged alloy wheels with summer tires
  • Brembo brakes
  • Sport-tuned air suspension with Variable Gear Ratio Steering (VGRS)
  • Sport exterior trim and grille
  • Sport front seats with climate control
  • Leather-trimmed heated steering wheel with paddle shifters
  • Headlamp washer
  • Intuitive Parking Assist
  • Matte Dark Brown Ash Burl wood trim
  • One-touch open/close power trunk
  • Power door closers
  • Heated rear seats
  • Rear power sunshade 

 (vía Carscoop)

HOT! 2012 Lexus ES 350 Touring Edition

ES 350 Touring Edition
17-inch 10-spoke wheels in Liquid Graphite finish with full-size spare wheel and tire
Wood and leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob
Heated and ventilated front seats
Lexus HDD Navigation System
Saddle Tan leather-trimmed seats, center console lid and door armrest
Brown Walnut wood trim

 (vía Carscoop)

HOT! 2012 Lexus ES 350 Touring Edition

ES 350 Touring Edition

  • 17-inch 10-spoke wheels in Liquid Graphite finish with full-size spare wheel and tire
  • Wood and leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Lexus HDD Navigation System
  • Saddle Tan leather-trimmed seats, center console lid and door armrest
  • Brown Walnut wood trim

 (vía Carscoop)

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