Lexus is continuing to widen its high performance portfolio with the launch of the V8 powered GS F, the first GS mid-sized sedan to wear the F badging.
It joins the RC F coupe which is powered by the same, 351 kW 5.0-litre V8 engine under the bonnet.
The GS F’s elegant and aggressive styling characterises the personality of Lexus performance orientated F brand. This is exemplified by the bold spindle grille and low slung wide stance, race-inspired functional front air inlets in the front spoiler to cool the brakes and engine oil with outlets behind the front wheel arches, Brembo large front and rear brakes, subtle carbon fibre rear spoiler and the rear diffuser with quad exhaust outlets.
The GS F is based on the GS sports sedan, which is also available as the hybrid GS 300h, GS 450h and the V6 powered GS 350.
The GS F will seat five in a luxuriously appointed and crafted cabin filled with advanced technology features.
The GS F, as with other F branded models, offers a unique driving experience in its segment of the market, and adds further breadth to the Lexus performance brand positioning haloed by the LFA.
“It takes the GS model range to a whole new level of performance,” said Spencer Morris, General Manager of Product for Lexus New Zealand.
“It’s an ideal addition to Lexus’ range of high performance F models – our second in little more than 12 months.”
Top Kiwi rally driver Hayden Paddon has made history with his co-driver John Kennard by finishing in second place in Rally Sweden on Sunday (European time).
Paddon is the first non-European driver to finish on the podium on the snow rally which is traditionally dominated by Scandinavian drivers and is now one of only seven non-Scandinavian drivers to have secured a second place finish at this World Rally Championship event.
After a steady Friday morning in their debut event in the New Generation Hyundai i20 WRC car, the New Zealanders leapt into podium contention with two more outright WRC stage wins during Friday afternoon’s stages (bringing their WRC stage win tally to ten). The Kiwis were second behind rally leader and three-time world rally champion Sébastien Ogier, but just 15 seconds separated Paddon in second and Andreas Mikkelsen in sixth, setting up a closely-fought five-way battle as snow fell and roads froze overnight to create the more familiar icy conditions of the Swedish rally.
Are you ready for the sheer excitement, and track-based brilliance of the annual Toyota Festival? If you love speed, super-hot Toyotas and the sound of tyres on tarmac, this is your must-attend event of the summer.
The annual Toyota Festival is back, and for the first time ever down South. It’s bigger than ever before - all it needs now is YOU.
This fun filled event is packed with on and off-track thrills and excitement, making it an unmissable day out for any Toyota enthusiast with a burning desire for speed.
Set aside the late afternoon for a musical treat on Wednesday 17th February. It will be completely worth your time if you are a lover of fine music, played with skill, finese and a youthful excitement and passion.
Bowater Toyota is very pleased to be able to invite friends, clients and customers to join the team and enjoy a "POP UP" concert by the 2016 Troubadour String Quartet.
- Venue: Bowater Toyota Showroom - Cnr Halifax & Rutherford Streets
- Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm
- Date: Wednesday 17 February
- Telephone for more info: (03) 546 9269
The 2016 Troubadour String Quartet are Arna Morton - Violin, Rebecca Wang - Violin, Elyse Dalabakis - Viola, Francis Wong - Cello ; all amazing musicians and a treat to see as they share their love of performing not only the classics, but some classical takes on popular songs.
We are excited to host is ‘pop up’ concert and hope you will be able to join us.
Here is a little taster from the 2013 version of the Troubadour String Quartet, just click on the play button, and please read on for more information about the programme, the festival and this years musicians.
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