THE GOOD

The GS F’s V8 is responsive and sounds magnificent at wide-open-throttle. Automatic transmission is smooth around town, but also delivers dual-clutch-like performance on track. Chassis and suspension tuning yields great grip for hard driving, but still has enough give for daily running.

THE BAD

Since the GS F doesn’t have a force-induced engine, it’s down on power compared to its German and American competition. Lexus infotainment systems still aren’t able to run Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

THE BOTTOM LINE

The Lexus GS F is outgunned in the power department, but it’s still a worthy high-performance sedan offering an attractive mix of punch, handling, looks, luxury and involvement from behind the wheel.

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