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We might have some future opportunities for remapping and parts??? Below is a Quote from Motor Trend:

"2010 Lexus GS 460 In contrast, the GS F variant will employ the IS F's 5.0-liter V-8, but with strategic modifications including revamped ECU and exhaust. Horsepower will reportedly be boosted from 417 hp to as much as 464 hp:eek:. While that doesn't touch cars like the Cadillac CTS-V's 556-hp, the GS F should no doubt be plenty fast."

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I dont care a lick about the car. I want the ECU update. I just want the HP.
 

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We might have some future opportunities for remapping and parts??? Below is a Quote from Motor Trend:

"2010 Lexus GS 460 In contrast, the GS F variant will employ the IS F's 5.0-liter V-8, but with strategic modifications including revamped ECU and exhaust. Horsepower will reportedly be boosted from 417 hp to as much as 464 hp:eek:. While that doesn't touch cars like the Cadillac CTS-V's 556-hp, the GS F should no doubt be plenty fast."

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http://www.motortrend.com/features/auto_news/2009/112_2011_lexus_gs/index.html
I had heard that the GS F program was cancelled. If they are moving ahead with it that would be cool. abyars, if you read the whole article, it says that Lexus has a target weight of 3530 lbs. I'm pretty sure the CTS-V is about 4300 lbs. A 3530 lb car with 464 hp would actually be a little faster than a 4300 lb car with 556 hp.
 

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I had heard that the GS F program was cancelled. If they are moving ahead with it that would be cool. abyars, if you read the whole article, it says that Lexus has a target weight of 3530 lbs. I'm pretty sure the CTS-V is about 4300 lbs. A 3530 lb car with 464 hp would actually be a little faster than a 4300 lb car with 556 hp.
how is it possible that the GS is lighter than the Is?
 

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The article that was posted said Lexus is playing around with some lighter weight materials. My guess is its trickle down technology from the weighs savings for the LFA. The current Lexus GS 460 weight 3945 lbs. Loosing 400+ lbs would definitely be significant if they can do it.
 

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^^^^That was by understanding also. It was also my understanding that the GSF was supposed to have a V10, not use the ISF V8. None of the information in the Motor Trend article makes sense to me, but then what do I know. A GS250, no main stream V8:confused: It all sounds strange to me.

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I think they should pursue the GS-F to go head on with the M5 and RS6. But what really interests me for now is the remapped ECU. Tom's why are you sound asleep? Wake up!
 

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By the way, if that article has any validity, it would be awesome news. If Lexus is successful in building a 3530 pound, V8 powered vehicle the size of a 5 series BMW or Mercedes E Class, it would be incredible. You can always build an engine to produce lots of horsepower, but it is much more difficult to seriously reduce a vehicle's weight without taking out the luxury features we all love.

Just look at the 2010 M5, which weighs 4012 lbs or the 2010 E63 AMG which tips the scales at 4057 lbs.
 

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I just did a quick comparison on http://robrobinette.com/et.htm, and it calculates the 1/4 mile times as:

(Supposed) Lexus GS F - 3530 lbs - 464 hp: 12.0752 second 1/4 mile

2010 BMW M5 - 4012 lbs - 500 hp: 12.2915 second 1/4 mile

2010 MB E63 AMG - 4057 lbs - 518 hp: 12.1927 second 1/4 mile

2010 Cadillac CTS-V - 4300 lbs - 556 hp: 12.1415 second 1/4 mile

The 2010 E63 AMG is brand new, so it won't be changing soon. The M5 on the other hand is due for a major overhaul. All bets are off when the new one is introduced with a 4.4l twin turbo V8 producing approximately 600 hp.
 

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A GS F would be bad a$$. I'd have to more then likely get one for a daily.
 

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Don't hold your breath on a GS F anytime soon. Take that article with a grain of salt. ;)
 

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^^^ Yeah if anything, expect the GS-F to have a V-10... ;)

LFA ring any bells..!!?

Joe Z
 
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