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Lexus storming toward 2016 with GS F and RC F four-door

Lexus GS F Sport
The departure of the Lexus IS F and LFA left a V10–sized hole in the sports car industry, but the Japanese automaker has a plan to fix that.

World Car Fans is reporting that Lexus will build not one, but two new models over the next two years: a range-topping GS F luxury sedan and a four-door version of the RC F coupe.

The GS F would take over the GS range from the GS 450h, a powerfully smooth sedan that features a 3.5-liter, 338-horsepower V6. The GS F takes a step toward BMW M5 territory, borrowing the 467-hp 5.0-liter V8 from the RC F.

Lexus GS F rendering

According to our source’s rendering, the hot GS could wear a new front splitter and rear spoiler, as well as a racer boy two-tone color scheme. From the rear, it looks to employ the RC’s trick quad-tailpipe exhaust setup. It should debut in the fourth quarter of 2015.

A saloon version of the RC F is reportedly in the cards as well, adding some practicality and versatility to what is now Lexus’ sportiest vehicle (can you tell we still miss the LFA?).

Expect the four-door RCF to arrive in 2016. If we play our cards right, a convertible version may follow that.

Related: Lexus RC F and RC 350 first drive

Another nice nugget from Autocar’s dispatch is the possibility of a third, brand-new model, which may be released at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show.

The vehicle’s identity is still under wraps, but there are rumors that it will be a production version of the LF-LC concept that wowed at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Keep an eye out for it in November.

(GS F rendering via World Car Fans)

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