Goodwood’s GS F test car was a startling electric blue; just the colour for this monster saloon, which is no wall flower. The paintwork is wet-sanded by hand, and has a deep lustre you’d expect from the upper echelons of the luxury market.
The quad exhausts and bronze callipers give you some indication of this car’s performance, while the familiar Lexus spindle grille dominates the wide front. The F-badging gives this saloon new front and rear bumpers, flared wheel arches, side skirts, rear diffuser and lip spoiler. It’s enough to flag up the car as a performance derivative, without over-egging the pudding.
Inside, leather-clad bucket seats are generously proportioned, there’s a computer-style mouse between the front seats to select the touchscreen functions plus a rotary switch for four driving modes. Materials are a mixture of carbon-fibre, smart black plastics, perforated leather and piano black shining surfaces.