Seen officially for the first time in Detroit, the new Lexus GS F uses a normally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine with outputs of 467bhp and 389lb ft.
In the high-revving V8, which is a more potent version of the engine seen in the RC F, peak power arrives at 7100rpm with peak torque delivered between 4800 and 5600rpm. Performance figures have yet to be revealed, but we’d expect a 0-60mph time of around 4.5sec and a top speed in excess of 170mph.
The M5 uses a twin-turbo 4.4-litre V8 with 600bhp in its most powerful guise, the E63 AMG features a twin-turbo 5.5-litre V8 with up to 585bhp and the XFR-S is powered by a supercharged 5.0-litre V8 with 542bhp.
Those GS F engine outputs are for the US version of the car seen in Detroit, with European versions set to follow later this year. In the US, the GS F will also line up against the new 640bhp 6.2-litre supercharged V8 Cadillac CTS-V, which makes its world debut at the Detroit show.
The GS F’s V8 will send drive to the rear wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox, which features a manual shift mode.