Lexus GS-F Faces Trouble Against Vauxhall’s Cheaper And More Powerful VXR8

The new Lexus GS-F is here and already has a lot of things to prove, not just against similarly priced models, but also against some cheaper rivals.

One of those rivals is the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS which is how the British call the Holden HSV. This crazy-looking V8 monster not only offers immense power -576hp- from a thunderous supercharged 6.2-litre LS3 engine but it is also around £12k cheaper than the newer Lexus GS-F.

Against the Vauxhall, the Lexus GS-F’s numbers look rather pale. With a 5.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 under the bonnet, the Japanese super sedan makes just 470hp. For some this might be the end of the comparison, but for others the game is still on.

Auto Express puts the two cars against each other to see which one is faster around a track and which one is more fun to drive.

Loud, big V8 sedans on a track, what’s not to like?

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