Raheem DeVaughn test drives the Lexus GS F
Los Angeles, California served as the scene for an exhilarating weekend testing and filming an ARtv lifestyle episode with the 2016 Lexus GS F. Raheem DeVaughn, an American singer/songwriter, auto enthusiast and 3-time Grammy nominated recording artist accompanied the Automotive Rhythms team to offer perspective about the sports car from the Lexus family. During DeVaughn’s “Love ‘N’ Soul Experience” tour with Leela James stopping at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia, the crooner took time to test drive Lexus’ new model GS-F. There were plenty of places to show off the Ultrasonic Blue Mica 2.0 GS F, which the artist received many compliments on the sleek sporty design, massive spindle grille and the engraved bucket seats.
Throughout the weekend Raheem DeVaughn was spotted parading Downtown LA in route to the Grammy Museum and cruising the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) in Malibu. With the windows down and his music rocking, Raheem expressed the quality of the Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound System. The euphoria of palm trees, sunny skies and rhythmic tunes set the scene for the exhilarating Lexus infused drive. DeVaughn also attended the well-acclaimed car enthusiast meet-up known as Cars and Coffee Malibu. The bi-weekly Sunday morning car show showcases some of the hottest vehicles that Southern California has to offer. The 2016 Lexus GS F was right at home amongst other notable street machines such as vintage Porsches and high luxury BMW models. DeVaughn took time to meet fans and engage in discussion with car enthusiasts about the history of the Lexus brand.
The 2016 Lexus GS F is a 4-door, 5-passenger sedan that boasts a 5-liter V8 engine producing 467-horsepower. The RWD Japanese machine is paired with an 8-speed Sport Direct-Shift transmission and features a performance-enhancing Torque Vectoring Differential. The Lexus GS F sits on 19” 10-spoke forged alloy rims wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport summer tires (255/35R19 front & 275/35R19) which are indicative of track ready handling of the supreme being. Competing with the Audi S6, BMW M5 and Cadillac CTS-V, the GS F is definitely prepared to hold its own even when compared to the numbers on the 640-horsepower CTS-V and 575-horsepower M5. The vehicle accelerates 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds and owns a top speed of 168 mph. The additional “F” in the model type, represents Fuji Speedway where Lexus conducts much of its high-speed development testing.
Automotive Rhythms (AR) is a multi-national lifestyle firm that blends evaluations of the latest cars, trucks, SUVs, and bikes around music, sports, fashion, travel and technology. Consisting of Internet, print, radio, network TV, online video and event properties, AR serves as a a multi-media and marketing gateway for receiving real time data and information on new rides, car shows, vehicle technology, green energy projects, customization, motorsports, celebrity profiles and auto lifestyle experiences.