It seems like decades since I went to Concours d'Elegance, one of the most exquisite shows I've ever attended. The location is just ridiculous and back then I was still impressed by seeing Ferraris and Lamborghinis and other exotics littered all across the lawn. But things have changed since then, and Concours d'Elegance is now a place to show off all the world's finest automobiles, including classics and debuts. Lexus chose to debut their newest GS body at Pebble Beach, after much anticipation, teasers and speculation on what it would look like. There were high hopes surrounding the new GS and now it's just a matter of whether or not people believe Lexus delivered.
Lexus will be accompanying the GS 350 with a hybrid and F Sport models, due to hit dealerships in early 2012 as 2013 models. When I first saw the leaked teaser photos
I was a little bit on the fence with how it looked, but it's starting to grow on me with these released photos. For the most part I like the front end design, a little more streamlined and sporty from the previous generations. I was never a huge fan of how the headlights were on the older models, but can definitely get behind these. My big complaint on the model is in the design of the rear, where it almost seems like Lexus designers got tired or bored or had to meet some sort of deadline and just went cookie cutter. It doesn't really scream GS style and in fact leans more towards "I'm a Corolla" or ES-model other than the exhaust finishers.
I can't wait to check it out in person though, pricing will be interesting to see too. I've always been a huge fan of the GS models but never owned one, perhaps the F Sport one will be enticing.