GS F TO LIGHT UP GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED

Lexus' highly anticipated GS F will be driven in public for the first time at the iconic Goodwood Festival of Speed event in the UK later this month.

The GS F features a naturally-aspirated 5.0-litre V8 powerplant and race-inspired technology, including Lexus' Torque Vectoring Differential. It will take to the Goodwood hill climb course in the hands of Gazoo Racing driver Mike Conway.

The new high performance sedan was revealed to the world at the Detroit Motor Show earlier this year, but until Goodwood will not have been seen in action on the road.

Conway will drive the GS F up Goodwood's challenging 1.86km hill climb course in front of thousands of enthusiasts.

Lexus' new RC F GT3 racecar, which will compete in the German VLN Endurance Championship this year, will also make an appearance at the Festival of Speed, joined by an LFA V10 supercar.

The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed, founded by British aristocrat Lord March and held on his Goodwood Estate in West Sussex, UK, will run from June 25-28 this year.

The event is a celebration of motor racing and historic racecars but also features modern machinery, including current F1 cars and high performance road cars.

GS F will launch in Australia in 2016.