Lexus has downplayed the possibility of a GS F, but the company appears to be keeping their options open as they have filed a trademark for the moniker in the United States.

Lexus has downplayed the possibility of a GS F, but the company appears to be keeping their options open as they have filed a trademark for the moniker in the United States.

The application doesn't reveal much but the paperwork was filed on March 15th and the moniker would be used on an automobile. While the latter doesn't necessarily mean we can expect a production model, rumors have been swirling about a high-performance variant for years.

Speculation originally suggested the GS F could use a modified version of the LFA's 4.8-liter V10 engine, but those rumors were shot down by a Lexus spokesperson who said the V10 would be bespoke to the LFA. Rumors then suggested the model could have a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine with approximately 550 hp (410 kW) but we haven't much about it since then. More recently, Lexus introduced a supercharged GS 350 F SPORT at the 2012 SEMA Motor Show but remained coy on details.

Lexus moves to trademark the GS F moniker