|Production||2008 - present|
|Class||Compact Luxury Sports Sedan|
|Body Style||4-Door Sedan|
|Engine||5.0 litre V8|
|Power|| 416 hp @ 6600 rpm|
371 lb-ft of torque @ 5200 rpm
The Lexus IS-F is the motorsport version of the successful Lexus IS series. Launched as a new 2008 model, the Lexus IS-F features a 5.0L V8 engine mated with an 8-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission. The IS-F produces 416 hp, and promises a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds.
See Wikicars' comprehensive Lexus IS-F Review.
The Lexus IS-F is brand new for 2008.
Styles and Major Options
- Mark Levinson® Premium Surround-sound System (AM/FM tuner, in-dash 6-DVD/CD changer, 14 speakers, advanced discrete amplifier design with 300 watts continuous power at less than 0.1% THD from 20 to 20,000 Hz, 7.1-channel speaker architecture)
- Lexus DVD Navigation System - 7-inch LCD VGA touch screen, Voice activation
- Rear back-up camera
- Intuitive Park Assist (IPA)
- Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
- Headlamp Cleaner
This is the first vehicle in the motorsport class to feature an 8-speed automatic transmission.
The interior is similar to the regular IS, but adds carbon fiber panels, F-badging, blue stitching, and a different white interior color is available. The gauges are also modified.
The exterior appearance of the IS-F has drawn some criticism from some reviewers.
The Lexus IS-F is expected to go on sale in Japan, Europe, North America, Australia, and parts of Asia and the Middle East.
Design quirks and oddities
The sloped bulge on the hood is to accomodate the larger 5.0L V8 engine.
Hybrid: RX 400h
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