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Lexus IS-F

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Lexus IS-F
Lexus
aka Lexus IS
Production 2008 - present
Class Compact Luxury Sports Sedan
Body Style 4-Door Sedan
Length 183.5 in
Width 71.5 in
Height 55.7 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in
Weight 3,780 lbs
Transmission 8-speed Automatic
Engine 5.0 litre V8
Power 416 hp @ 6600 rpm
371 lb-ft of torque @ 5200 rpm
Similar BMW M3
Designer Yukihiko Yaguchi under Simon Humphries

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.

Recent Changes

The Lexus IS-F is brand new for 2008.

Styles and Major Options

Factory Options

2008 Lexus IS-F in Obsidian.
2008 Lexus IS-F in Matador Red Mica.
  • 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
  • Bluetooth®
  • Intuitive Park Assist (IPA)
  • Pre-Collision System (PCS) with Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Headlamp Cleaner

Pricing

MODEL Trims
base IS-F Trim2 Trim3 Trim4
MSRP
$56,000 $Price2 $Price3 $Price4
Invoice
$Price1 $Price2 $Price3 $Price4

Photos

Colors

Lexus IS-F in Ultrasonic Blue.
Lexus IS-F interior.
Exterior Colors Base
Obsidian  
Mercury Metallic  
Ultrasonic Blue  
Starfire Pearl  
Matador Red Mica  
Smoky Granite  
 
Interior Colors Base
Black  
White  

Main Competitors

Unique Attributes

This is the first vehicle in the motorsport class to feature an 8-speed automatic transmission.

Interior

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.

Criticisms

The exterior appearance of the IS-F has drawn some criticism from some reviewers.

"An M3 killer? No." Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear

"It's gearbox, the 8 speed Automatic, that's too many so it has a habit of changing its mind all the time. (Imitates, engine note through the changing of random gears)" Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear

Worldwide

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.

In the UK, a handful of IS-Fs are used as police interceptors for the Humberside Police.

Awards

TBA

See Also

Lexus IS


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Cars: IS 250/250C/350 · IS-F · ES 350 · GS 300/430/450h · LS 460/460L · LS 600h/600hL · LFA · CT 200h

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