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Lexus IS F

2013 Lexus IS F

While has been giving the European sedan segment fits for the couple of decades, they won many battles but the automaker continued falling short of the war. Lexus has been with the sport sedan since introducing IS to North more than a decade and with the latest generation IS 350 give the Bavarians a real run for money.

And in response to those hotrods coming from the heartland, Lexus engineers with a shot right to the – IS F.

Built on the second-generation IS platform has not moved IS F to the third-gen chassis…yet), car is more than just an upgrade – so much so that chucked the idea of calling it IS 500 and going with the single designation. IS F was the first Lexus to the “F” marque when it was introduced for the model year and since time engineers have and tuned the car to offer an exhilarating experience in a daily driver.

Engineers looked no further their own parts bin for powertrain giving the IS F the modified 5.0-liter V-8 and automatic gearbox found in LS600h flagship hybrid liner – with a little bit of that is, and, of course, no motors.

What is to be enjoyed is an exhilarating of force and finesse – a 416 horsepower, 371 lb. ft. of sport sedan combining the of a cat with the nasty temper of a javalena and – wait for it – the throaty of a grizzly bear when drivers push the tachometer 3,600 revs (courtesy of a air intake valve).

So as not to appear prejudiced against the Germans, gives Italian engineers the for” as well. Seems the new paddle shifters on the IS F steering are capable of faster up-shifts a Ferrari F430, and downshifting the treats occupants to wicked-cool blips that mate speed to vehicle speed. cannot describe this feature justly – one must it in person.

A demonstration video played for journalists gathered in a dim ballroom years ago elevated blood and pulses as factory drivers IS F rear tires to the boiling so of course being a complete one could not rest until found out for themselves if these could be replicated in real-world

They can. Switch off the control and crazy things – crazy GOOD things!

Lexus IS F

The V-8 car a bit more suspension attention its six-cylinder siblings. The new car is also a few longer up front to accommodate the new and associated components. Front gets a larger mesh and lower air dam for improved engine with a vent in the lower below the headlamps for brake

Speaking of braking, IS F is stopped (on a by the way) via large drilled and ventilated front and rear from Brembo. The new Lexus sedan rides on unique BBS forged 19-inch aluminum wheels shod with low-profile rated to 186 mph (the IS F is governed at 170 U.S.).

Inside IS F one finds state-of-the-art at every turn, enjoyed and safely from a pair of sport bucket seats up Rear seating also no more than two and adults may not their experience back on any lengthy road trips. that space to the kids.

economy for the IS F is not as bad as one might think – somewhere in the range of 16 mpg city (so as you seldom open up that air intake) and 23 mpg highway. Pricing at just over 61 grand our tester arriving at $65,804.

True to form of this vehicle in any automaker’s lineup, IS F has not massive sales numbers as is a very niche vehicle and the excellence of the new IS 250 and 350 sedans many will ever even its existence. What a pity.

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