Looking for the harmonious blend of both luxury and performance? Lexus offers the perfect fit, even if your pocket book can’t afford the $375,000 LFA Super Car. The Lexus IS F model offers a potent 5.0 liter V8, performance handling, top of the line luxury and all for under $60,000.
The standard V8 is capable of 416 horsepower and over 370 lb ft of torque, provided by a 5.0 liter aluminum motor. This combination of light weight engineering and optimized horsepower allows for a neck snapping 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds. To achieve efficient horsepower in a naturally aspirated setup, Lexus has tapped into the latest technology including Variable Valve Timing and Electronic Intake Valve Timing. Unique to the Lexus 5.0 is it’s two stage intake and electronic timing management, which allows for smooth and usable power at low rpms and big power at wide open throttle.
Lexus also prides itself on the ability to harness the massive horsepower with a world class suspension system. The IS F uses a front end double wishbone system, complete with coil over shocks, stiff springs, and a larger than normal stabilizer bar. The rear of the IS F also features a reworked and updated double wishbone suspension, which uses a multi-link system. While all the suspension components are working together it provides maximum body control and intuitive wheel motion, allowing for finesse in a performance machine.
Outside, the Lexus IS F is full of accessories and features worthy of wearing the Lexus name badge. The body lines of the IS F have been tested and engineered to be as aerodynamic as possible, including special molding of the front fascia, hood, and roof lines. Furthermore the undercarriage and rear spoiler have been developed to lower resistance, allowing for a more stable ride at higher speeds. But, it’s not all about looks, the Lexus IS F also offers some exterior gadgets that function to make it a world class luxury car.
Options like the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control are technological advances that set the IS F apart from other performance competitors. This new twist on an old technology is capable of following a pre set distance from the car in front of you, accelerating or slowing down as needed. Taking other technology further, the IS F has head lights that pivot when turning, making it easier to see around dark corners. Features like these, coupled with the performance that lurks under the hood is what makes the Lexus IS F a value purchase starting at $58,000.
The Lexus IS F is available in 6 different colors, Mercury Metallic, Starfire Pearl, Matador Red Mica, Ultrasonic Blue Mica, Smoky Granite Mica, and Obsidian. Rest assured, whichever color you choose it will look great on the sculpted fenders, quad chrome exhaust tips, and 19″ forged aluminum wheels.