2022 Lexus IS500 F-Sport Performance Launch Edition

The Lexus IS500 F-Sport Performance, the special edition looks handsome.

The Lexus IS500 F-Sport Performance is the first member of the original light performance flagship car. They gets a Launch Edition limited to 500 units that outfits the performance sedan, with a special color that the brand calls Incognito. This car uses the currently rare 5.0-liter V8 naturally aspirated engine, and the maximum of 472 horsepower performance.

The IS500 is the first model to be classified under F-Sport Performance. This is also Lexus flagship light performance brand. The Launch Edition released this time uses the original 2020 IS design, but uses more sports packages, including exclusive aerodynamics, 19-inch matte black BBS forged wheels with a split seven spoke design, two-tone interiors, with the body color of cement gray gives this car a very strong sporty atmosphere.

The IS500 F-Sport Performance comes standard with the Dynamic Handling Package, that includes an adaptive suspension and Torsen limited slip-differential. There is also a Yamaha supplied rear performance damper that improves structural rigidity. The brakes are 14.0-inches in front, and 12.7-inches at the back.

Inside, the IS500 F-Sport Performance Launch Edition has two tone black and gray Ultrasuede upholstery that covers the seats, door panels, and center console. Silver ash wood trim adorns portions of the heated steering wheel. There is also a Launch Edition startup animation in the instrument panel display. A badge identifies the production number of the 500 units.

In terms of engine, IS500 does not use the popular turbocharged engine, but continues to use the now very rare 5.0-liter V8 naturally aspirated engine, matching an 8-speed automatic transmission, and adopting a pure rear drive setting, the maximum of 472 horsepower and 535 Newton-meter peak of torque, 0-97 kilometer per hour acceleration performance is 4.5 seconds, the top speed can exceed 250 kilometer per hour, although the natural aspiration engine does not have the sharp acceleration performance of the turbocharged engine, but the V8 sound wave it is irreplaceable, so this car attract many performance car enthusiasts in the end.

However, due to emission regulations and so on. This car will only be sold in the American market and the Japanese market in the future.

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