2022 LEXUS IS 500 F SPORT:THE SPORTS SEDAN, UNLEASHED!

Last year’s reimagined 2021 Lexus IS struck the perfect balance of sportiness and sophistication, making it the best IS to date. However, Chief Engineer Naoki Kobayashi and his team at Lexus International have been working on something truly special exclusively for the North American market.

TORONTO, ON–Last year’s reimagined 2021 Lexus IS struck the perfect balance of sportiness and sophistication, making it the best IS to date. However, Chief Engineer Naoki Kobayashi and his team at Lexus International have been working on something truly special exclusively for the North American market. Enter the first-ever Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance, which dials up the sports sedan formula to eleven with the addition of a powerful 472-horsepower naturally aspirated V8 engine and ferocious quad exhaust system. It expands the IS family and ushers in a new era of F SPORT Performance models. The IS 500 has a maximum output of 472 hp at 7,100 rpm and 395 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 4,800 rpm. The IS 500 is capable of delivering a manufacturer-estimated 0-to-100km/h time of 4.6 seconds and has a manufacturer-estimated fuel consumption of 9.8 L/100 km on the highway. Other IS 500 performance enhancements include a throaty quad exhaust system with dual stacked tail pipes that perfectly amplify the new V8 engine. This exhaust not only sounds ferocious, but is inspired by F models, like the RC F.

IS 500 uses the same eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic transmission found in the IS 300 RWD model. It features drive mode select Sport S and Sport S+, which provides advanced engine and transmission mapping to enhance performance Starting with the 2022 IS 500, Lexus F SPORT Performance models will come adorned with unique black badging on the sides to distinguish it from F models.

The IS 500 features subtle exterior enhancements to help set it apart from the standard IS 350 F SPORT. The hood has been raised nearly 50 mm and receives sculpted center character lines,. IS 500 will come standard with exclusive 19-inch split-10-spoke Enkei alloy wheels. a revised lower rear diffuser accent that accentuates the quad exhaust system, as well as dark chrome window trim. Tying these visual and performance cues together is the black IS F SPORT rear lip spoiler.

Inside, drivers are greeted with a black F SPORT Performance badged interior with special badging, IS F SPORT accelerator pedal, brake pedal and footrest, and a combination instrumentation meter with a revamped  updated startup animation that is exclusive to IS 500.

More information regarding MSRP, options, exterior and interior color choices will be made available closer to launch. The all-new 2022 IS 500 F SPORT Performance is expected to arrive in dealerships later this Fall.

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