Heat engines are becoming a rarity in our regions. In the United States, Lexus does not care and has just unveiled its IS 500 F Sport Performance, equipped with a 5.0-liter V8 of 472 horsepower!

If you doubted it, this model will unfortunately not see the light of day in Europe, but it’s a whole different story in North America … Indeed, Lexus has just unveiled in the United States the most powerful version of its fourth and latest generation of Lexus IS: the Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance. A version that complements the IS 300 (2.0-liter four-cylinder with 241 hp), IS 300 AWD (3.5-liter V6 with 260 hp) and IS 350 F Sport (3.5-liter V6 with 311 hp).

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Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance (2021): 0 to 100 km / h in 4.5 seconds

Under its hood, we find a block Atmospheric V8 5.0-liter displacement, borrowed from the Lexus RC F, and transmitting no less than 472 horses (at 7,100 rpm) and 536 Nm of torque (at 4,800 rpm) to the rear wheels. This engine is coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and offers several driving modes: “Sport S”, “Sport S +” as well as a personalized “Custom Mode”. With a weight of 1,765 kg on the scale, the Lexus IS 500 is capable of swallowing the 0 to 100 km / h in a little over 4.5 seconds, all for a consumption of 9.8 liters / 100 km.

A controlled suspension, Yamaha shock absorbers, a Torsen differential, as well as specific brakes complete its sporting endowment, and aesthetically, in addition to the black “F Sport Performance” badges, this Lexus IS 500 is distinguished by a sculpted hood, a front bumper with a specific style, 19-inch Enkei rims with ten double spokes, as well as a rear diffuser with no less than four chrome exhaust pipes.

The Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance will be marketed atfall 2021 in the United States, at prices to be announced later.

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