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The 2011 Lexus IS F Performance Vehicle

Lexus F Performance VehiclesLexus IS F High-Performance Sedan Provides Stimulating Driving Dynamics

Improved Suspension Provides More Driver Confidence

Updated Electronic Power Steering Gives Driver Additional Control

Torsen® Rear Differential Helps Provide Additional Traction

As the first production model to wear the brand’s “F” marquee, the Lexus IS F offers a thrilling, fun-to-drive experience.

The Lexus IS F high-performance sport sedan races into 2011 with several interior updates including LED daytime running lamps, an improved suspension, and a new brake override system.

To improve responsiveness and ride comfort, in addition to providing the driver with more control, engineers revised the Electric Power Steering (EPS) system and suspension.

With revised front and rear spring rates, shock absorber dampening, rear bushings and rear camber angle, the IS F provides a confident ride.

  • The sporty interior is complemented with new IP gauges, a silver colored-trimmed steering wheel, and dark finish aluminum composite ornamentation.
  • The Sport mode switch has also been moved to the steering wheel for easier access.

In addition, vehicles with a Black interior receive Alcantara® seat inserts with leather bolsters that enhance its exhilarating sportiness. An all-new Orange and Black leather interior with contrast stitching flaunts the IS F’s vivacious attitude and replaces the Terra Cotta interior.

Engine/Transmission/Drivetrain/Performance

The Lexus IS F is exclusively powered by a performance-tuned 5.0-liter V8 engine teamed to an eight-speed Sport Direct Shift transmission. The IS F engine produces 416 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 371 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 5,200 rpm. The engine’s high specific output (83.2 hp/liter) and high operating range (6,800 rpm redline) reflect the thorough attention to detail underlying the core engineering. The resulting performance character, while quite responsive in low-speed situations, provides a rush of power at higher engine speeds.

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