2012 Lexus IS F Review and News MotorAuthority

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The IS F is the performance flagship of the IS range, but like a BMW M car or a Mercedes-Benz AMG the IS F is from the regular IS and is worthy of called a standalone product. because virtually everything its pretty sheet metal is with the big-ticket item its 5.0-liter V-8.

This sledgehammer of a powerplant out 416 horsepower and 371 pound-feet of torque, is enough to rocket the five-seat from 0-60 mph in just 4.6 and see it reach a top speed of 168 mph.

changes are handled by a smooth automatic, which does a good job of getting all that to the rear wheels. There the delay in shifts that other high-performance autos from.

The whole IS range was updated year so there haven’t too many changes made on latest 2012 model. The two items worth mentioning are a red interior package that the previous orange-on-black theme as as a set of 19-inch wheels. All four get either Michelin Pilot PS2 or Bridgestone Potenza tires, in front and 265/35 rear

The IS F isn’t quite in the same as some of its German rivals, the car does present a reasonable for a performance/luxury sedan buyer a spare $61,300 to spend. German rivals include the BMW M3 and C63, both of which in either sedan or coupe

The IS F’s handling is good, there’s no hiding its heft cornering hard. The chassis and itself also seem biased toward understeer, is usual for a rear-wheel drive sedan. At slower speed, it’s a relatively comfortable.

there’s not much to distinguish it the lesser IS range, though the new red option does help a There’s also a pair of supportive bucket seats and badging to help remind you you’re not in an ordinary IS.

The IS F’s safety isn’t by the IIHS nor NHTSA though its sedan, the IS 250/350, is and scores top of good according to the IIHS and a four-star rollover rating the NHTSA. Standard safety includes stability and traction pre-tensioning seat belts, front airbags, plus airbags, and front and rear curtain airbags.

For a closer look at the 2012 IS F, and all it has to offer, head over to our site The Car Connection for the full

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