Lexus Europe has released further details on the 2011 Euro-spec IS F, which will be getting a number of exterior & interior design changes for the new year:
- 5.0 litre V8 is now Euro 5 compliant
- The HID headlights will get getting the arrowhead LED daytime running light strip
- New Starlight Black exterior color
- Dark silver fibre insets
- Contrast stitching changed from white to blue
- Revised seat design
- New steering wheel
- LFA-inspired instrument panel
Here’s the full photo gallery:
The biggest change has to be the new instrument panel, which is dominated by a massive tachometer:
With no way to swap the tachometer & speedometer dial position, I was somewhat lukewarm on the new IP — until I saw the digital speed display, a feature I absolutely love.
Great update — I’ve included all the European details after the jump.
• Euro 5 compliant 5.0 litre V8
• Enhanced exterior and interior design
• Revised instrument cluster for greater clarity
Powered by a Euro 5 compliant, 5.0 litre V8 engine generating over 300kW at 7000rpm and 500Nm.ft of torque at 5200rpm and mated to an 8-speed Sports Direct Shift (SPDS) automatic transmission with manual, paddle shift override, Lexus’ ultra-high performance sports saloon, the IS F, is capable of accelerating from 0-100 km/h in just 4.7 seconds and on to an electronically governed top speed of 270 km/h.
Building on a range of technical enhancements introduced last year, including the incorporation of a Limited Slip Differential which offers a marked improvement in traction and stability levels during high speed cornering, the 2011 Lexus IS F has been further enhanced through both exterior and interior upgrades.
It now features High Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps with integral, arrowhead, LED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL). The choice of exterior colours has been expanded with a new Starlight Black GF finish.
On board, the IS F benefits from new dark sliver fibre inserts, and a change of contrasting stitching for the leather upholstery from white to blue. A revised front seat design offers improved driver support, and a new steering wheel improves grip and feel.
A new driver’s instrument design repositions the tachometer, speedometer and shift indicator within the binnacle for instant legibility and maximum clarity during high speed driving. The large, centrally positioned tachometer incorporates a rev indicator to help enhance gear shift operation characteristics. The rev indicator illuminates in three steps –at 5000 rpm, at 5500 rpm and at 6200-6550 rpm, depending on the gear step.