No one yet considered the possibility of a hybrid or all electric IS F-Sport. Again, they say "dawn of a new era". I keep going back to that. To me, that means there is a radical departure from how things were done previously.
V8 power is coming back to the Lexus IS with the introduction of the IS 500 F SPORT sports sedan. A throwback to the now-classic IS F, the IS 500 features the same 5.0L 2UR V8, though now with 472 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque. According to the Lexus press release, this is just the first of a new line of F SPORT Performance vehicles.
Completing the powertrain is the same eight-speed automatic transmission from the standard IS model. At 3,891 pounds, the new upgrade adds just 143 pounds over the standard IS 350 F SPORT, leading to a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds and an estimated 24 combined mpg.
As any fan of the IS F will recognize, the IS 500 will feature a quad exhaust system with dual stacked tail pipes.
The IS 500...
It's official, IS500 with the V8.
Link to press release.