Is it just an IS with a V8, an undercover IS F, or something completely different?
Michael · September 10th, 2021
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The 2021 IS 350 F SPORT sells in just 14.5 days.
Michael · March 25th, 2021
The answer lies in understanding Lexus' new performance hierarchy.
Michael · February 22nd, 2021
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Kevin · August 21st, 2019
Automotive News has published some impressive statistics on the success of the Lexus F SPORT models in the USA.
Kevin · October 26th, 2015
The updated 2016 Lexus 450h and GS 200t F SPORT made their debut today at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Kevin · September 15th, 2015
In his latest editorial on Jalopnik, Chris Harris attacks the Lexus F performance brand and its apparent lack of focus.
Kevin · April 13th, 2015
The Lexus RC 200t F SPORT & LFA Code-X took to the Nürburgring for some advance testing.
Kevin · March 22nd, 2015
To celebrate 10 years in Japan, Lexus has released a special edition X LINE trim level for the LS, GS, IS, & CT. Here are photos of all four models (nameplates added for easy identification): Similar to Lexus USA’s CRAFTED LINE, the X LINE features a heavy-contrast black/white exterior and a red/black leather interior — …
Kevin · January 8th, 2015
Starting with the 2015 model year, Lexus USA will begin offering the GS 450h with the F SPORT package. Lexus USA has traditionally stayed away from offering the F SPORT package on hybrid models, with the hybrid-only CT 200h being the one exception. Hybrid F SPORT models have been available in other parts of the …
Kevin · July 30th, 2014
Speedhunters wraps up their coverage of Japanese tuner LEXON with a feature on this slammed Lexus GS F SPORT in Matador Red Mica: The major update to the GS is the Airrunner air suspension, which makes the slammed stance a little more practical. There’s also a full LEXON carbon fiber aero package, including front spoiler …
Kevin · June 24th, 2014
Lexus now offers the IS F SPORT with the Dynamic Handling System (DHS), which includes four-wheel steering — Motoring Australia spoke with IS chief engineer Junichi Furyama about the performance advantages this technology has over similar AWD systems: “All-wheel drive tends to be heavier and the behaviour tends to be understeer,” he explained via an …
Kevin · March 25th, 2014
Here are some more photos of the Lexus RC F SPORT from the Geneva Motor Show floor — first off, a friend at Lexus Europe sent over these shots: There’s also a photo gallery of the RC F SPORT at Autoblog — here’s a selection of images: (Thanks David!)
Kevin · March 5th, 2014
A blue Lexus RC 350 has been spotted in California sporting a covered up fender badge — here a couple more photos: The coupe is near identical to the standard RC, but look closely at the fender and there’s a piece of blue tape covering up what I would assume is an F SPORT badge: …
Kevin · February 12th, 2014
TRD Japan has announced their F SPORT package for the updated Lexus CT 200h — here’s photos of every option: The full kit includes a front spoiler, side skirts, a quarter-panel spoiler that sits above the taillights, plus a sports muffler and rear diffuser — these aero enhancements help control airflow and improve downforce: The …
Kevin · January 16th, 2014
The Lexus RC F will be powered by a V8 with 460 horsepower, according to a Detroit Auto Show VIP event invitation leaked by Autoblog — here’s the invite in full (click for a larger version): Judging by the website, this event looks to be hosted by local dealerships (RSVP page asks to select one …
Kevin · December 30th, 2013
To demonstrate the capabilities of the GS 350 F SPORT, Lexus Puerto Rico imported two Queen’s Guards from England and put them into the sedan with a race car driver: While very similar to the fantastic video from Lexus Italia last year, it’s still a very effective (and hilarious) campaign.
Kevin · December 11th, 2013
The first stop on the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show tour is the Fuji Speedway, where I’ll have a chance to drive the LFA Nürburgring Edition, IS F CCS-R, and most curiously, an IS 350 F SPORT with Lexus Dynamic Handling (LDH) with Dynamic Rear Steering. I’ll be writing about the experience in detail later, but …
Kevin · November 17th, 2013
Lexus International executive vice president Mark Templin shared his first public comments on the upcoming RC coupe with Motoring Australia: “The car is great because it is wider than IS, it’s got the track width of GS, it’s shorter than IS. It’s got bits from both of those cars and it’s going to be a …
Kevin · November 13th, 2013
In this latest Motor Trend video, host Jonny Lieberman puts the Lexus GS 350 F SPORT against the Cadillac CTS V SPORT: With all of its performance upgrades and 100+ horsepower advantage, the CTS V SPORT was almost guaranteed to win this track-focused comparison. However, this didn’t stop Lieberman from being extremely positive about the …
Kevin · November 12th, 2013
Lexus UK has released a nice photo gallery of the Ultrasonic Blue IS 300h F SPORT: While Ultra White may be the F SPORT color of choice nowadays, Ultrasonic Blue would be my first choice, hands down. Looks fantastic. [Source: Lexus UK]
Kevin · October 18th, 2013
The 2014 Lexus CT 200h F SPORT has been spotted by Leftlane News during a commercial shoot — here are photos of the front & back: There were no photos of the side profile, but here’s a closer look at the new spindle grille: All in all, it’s a great looking update — the spindle …
Kevin · October 14th, 2013
The following is a review of the 2013 Lexus RX 350 F SPORT by guest author Tim Esterdahl, an associate editor for the Tundra Headquarters enthusiast website. The new F Sport package for the Lexus RX 350 is an interesting new addition to the luxury SUV product line, and after spending a week driving it …
Kevin · October 6th, 2013
SEMA is now a month away, and as you can see in the above photo, VIP Auto Salon is hard at work creating the custom Lexus IS F SPORT from this summer’s Lexus IS Design contest — as a reminder, here’s the winning design from Rob Evans: The finished car will be shown at the …
Kevin · October 2nd, 2013
This morning, I’m in Las Vegas to drive Lexus F SPORT performance models at the Las Vegas Speedway, as part of the #WhatstheF media event. Every Lexus F model is here, from the CT F SPORT to the LFA — the IS F CCS-R will also be making an appearance with pro driver Ken Gushi. …
Kevin · September 25th, 2013
Lexus Japan has released the Dynamic Sports Tuning special edition IS F.
Kevin · September 5th, 2013
Less than a week before its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Lexus has revealed their LF-NX compact crossover concept. Let’s start with the full press release (click on any image for a high resolution version). A new Lexus mid-size crossover concept, the LF-NX, will make its world debut at the 2013 Frankfurt motor show, …
Kevin · September 4th, 2013
The camouflaged Lexus RC F coupes are in Death Valley with an IS F & BMW M3.
Kevin · September 1st, 2013
Carscoops has released two new renderings of the rumored Lexus RC F high-performance coupe, and they are absolutely superb.
Kevin · August 26th, 2013
Listen to the IS 350 F SPORT at full throttle in this short video from Lexus Japan.
Kevin · August 13th, 2013
Peter Lyons of Motor Trend has breaking news on the Lexus RC coupe.
Kevin · August 10th, 2013
Today, Auto Evolution has a new photo of what could be the GS F high performance sedan.
Kevin · July 29th, 2013
Sit back, crank your speakers, and get ready to watch the camouflaged Lexus RC F prototype carve up the Nürburgring.
Kevin · July 17th, 2013
The Lexus RC F prototype has been spotted on the Nürburgring in Germany.
Kevin · July 17th, 2013
The interior of the Lexus RC F prototype has also been photographed alongside the exterior.
Kevin · July 16th, 2013
See the photo above? At first glance, it appears to be another spy shot of the recently spotted RC F prototype, but zoom in on the right side of the image and it may very well be a GS F.
Kevin · July 15th, 2013
The day has finally come — a Lexus RC F prototype has been spotted by the folks over at Leftlane News.
Kevin · July 15th, 2013
The Lexus IS F’s V8 engine is unlikely to be used in the car’s eventual replacement, according to a Motor Report interview with Lexus IS Chief Engineer Junichiro Furuyama.
Kevin · July 12th, 2013
Japanese magazine BEST CAR has made an attempt at the possible Lexus RC F with a new rendering.
Kevin · July 8th, 2013
Japanese tuner Wald International has released an Executive Line body kit for the 2013 Lexus LS.
Kevin · June 26th, 2013
Singapore’s SGCarMart recently sat down with Lexus Asia Pacific’s general manager of marketing Kirk Edmondson, and the future of F SPORT was brought up.
Kevin · June 11th, 2013
Live photos of the recently revealed TRD body kit for the new Lexus IS have shown up on the Japanese blog たろのぶのページ.
Kevin · May 20th, 2013
Official Lexus tuner TRD Japan has just announced accessories for the new IS.
Kevin · May 16th, 2013
Japanese website Response has published three photos of the Lexus IS 300h F SPORT in Ultra Blue.
Kevin · April 25th, 2013
Japanese tuner Tommy Kaira has created a Rowen body kit for the 2013 Lexus LS F SPORT.
Kevin · April 19th, 2013
Mag-X from Japan is reporting that the Lexus production model based on the LF-CC concept will be available by August 2014.
Kevin · March 20th, 2013
In his review of the 2013 Lexus IS F, James Healey of USA Today claims that the high-performance sedan will be discontinued.
Kevin · March 11th, 2013
Here’s the first look at the TRD Japan & Modellista body kits planned for the third-generation Lexus IS.
Kevin · March 7th, 2013
Lexus Europe has released a new video of the IS 300h F SPORT, and it’s pretty racy.
Kevin · March 5th, 2013
The Lexus IS 300h F SPORT was introduced today at the Geneva Motor Show in the new Ultra Blue exterior color.
Kevin · March 5th, 2013
By way of Mag-X, here’s the very first spyshot of the Lexus production coupe based on the LF-CC concept.
Kevin · February 28th, 2013
In an interview with Australian newspaper The Age, Lexus International executive vice-president Kazuo Ohara talks about the two coupes expected to join the Lexus lineup.
Kevin · February 27th, 2013
otor Report asked photochopper Theophilus Chin to try his hand at creating a next-generation Lexus IS F in both coupe & sedan formats.
Kevin · February 21st, 2013
Lexus UK has announced pricing for the new 2014 IS, with the IS 250 starting at £26,495 ($40,908 USD) and the IS 300h starting at £29,495 ($45,540 USD).
Kevin · February 20th, 2013
Motor Trend have visited the Lexus LFA Works at the Motomachi Plant in Aichi, Japan, and have published what may be the final article on the unique supercar factory.
Kevin · February 14th, 2013
Skipper Design has released two new photo galleries of their 2013 Lexus LS body kits.
Kevin · February 7th, 2013
Matt Farah from The Smoking Tire has put together a lengthy video review of the Lexus LS 460 F SPORT, and it’s a honest take on the flagship sedan from a former first-gen LS owner.
Kevin · January 25th, 2013
While at the Detroit Auto Show, Lexus IS chief engineer Junichi Furuyama discussed the next-generation IS F with Car Advice.
Kevin · January 24th, 2013
Along with the insightful interview with chief engineer Junichi Furuyama, Motor Trend has published an exclusive feature on the third-generation Lexus IS.
Kevin · January 23rd, 2013
As part of their media press kits, Lexus has released two videos that provide a very nice visual tour of the new 2014 IS.
Kevin · January 21st, 2013
Lexus Europe has released a stylish new video introduction to the 2014 IS.
Kevin · January 16th, 2013
The Tokyo Auto Salon is Japan’s SEMA show, and Lexus Japan had a collection of show cars on display.
Kevin · January 13th, 2013
The 2014 Lexus IS has been revealed, so let’s take a closer look at the exterior of the next-generation sports sedan.
Kevin · January 9th, 2013