With V8 in the middle class: The Lexus IS 500 with 479 hp!

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The Americans send the brutal CT5-V Blackwing in the race with rear-wheel drive and manual transmission and in Japan a Lexus IS with V8 is being built especially for the USA. So there is now the IS 500 in the middle class 479 PS! And we? We are pleased that the new C63 AMG may soon be available four cylinders comes. Congratulations! Yes, back to the Japanese. The IS 500 is virtually Japan's answer to the Audi RS 4, the BMW M3 and the aforementioned Mercedes-AMG C 63. And the IS 500F Sport Performance the V8 engine even dispenses with any hybrid cheese, which then enables an electric range of 30 km with the addition of what feels like 800 kg extra weight. Bravo! With the IS 500 F, Lexus is also leading the way F Sport Performance line on. That’s the counterpart to it Hyundai's N-Performance Line and all other in-house performance departments of the major manufacturers.

Lexus IS 500F Sport Performance

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And the F Sport Performance line Lexus will later include even more power variants, but it should will not put on the same level as the F vehicles. The IS 500 F Sport Performance has one 5,0 liter naturally aspirated V8that taut at 7.100 rpm 479 PS (352 kW) and at 4.800 revolutions a torque of 535 Newton meters enables. The engine is always coupled to one Eight-speed automatic and with it, the sedan reaches 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 4,5 seconds. Whether the consumption is related to the "estimated" 24 miles per gallon (approx. 9,8 liters / 100 km.) holds, may in view of 1.765 kilograms curb weight however, are doubted. Although that is only a good 65 kilograms more than the IS 350 F Sport weighs in, a V1,8 still moves just under 8 tons.

IS 500 with Dynamic Handling Package

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Lexus equips the IS 500 with the ex works Dynamic Handling Package off that one adaptive chassis and an Torsen limited-slip differential brings along. Working under the sheet metal in the strongest IS Rear shock absorbers made by Yamahathat are supposed to provide structurally better rigidity. The brake system measures in front 14,0 inches (about 36 cm) and behind 12,7 inches (about 32 cm) and is therefore a bit larger than the brakes in the IS 350 F Sport. In terms of equipment, the top model gets the full Lexus Safety System + 2.5 with Emergency steering assistant, Lane keeping assist, Pedestrian detection, adaptive Cruise Control, included Steering assistant and of course is also a automatic high beam there.

19-inch rims from Enkei in a 10-spoke design

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The IS 500 has a new look bonnet with bulge, wider Fenders for 19 inch rims from Enkei in the 10-spoke design and at the rear is the look of the RC F and the old IS F, due to the superimposed double exhaust pipesto see. Inside, Lexus continues with one unique start animation the instrument panel and F Sport performance badges but only small accents. The 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance will be available in the USA from fall 2021 and will not to Europe come. If we get more information, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply use ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!

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With V8 in the middle class: The Lexus IS 500 with 479 hp!

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