Lexus IS

Lexus IS

Lexus UK announced that the 2010 IS range will go on sale with the addition of a new F-Sport grade available for both IS 250 and 220d models. The F-Sport grade is inspired by the IS-F and includes a lowered suspension (IS 250 only), exclusive 18-inch wheels and an IS F-style front grille and rear bootlid spoiler.

The interior gets aluminum sports pedals, IS F-style sports seats, steering wheel and (on the IS 250 automatic) gear lever.

The IS 220d with F-Sport is priced at £28.290 and the IS 250 F-Sport automatic at £29,365.

Press release after the jump.

Lexus announced a new special edition based on the IS350. The new F-Sport Special Edition will be limited to only 100 units, and will have a price of $57,500.

The IS 350C F-Sport will only be available in Tungsten Pearl or Obsidian exterior colors and is distinguished by: 19-inch forged alloy wheels, front and rear brake upgrade, F-Sport grille, Bilstein shock set, lowering springs, sway bar set, embroidered floor mats with F-Sport logo, leather-wrapped shift knob with F-Sport logo and exterior badging and an individually numbered badge on the center console.

Standard equipment includes: a seven-inch VGA touch-screen, Bluetooth® phonebook download capabilities, a rear back-up camera, Voice Command casual-language voice recognition system, Lexus Enform, XM® NavTraffic, XM® NavWeather, and XM® Sports and Stocks.

Press release after the jump.

The Japanese automaker Lexus unveiled a tuned version of their high performance IS-F sport sedan covered in a bright orange finish at the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon. Much like the original IS-F Evolution, the Circuit Club Sport Concept focuses on dropping as much weight from the fast four door as possible to improve handling and acceleration without having to squeze any more power out of the 21st century V8. Although Lexus hasn’t disclosed exactly how many pounds were shed from the concept, with a vast assortment of items like the hood, fenders, roof, trunk, side skirts and rear diffuser all made from light weight carbon fiber, we are pretty sure that they met their quota.

On the inside, the cabin of the Circuit Club Sport Concept has also been adorned with the black baked composite material adding a bit more hardcore racer attitude to the concept IS-F with carbon fiber covering the door panels, center console, steering wheel and shifter. Meanwhile under the hood Lexus has left the 5.0 Liter V8 intact, however the addition of a lightweight free flowing exhaust system has raised output all the way up to 422 HP, more than enough to have some fun in this tuner IS-F.

The Japanese luxury automaker Lexus has released a special edition of their entry level sport sedan with an appealing trim package for their domestic market called the IS250 X-Edition. Highlighted by some vibrant orange accent stitching, the X-Edition adds a little extra excitement to brake up the IS’s plain jane monotone interior. The special IS-X differs from standard IS250s with orange accents on the leather wrapped steering wheel, seat and door panels adding a stylish touch to the sporty IS250. The JDM X-Edition will be available in six familiar exterior colors including Starfire Pearl, Glacier Frost Mica, Tungsten Pearl, Smoky Granite Mica, Obsidian and Matador Red. The special edition IS is available with either 2WD or 4WD drivetrains is priced at 3,720,000 yen for the rear wheel drive IS and 4,145,000 yen for the grippier version.

How does a Lexus IS300 with $100,000 invested in it look like? Like this one! David Huang is the proud owner on this IS 1000 sports car and will show it to the rest of the world at SEMA Show.

As you might have guessed (from its name), the car develops a total of 1000 hp. It is painted in a custom color-shift Midnight Purple paint and sits on 20" VS-XX anodized-chrome with BF Goodrich KDW/TA tires.

Press release after the jump.

Maybe the most aggressive customized Lexus IS 350C to be presented at SEMA Show comes from 0-60 Magazine and Design Craft Fabrication. Painted in white, the 0-60 Magazine’s IS Coupe features a new Greedy Performance exhaust system, engine management computer and gauges.

Its sporty appearance is being accentuated by acing wheels with Continental Performance tires, Brembo brakes with custom front and rear Big Brake kit and KW coilover suspension system.

Press release after the jump.

The automaker Toyota is well known for making extremely economical models and their proven reliability, however the Japanese car builder is also known for something completely different, something a little faster. TRD or Toyota Toyota Racing Devel Devel opment as it is known is responsible for the automobile manufacturer’s racing efforts ranging from NASCAR to SuperGT, but that is not all, because TRD is preparing a special edition Lexus IS C for the SEMA Show in Las Vegas sporting an F-Sport package for the open air IS . The TRD IS C makes the most of a ground effects kit from Five Axis Design and is covered in eye catching Vibrance Orange Glow candy paint.

Lexus IS C F-Sport by TRD

The modified IS C sits on a set of F-Sport ten spoke forged aluminum alloys measuring 19 inches in diameter and wrapped with sticky Michelin Pilot Sport tires as well as Lexus’s F-Sport performance front and rear brake upgrade kit, F-Sport lowering kit consisting of new shocks and springs as well as a set of sway bars to make the factory tuned drop top IS handle as good as it looks.

Press release after the jump.

While just the other day we were telling you about the bright green drop top IS C by Fox Marketing , today we have another tuner treat for you with another customized IS C for SEMA. The aftermarket parts manufacturer VIP Auto Salon and the Japanese car enthusiast website JTuned.com have come up with what they call the Matador Red IS C and is just as unique as the last one we showed you. Setting it apart form the rest of the crowd of Lexus IS convertibles at the show will be a carbon fiber hood, carbon fiber trunk spoiler, high performance exhaust and a set of custom wheels and tires to round out the tuner transformation. So what would it cost to park one of these Matador Red IS C’s in your driveway, roughly $15,000 over the sticker price, and you can’t be in any hurry because it will take the craftsmen a month and a half of hard labor to get the job done.

Press release after the jump.

Fox Marketing Cars was responsible for bringing a bright orange twin turbocharged IS-F to SEMA last year, and with the advent of the new drop top Lexus IS C , Fox Marketing is up to their old tricks again with a lime green open air IS for this year’s automotive aftermarket retreat in Las Vegas. The Exterior of this IS350 convertible has been given a more muscular makeover thanks to a bold front chin spoiler, custom wide body front fenders and lower hanging side skirts from the IS-F super sedan as well as a new rear bumper and a carbon fiber rear wing to complete the IS C’s aerodynamic upgrades.

Video: Lexus IS C by Fox Marketing

Finishing off the visual appeal of the lime green Fox Marketing Lexus IS C are a set of staggered iForged wheels, measuring 20 inches in diameter all around and 9 inches wide up front and 11.5 inches in the rear. This particular Fox has been tuned to produce a total of 450 HP thanks to a ProCharger Supercharger System strapped to the 3.5 Lier V6 and a new F-Sport Exhaust system to spit out the spent gasses. We will have to see just how well this new tuner creation stacks up to last year’s bright orange boosted IS-F when we arrive in sin city to take in the sights ourselves.

The Japanese luxury automaker Lexus will unveil the F-Sport package for the 2010 Lexus IS lineup at the Fankfurt Motor Show. Although the F-Sport package won’t transform your everyday IS 250 in the V8 powered IS-F super sedan, it does add a tasteful upgrade to the standard car’s aesthetics adding a few simple additions that go a long way to make both the diesel and gas powered versions a bit more sporty.

Lexus IS F-Sport Preview

The kit includes an IS-F type radiator grill with its wavy metal face and a subtle rear spoiler that barely pokes out above the car’s deck lid. Although you don’t get the bulging fenders of the high horsepower model, you do get a nice set of exclusive 18 inch wheels to finish off the package. Lexus will the F-Sport performance package for all versions of the IS sedan, offering color matched parts straight from the factory, including the new Cattleya Purple.

The Lexus F-Sport interior is made up of a highly bolstered set of leather wrapped IS-F inspired bucket seats as well as the steering wheel and automatic gear shift lever from the super sedan complete with tasteful grey stitching. Even the IS-F’s bespoke, black on black color scheme carries over with a black headliner to match the rest of the interior.

UPDATE 09/07/2010: Check out our review of the IS-F Sport by clicking here !


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