2009 Lexus IS F – The High Performance Sports Car


Lexus IS F is a high performance sports luxury car of the Lexus IS series. From Lexus, it is the first model in the F marquee line up. The Lexus IS F luxury model was first introduced in 2007 at North American International Auto Show. It has the features like more powerful and larger engine, luxury inside, drive comfort and improved suspension. It also has enhanced body designs and improved brakes for the current generation Lexus IS F. The sales of the vehicle began in the last season of 2007 model year in Japan and it was available from early months of 2008 in Europe and United States car markets.

The power to the vehicle comes from the 5.0 liter V-8 engine that can produce power up to 416 hp at an angular speed of 6600 rpm and torque of 371 lb ft at an angular speed of 5200 rpm. With the powerful engine, the luxury car accelerates from 0 to 100 kilo meters per hour in a time span of just 4.6 seconds. The engine equipped in the vehicle is mated to 8-speed sport direct shift transmission and it is the first car to feature with this transmission.

The base price of the Lexus IS F is around $57,760. The engine in the luxury car is a 90 degrees V-8 engine with aluminum heads and blocks, and direct port injection system. The valve-train in the engine comprises of four valves per cylinder, four-cam with electronic intake valve timing and dual variable valve timing with intelligence. It has the compression ratio of 11.8:1.