The Lexus IS F touches down in NZ

The Lexus IS F touches down in NZ

Lexus IS F fq

The new Lexus IS F has arrived on our shores and is quite the beast, based on the IS model range the new IS F is high-powered, luxurious and means business. Powered by a quad-cam aluminium 5.0 litre V8 high performance engine with 311kW of power and 505Nm of torque, the IF S achieves a 0-100 time of 4.8 seconds and is governed by a maximum track speed of 270 kilometres per hour.

Its D-4S engine (Direct and port injection 4-Stroke gasoline engine) has titanium intake valves, both direct and port fuel injection, dual VVT-i, including electric motor-driven variable intake valve timing (VVT-iE) and a special oil scavenge pump for extended high G cornering.

IS F has a eight speed Sport Direct Shift (SPDS) automatic transmission with paddle shifters that upshifts almost instantly (as quick as 0.1 seconds), a track tuned suspension system and extremely powerful Brembo brakes that feature 360mm cross drilled rotors and six piston callipers up front and 345mm two piston callipers at the rear. A specially tuned stability control system called VDIM features a Sports Mode to support high performance driving.

The lightweight BBS 19 inch forged 10 spoke alloy wheels are both stronger and lighter than equivalent cast wheels, which helps to improve handling by reducing unsprung weight and rotational inertia.

Lexus’ sophisticated Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system incorporates a new Sport mode that ensures the power of the IS F can be enjoyed smoothly and safely even when cornering at high speed. By integrating all the steering, braking, stability and traction control systems together. For drivers who wish to push IS F to the limits on the track, VDIM can be switched off.

The four highly bolstered leather trimmed sports-styled seats have contrasting stitching and feature the Lexus ‘F’ logo. The seats are contoured to provide excellent lateral support and additional comfort. The front seats are heated and fully power adjustable with three memory position settings.

Safety is a priority, with advanced features like a Pre-Crash Safety system (PCS). PCS is an advanced safety system that tightens the seatbelts and primes the brakes in the split seconds before an accident is imminent, so increased braking force is available the moment the driver steps on the brake pedal. The Pre-Crash Safety system helps to minimise injury to the driver and front seat passenger in a frontal collision.

Lexus’ state of the art satellite navigation system features a seven inch electro multi-vision (EMV) colour touch screen display with both visual and voice guidance, covering 99 per cent of New Zealand’s 76,000 kilometres of roads. The touch screen also gives the driver control over the audio, climate control and Bluetooth wireless communication systems.

The 14 speaker Mark Levinson premium features surround sound with an in-dash six disc CD/DVD changer with Bluetooth functions and MP3 compatibility.

For internal comfort, IS F features an electronic climate control air conditioning system with separate driver and passenger temperature controls, automatic recirculation and a clean air filter with a pollen removal mode.

IS F has the convenience of a smart entry system using the smart key and also features push button start.

Six exterior colours are available including the new and unique ultrasonic blue that was designed to represent the colour found in the hottest core of a flame. The interior trim choices are full black leather, black and white leather or black and terra cotta leather. All colour choices are teamed with a metallic fibre composite trim on the centre console and doors.

Lexus IS F fq

The new Lexus IS F has arrived on our shores and is quite the beast, based on the IS model range the new IS F is high-powered, luxurious and means business. Powered by a quad-cam aluminium 5.0 litre V8 high performance engine with 311kW of power and 505Nm of torque, the IF S achieves a 0-100 time of 4.8 seconds and is governed by a maximum track speed of 270 kilometres per hour.

Its D-4S engine (Direct and port injection 4-Stroke gasoline engine) has titanium intake valves, both direct and port fuel injection, dual VVT-i, including electric motor-driven variable intake valve timing (VVT-iE) and a special oil scavenge pump for extended high G cornering.

IS F has a eight speed Sport Direct Shift (SPDS) automatic transmission with paddle shifters that upshifts almost instantly (as quick as 0.1 seconds), a track tuned suspension system and extremely powerful Brembo brakes that feature 360mm cross drilled rotors and six piston callipers up front and 345mm two piston callipers at the rear. A specially tuned stability control system called VDIM features a Sports Mode to support high performance driving.

The lightweight BBS 19 inch forged 10 spoke alloy wheels are both stronger and lighter than equivalent cast wheels, which helps to improve handling by reducing unsprung weight and rotational inertia.

Lexus’ sophisticated Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system incorporates a new Sport mode that ensures the power of the IS F can be enjoyed smoothly and safely even when cornering at high speed. By integrating all the steering, braking, stability and traction control systems together. For drivers who wish to push IS F to the limits on the track, VDIM can be switched off.

The four highly bolstered leather trimmed sports-styled seats have contrasting stitching and feature the Lexus ‘F’ logo. The seats are contoured to provide excellent lateral support and additional comfort. The front seats are heated and fully power adjustable with three memory position settings.

Safety is a priority, with advanced features like a Pre-Crash Safety system (PCS). PCS is an advanced safety system that tightens the seatbelts and primes the brakes in the split seconds before an accident is imminent, so increased braking force is available the moment the driver steps on the brake pedal. The Pre-Crash Safety system helps to minimise injury to the driver and front seat passenger in a frontal collision.

Lexus’ state of the art satellite navigation system features a seven inch electro multi-vision (EMV) colour touch screen display with both visual and voice guidance, covering 99 per cent of New Zealand’s 76,000 kilometres of roads. The touch screen also gives the driver control over the audio, climate control and Bluetooth wireless communication systems.

The 14 speaker Mark Levinson premium features surround sound with an in-dash six disc CD/DVD changer with Bluetooth functions and MP3 compatibility.

For internal comfort, IS F features an electronic climate control air conditioning system with separate driver and passenger temperature controls, automatic recirculation and a clean air filter with a pollen removal mode.

IS F has the convenience of a smart entry system using the smart key and also features push button start.

Six exterior colours are available including the new and unique ultrasonic blue that was designed to represent the colour found in the hottest core of a flame. The interior trim choices are full black leather, black and white leather or black and terra cotta leather. All colour choices are teamed with a metallic fibre composite trim on the centre console and doors.

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