The Lexus IS-F is a true performance sedan, purposely designed to run with the likes of the BMW M3.
Lexus take the IS and stuffs a huge 5.0-liter V8 under the hood that produces a ridiculous 416-hp. All that power is sent through an eight-speed sequential shift transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle controls. Further enhancements include massive 19-inch forged alloy wheels with performance tires, dual exhaust and Brembo brakes. Combine all that with the luxury of power, heated, leather sport seats, and you have yourself a true driver's car.
Safety features include traction control, stability control, four wheel anti-lock brakes, and a full compliment of airbags - including driver and passenger knee airbags.
The IS-F receives minimal changes for 2011.