2014 Lexus IS F: Last call for a true sleeper

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2014 Lexus IS F: Last for a true sleeper

Through a the production schedule at Lexus, you a last chance to buy one of the true performance cars on the market #151; the 2014 Lexus IS F.

completely redesigned the compact IS on which the F model is based for But it continued producing F versions of year’s IS for some reason known to the in-house number That’s a good thing, this generation IS F is a true in sheep’s clothing #151; a compact luxury sports that only hints at its with subtle front flares, twin dual and small carbon fiber-like The grill is even the small not the huge bowtie-style version on the new

But don’t be fooled. The 2014 IS F is by a 5.0-liter V8 that produces 416 and 371 pound-feet of torque, enough to it from zero to 60 in under seconds. The power flows an eight-speed automatic transmissions two manual shift modes, one the shift lever in the center and the other with steering paddle shifters. Pressing the mode button on the steering makes it even faster. And it with big Brembo brakes to everything from getting out of

Our test car came with profile summer tires made the ride a little #151; especially when it was set in the mode.

That’s not unexpected for a sedan, of course, and it improves which is why everyone’s willing to pay them. A sticker in the window the tires might not get more 15,000 miles, however, sounds like a big replacement just around the corner.

the IS F is tricked out with red and black seats, and metal gas and brake along with a metal plate for the driver’s left The trim pieces look carbon fiber. Because it is a headroom is a little compromised in the more in the rear seats. But the driver squeezes in, the immediate is one of seriousness. Press the start and the V8 snaps to life with a which reinforces the impression.

But the IS F is remarkably easy to drive In fact, I originally wondered if it had been equipped with a V6 I took off for the first time. It until I pushed it a little bit the full potential of the V8 became #151; and then it was off to the races.

The Lexus F marque represents the division of cars produced by which is Toyota’s luxury The F refers to Flagship, an indication of how serious Lexus wants its cars to be taken. The company intends to compete against the of Mercedes’ AMG, Audi’s Cadillac’s V-series, and BMW’s M which is heady company

But the 2014 Lexus IS F is up to the challenge, an impressive level of performance at around $60,000. Or substantially-optioned car was priced at just over which is reasonable, compared to the It will be interesting to see how the F version of the new IS out next year.

Facts and figures (all

#149; Model tested: IS F.


#149; Manufacturer: Lexus.

Class: Compact luxury sedan.

#149; Layout: engine, rear-wheel-drive.

#149; Four-door sedan.

#149; 5.0 V8 (416 hp, 371 lbs-ft).

#149; Eight-speed automatic.

#149; EPA city/highway/mileage: 16/23/18.


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