Lexus’ Ultimate Sleeper — Petersen Automotive Museum



In spite of not being a full reincarnation of the initial IS F, the IS 500 F Sport Performance is practically nothing to snooze on. I have to confess, when I initially acquired into the car and drove it about the block, I wasn’t impressed. It appeared a bit sluggish and the transmission was a minor clunky at small speeds. Nonetheless, opening it up and getting edge of the V-8 motor quickly modifications things. 

Activity+ manner in manual mode provides out the greatest for the 500. If you’re used to turbocharged autos, the obviously aspirated engine absolutely would not be as swift and punchy off the line. But the 472 horsepower is a lot more than sufficient to get the motor vehicle going. Revving it out to 5-6,000 RPMs was a sweet location and receives the auto purring nicely.

In conditions of managing, the 500 retains its individual. Even by compact, tight streets, handling is nimble and it has no issue becoming thrown into corners many thanks to the adaptive suspension. The drive prepare retains up perfectly tucking and turning by means of corners, despite obtaining that a lot ability going to the rear wheels. 

I’ve heard combined evaluations on the exterior styling of this auto. Some say it’s as well about the best while many others think it’s not aggressive more than enough. I preferred the styling of this automobile and felt that it was just ample to exude “sporty luxurious sedan” but not far too substantially that it plainly showed how significantly electricity was essentially less than the hood. Several periods when I was requested what was so distinctive about the car and described how it had a 5.-liter V-8, persons were taken aback, as numerous really do not count on that out of anything that appears to be like like the 500. Individually, I was a massive lover of the sleeper position. From a speedy glance of the outdoors, you truly cannot inform the distinction among it and a regular IS 350 except if you detect the slight hood bump, broader fenders, or quad-idea exhaust. 



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