2022 Lexus IS500 F Sport Arrives With 472-HP 5.0 L V8
It's a modified version of the engine that was in the IS F.
1. Lexus has released specifications for the 2022 IS500 F Sport, which is sort of a successor to the IS F.
2. It's called the IS500 F Sport Performance, and it has a naturally aspirated 472 horsepower 5.0 L V8.
3. Pricing will be announced closer to its on sale date this fall.
Roughly 13 years ago, Lexus made a 416 horsepower version of the IS sedan - it has, in a way, returned for 2022. Called the IS500 F Sport Performance by the automaker, it has the same 5.0 L V8 as the IS F, although it has been modified to produce even more power. The F Sport Performance also shares styling tweaks with the IS F, and has the same bulging hood and stance. Best of all, it's rear-wheel drive, unlike the now-traditional all-wheel drive layout.
Under the hood of the 2022 IS500 F Sport Performance is an upgraded version of the IS F's 5.0 L V8. The latter produces 472 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque, figures of which are the same as the RC F coupe. This monstrous amount of power is delivered to the rear wheels via an 8-speed automatic transmission, and a limited-slip differential is standard. Adaptive dampers are also onboard, as is enhanced brakes and exclusive 19-inch wheels. All of these upgrades allow for a 4.5 second 0-60 mph time, according to Lexus.
Styling wise, the IS500 F Sport has hood bulges, reshaped bumpers, a different rear diffuser, and a lip spoiler. Adding to the sports sedan's aggressive appearance is dark window trim and blacked-out F Sport badges galore. Inside the IS500 gets different pedals and a special digital gauge cluster animation.
Pricing for the 2022 Lexus IS500 F Sport Performance has yet to be released, but more details should arrive as it gets closer to its fall on sale date.