Lexus Confirms “F” Performance Cars

December 6, 2006

Lexus confirms that its new performance range of vehicles will bear “F” badges, and will make their first showing at the 2007Detroit auto show in January. The new range is being pitched as a competitor for Mercedes’ AMG and BMW’s M brands.

The “F” range will make its debut with the 2008 Lexus IS-F, a high-powered version of the existing compact sedan. Lexus also promises a concept car in the “F” idiom for the show, which opens to the media on January 7.


The IS-F, Lexus says, will feature unique styling and a “substantial boost in power from a V-8 powerplant that will captivate performance car enthusiasts when it goes on sale next year.” Spy shots published by TheCarConnection earlier this year suggest that the car could borrow a version of the 380-hp V-8 found in the new LS 460 sedan.


The unveiling will take place on January 8 at Cobo Hall.

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