Lexus apparently wanted to upgrade their high-performance IS-F sedan for 2011 but then thought it’s good enough, so they didn’t bother! The car is slightly revised and now comes with new LED daytime running lights, redesigned instrument binnacle and that’s about it. The car’s 5.0-litre V8 engine also remains unchanged but it now covers Euro 5 emission standards.
The performance and fuel consumption consumption remain intact during the process. The IS-F still does nought to 62mph in 4.8 seconds and has a top speed of 168mph.
For 2010 the car’s handling and stability were enhanced with the addition of a limited slip differential; in the latest raft of engineering adjustments, the front and rear coil springs and shock absorbers have been revised to improve ride comfort. The rear suspension geometry has also been tweaked to gain greater stability under higher loads when accelerating, braking and cornering. The result is all-round advances in damping control, cornering stability and steering response.
The new model also gets a new dark silver carbon fibre-style trim. 2011 Lexus IS-F is priced from £57,105.