20 Mar 2021: Lexus announces 'Launch Edition' of IS 500 F SPORT Performance
Japanese luxury carmaker Lexus has introduced a 'Launch Edition' model of its 2022 IS 500 F SPORT Performance sedan. The car is limited to 500 units and will be sold exclusively in North America.
It comes with a brand-new 'Incognito' color scheme, updated 19-inch wheels, a unique serialized 'Launch Edition' badge, and a 5.0-liter V8 engine.
Here's our roundup.
Exteriors: It has an aggressive front profile
The 2022 Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance Launch Edition features a sloping roofline, an aggressive blacked-out grille, sleek headlights, and split taillights.
It is flanked by dual-tone ORVMs, blacked-out B-pillars, and 7-spoke, matte-black 19-inch BBS forged wheels, which are nearly 2kg lighter than the wheels on the standard IS F SPORT.
The sedan is offered in a single 'Incognito' color.
Fact: Under the hood, it packs a 5.0-liter V8 engine
The Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance Launch Edition draws power from a 5.0-liter V8 naturally-aspirated motor that produces 472hp of power at 7,100rpm and 535.5Nm of torque at 4,800rpm. The motor comes paired to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.
Interiors: It flaunts a luxurious cabin with dual-tone seats
Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance Launch Edition offers an upscale cabin with two-tone 'Ultrasuede' trim on the seats, door accents, and the center console.
It sports a heated steering wheel with silver ash wood accents and a black F SPORT Performance badge.
The instrument cluster boots an exclusive 'Launch Edition' start-up animation while passenger safety is ensured by the Lexus Safety System+ 2.5.
Fact: 2022 Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance Launch Edition: Availability
The limited-edition Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance Launch Edition sedan is expected to arrive at dealerships in North America later this Fall and the pricing details will be announced closer to the launch.