Lexus IS F discontinued due to poor sales

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 31, 2014

Although it was an impressive sports car and we were amazed by the sound of its V8 engine, the Lexus IS F was not quite popular and the 11,000 units sold from 2007 until today confirm it. As a result, the Dutch media found out from Lexus that the IS F has been discontinued.

The IS F uses a 5.0-liter V8 engine that generates 517 hp at 6,600 rpm and 505 Nm (372 lb-ft) of torque.

With these numbers, the vehicle is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.8 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 270 km/h or 168 mph. The Lexus RC F Coupe will be the replacement for the IS F.

This model was unveiled back in January at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show and is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine that develops 450 hp and more than 520 Nm (383 lb-ft) of torque.

Lexus says that the RC F Coupe will offer a better acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and a top speed than the IS F. What’s more interesting is that the new vehicle will also be more fuel efficient than the sedan as it uses the Atkinson cycle at cruising speeds and switches to Otto cycle at higher rpm.

Moreover, Lexus is planning to offer a production version of the LF-LC Concept that will be a successor to the SC. This model is expected to arrive in 2017 and will be powered by the same 5.0-liter V8 delivering around 475 hp, bolted to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

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