Lexus unveils 2022 IS 500 F SPORT Performance Launch Edition. Only 500 serialized vehicles will be produced (50 for Canada) and will be sold exclusively in North America.
The IS 500 Launch Edition will be powered by the same naturally aspirated 5.0-litre V8 engine introduced in the standard IS 500. Generating 472 hp at 7,100 rpm and 395 lb.-ft of peak torque at 4,800 rpm, the V8 engine offers a linear acceleration.
Standing apart from the standard IS 500, 2022 IS 500 Launch Edition interior builds upon Takumi craftsmanship with elevated interior materials, including sporty two-tone Black & Gray Ultrasuede trimmed front and rear seats, door accents, and centre console.
Besides, the heated leather-wrapped steering wheel receives a silver ash wood treatment with black F SPORT Performance badging, and the interior will be appointed with a serialized Launch Edition badge to highlight the vehicle’s exclusivity.
Moreover, the F SPORT combination instrumentation meter has been updated with an exclusive Launch Edition startup animation to further set this model apart from the standard IS 500.
Outside, the IS 500 Launch Edition possesses 19-inch split-seven-spoke forged alloy Matte Black BBS wheels from the IS F SPORT Dynamic Handling Package. Those wheels are approximately 4 pounds lighter per wheel compared to the standard 19-inch IS F SPORT wheel.
The vehicle will be sold exclusively in Incognito, an all-new colour for the Lexus lineup.
More information regarding MSRP and available options will be made available closer to launch.
2022 IS 500 F SPORT Performance and IS 500 F SPORT Performance Launch Edition are expected to arrive in dealerships later this Fall.