The Lexus IS F is powered by a naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 engine. This 32-valve DOHC motor has a 3.70-inch bore and a 3.53-inch stroke with a compression ratio of 11.8:1. Output for this engine is rated at 416 horsepower at 6,600 rpm and 371 pound-feet of torque at 5,200 rpm.
Speed and Handling
The IS F's V-8 engine propels the 3,805-pound sedan from zero-to-30 mph in 1.8 seconds and from zero-to-60 in just 4.7 seconds. Top gear acceleration from 45 to 65 mph takes 2.2 seconds and the vehicle runs through the quarter mile in 13 seconds at 111.7 mph. Braking from 60 mph to a stop takes 106 feet. The vehicle has a 33.5-foot turning circle.
The IS F's combination of V-8 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission yields 16 miles per gallon in the city and 23 on the highway.
The Lexus IS series of sedans serves as the automaker's entry into the sport sedan market. The IS F debuted as a 2008 model year offering and was the first F model from the brand, featuring a larger engine and sport tuned suspension.