2022 IS 500 F Sport Performance Launch Edition Brings Style and V8 PowerMarch 19th, 2021
Lexus recently announced that the V8 is coming back to the IS with the announcement of the 2022 IS 500 F Sport Performance. Now, we have word that the Japanese automaker is bringing out a limited edition of the car for those who wish to grab one of the first of the powerful sedans.
The 2022 Lexus IS 500 F SPORT Performance Launch Edition has the same 5.0-liter V8 engine under its raised hood as all IS 500s, cranking out 472 horsepower and 395 lb-ft. of torque. What makes the Launch Edition special is all in its appearance and its rarity -just 500 will be made.
The car comes in an exclusive dark grey color called “Incognito.” It’s also got a unique two-toned black and grey interior, with Ultrasuede on the seating surfaces, doors, and center console. Another special touch is the silver ash wood along the top of the leather-wrapped steering wheel.
There’s also a special Launch Edition badge on the center console, indicating the car’s serial number. In addition, it rides on special 7-spoke, lightweight 19″ BBS forged alloy rims, which complement the car’s blacked-out grille, trunk spoiler, and front and rear aero parts.
Lexus has yet to announce pricing for the IS 500 F Sport Performance in either its Launch Edition or regular production models, but the cars should be arriving in dealerships in the Fall of 2021.