Lexus New Zealand has launched an exclusive IS F ‘Red Edition’ of its performance V8, which will be available in showrooms from November
Just 10 of the ‘Red Edition’ model, each with a limited edition personalised plate, will be sold in New Zealand. They feature a unique red leather interior, distinctive 19 inch alloy wheels and an individually numbered ‘Red Edition’ plaque inside the vehicle.
Lexus Manager Debbie Pattullo says: “The IS F is our flagship performance model, and with the introduction of the ‘Red Edition’ we’re giving our customers an even more aggressive vehicle for the true sports car enthusiast.”
“With only 10 vehicles available, this special edition upgrades specification which will turn heads as well as being a dream to drive.”
Red leather accents feature on the front and rear seats, steering wheel and gear shift lever.
The wheel and tyre package features new 14 spoke BBS alloy wheels and larger tyre/rim size, up from 8 to 8.5 inch for improved grip.
The sequentially numbered ‘Red Edition’ dashboard plaque and licence plate starting with ISF001 highlights the exclusivity of this model.
All new IS F models receive dynamic and visual changes for 2012, including upgraded suspension components and visual enhancements to the exterior and interior.
Suspension revisions include the adoption of all-new Sachs low friction front shock absorbers that improve high speed response to steering inputs.
And at the rear, spring rates have also been changed to better work in concert with the revised front end.
Inside, the IS F receives new dark carbon-fibre look centre console inserts and a new exterior colour, Mercury Grey.
The Lexus IS F is powered by a, 5.0 litre V8 engine generating 311kW at 6600rpm and 505Nm of torque at 5200rpm that is Euro 5 compliant.
The engine is mated to an eight-speed Sports Direct Shift (SPDS) automatic transmission and accelerates from 0-100km/h in just 4.8 seconds.