The 416 hp
371 lb-ft of torque
from the IS F's 5.0-liter V8 deliver a 0-to-60 time of just 4.6 seconds
 . It's a technological
tour de force that includes titanium intake valves, direct fuel injection and
Variable Valve Timing with intelligence and Electronic intake valve timing (VVT-iE).
Ratings achieved using the required premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 or higher. If premium fuel is not used, performance will decrease.
Performance figures are for comparison only and were obtained with prototype vehicles by professional drivers using special safety equipment and procedures. Do not attempt.
Two-Stage Intake System
The dual intake system provides smooth power at low-to-medium speeds then opens
wide at elevated rpm for maximum power and torque.
Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management System
This sophisticated Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM)
system adds a comprehensive Sport mode on the IS F that supports high-performance driving.
Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) is an electronic system designed to help the driver maintain vehicle control under adverse conditions. It is not a substitute for safe driving practices. Factors including speed, road conditions and driver steering input can all affect whether VDIM will be effective in preventing a loss of control. Please see your Owner's Manual for further details.
This IS F's Sport Direct-Shift transmission uses a special lock-up clutch for
improved responsiveness, plus a control system that enables virtually instant
manual upshifts (as quick as 0.1 seconds) and blips the throttle on downshifts,
while giving the driver full control over gear selection.
Stopping quickly and consistently is not only a good idea in terms of safety, it also helps reduce lap times. Brembo® crafted a special brake system
for the IS F, including massive six-piston aluminum calipers that clamp huge 14.2-inch cross-drilled rotors in front and two-piston calipers with 13.6-inch cross-drilled rotors in the rear to help provide short, drama-free stops.
High-friction brakes are standard equipment for the front brakes only and require periodic inspection and measurement as outlined in the Warranty and Services Guide. The pads and rotors are expected to experience greater wear than conventional brakes. Pad life may be less than 20,000 miles, and brake rotor life may be less than 50,000 miles depending on driving conditions.
At the front of the vehicle we find a modern variation on the double-wishbone design. The system also uses a coil-over style shock absorber and spring assembly. Monotube gas-pressure shock absorbers are employed with stiffer springs and a larger stabilizer bar—all optimized to precisely control body, wheel and suspension motion.
The rear suspension is also a contemporary twist on the classic double wishbone, this time in multi-link form. Like the front suspension, it has been extensively modified and tuned for high-performance duty, using higher rate springs and monotube shock absorbers with damping curves tailored to the IS F.
The extensive reworking of the suspension that occurred in 2011 included reducing spring rates, larger anti-roll bars, longer bump stops and more. These modifications have carried over to the 2012 IS F, and they make it more than competitive with other vehicles in its class.
TORSEN® Torque-Sensing Rear Differential
The IS F is equipped with a torque-sensing limited-slip TORSEN® rear differential
that matches available engine power to changing traction conditions of the rear wheels. This innovative feature intuitively channels more power to the rear wheel with the greatest traction. Unlike conventional traction-control systems, it does so without reducing engine power or applying the brakes to the slipping wheel. Increased traction means more power and a more exhilarating performance through turns and curves.
TORSEN® is a registered trademark of Zexel Torsen, Inc.
Specifications, features, equipment, technical data,
performance figures, options, and color and trim are based upon
information available at time of posting, are subject to change without
notice, are for the State of Hawaii vehicles and may differ in the
mainland U.S.A. vehicles and in other regions. For more
information, call 808-54-LEXUS (808-545-3987).