Lexus is now going to have an F Sport Trim for its LS 500 model. Debuted at the New York this year the new 2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport will feature an improvised chassis with sporty design power and feel. The 2018 LS 500 is a new flagship sedan and the company has launched it’s different trims in every Auto Show of 2017. As the Lexus LS 500 is based on the Global Architecture platform, so in LS 500 F Sports this platform provides agility, quickness of response, and smooth driving experience.
2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport Exterior
The new LS 500 F Sports trim can be identified easily with its exclusive ultra white and Nova Blue exterior colors. It now has bold front façade along with newly designed and textured grille. The functional side grilles are also bigger providing the optimum cooling effect. The new grille took five months of hard work to get into this shape and design while utilizing the CAD software. The front fenders are housing the exquisite F Sports badges. The package includes the enhanced trunk moldings along with rocker panels. The exterior look is furnished with 20 inches alloy wheels housed by 245/45 front tires and 275/40 rear tires.
Lexus LS 500 F Sport 2018 Interior
The sport sedan variant carries the same interior and cabin as the base Lexus LS 500 model, however, boosted features and trims have been added to give it more aggressive look. The front bucket seats with perforated pattern have been redesigned to offer comfort and support. It caters sporty alloy pedals and exclusive aluminum trims. The headliner and seats have microsuede inserts. The F Sport trim just like the Lexus LFA supercar model also features a digital instrument cluster which is driver-centric and a unique sporty steering wheel. The shift handle has also perforated leather. The buyer can even opt for Circuit Red color for the interior.
The F Sports trim will cater the similar safety techs like the Lexus LS 500. It will also have the exclusive Lexus Safety System with advanced safety suite including spontaneous Pedestrian Detection along with new steering system. This new system not only applies brakes but also steers around the vehicle in case of an unexpected pedestrian collision. It also features Blind Spot monitoring and colored head-up display to show any impending walker.
2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport interior
The new Lexus LS F Sports will have dual powertrain, i.e. petrol and hybrid. The first one is a 3.5-liter V6 engine long with dual turbochargers. The engine is aimed to provide 415 horsepower and a torque of 442 pounds-feet. The LS 500 F Sport gets top of the tehcnology automatic transmission with 10-speed. You can choose the handling package can also be paired with the v6 petrol engine which comes with features like active rear steering and changeable ratio steering.
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The V6 engine accelerates the vehicle from 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds in rear wheel drive mode. The hybrid version along with light weighted lithium-ion battery and two electric motors will have a 3.5-litre Atkinson cycle V6 petrol engine. The engine maximizes the torque with the dual WT-I and direct fuel injection D-4S and generates 354 horsepower. It reaches from 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. The vehicle now has a sport-tuned suspension, which can alter the weight speedily. Brakes have been modified for bigger wheels and now have 6 and 4 piston calipers in front and at the rear respectively.
Price and Release date
The new Lexus LS 500 F Sports will be available at the dealership in the first quarter of 2018. The pricing will be revealed closer to the selling date.
2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport photos