Lexus un­veils a dash­ing duo of high per­form­ers

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

LOTS of news from the Lexus lux­ury brand, in­clud­ing a re­vised IS model with bet­ter econ­omy and emis­sions, a rapid re­sponse 40GB nav­i­ga­tion unit and DABready au­dio.

Prices start at £24,350 for the 220d SE. Tak­ing a cue of sorts from the high per­for­mance IS F is the F-Sport with 18 inch wheels, an IS F type front grille and rear spoiler, sports seats and so on.

The IS 250 F-Sport also has low­ered sus­pen­sion. Prices: from £28,290 for the 220d ver­sion. The nav­i­ga­tion is £2,350 and DAB au­dio would add £360.

Mean­while, part two: Lexus an­nounced that just 50 of the world to­tal of 500 LFA su­per­coupé model will be of­fered with a Nur­bur­gring pack to mark the car’s en­try in a race there next month.

Power goes up to “more than 562bhp”, gearshift times are re­duced to 0.15 sec­onds and the 0-62mpg time is now 3.7 sec­onds, with a max of 202mph thanks to more down­force.

The LFA has a mid­mounted 4.8 litre V10 en­gine in a car­bon fi­bre body. Pro­duc­tion of the re­tail cars be­gins in De­cem­ber. The de­posit is 25,000 eu­ros and the likely end cost is £336,000. Or­der now to avoid miss­ing out

POW­ER­FUL PAIR: The Lexus F-Sport, above, and the LFA su­per­coupé.

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