Lexus Just Revealed Their New V8-Powered Sedan – And It’s More Powerful Than Ever
After being quiet for quite some time, Lexus is once again making headlines with its up and coming 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance. As the newest addition to the F Sport sub-brand, the F Sport Performance promises to kick things up a notch with its three-tiered system that can match BMW's M Sport, M Performance, and M series stratification.
The new model, which is reminiscent of the original 2008 IS F that was later discontinued, has the same naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine. Only this time, it is capable of 472 horsepower and 395 pound-feet of torque. For cars as packed and powerful as this, having reliable automotive PCBs is paramount. They must be durable enough to survive extreme environmental conditions and vibrations, and capable of staying completely operative for a long period of time despite the immense amount of power a car with a V8 engine uses.
Fortunately, a lot of PCB designs are created in footprint libraries so it’s easier to integrate mechanical workflows. By decreasing the number of design spins required during the final assembly, boards are created with better quality. This is very likely what Lexus engineers will do to create durable circuit boards that can withstand continuous use at full power. There’s also a big chance for the Japanese automaker to increase the incorporation of advanced safety, convenience and comfort systems into their PCB, considering how these factors have been noted to drive growth these past few years.
With a motor mated to the rear wheels through the familiar eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic transmission and a quad-tip sport exhaust system, the exciting sedan is expected to go from zero to sixty miles per hour in 4.5 seconds. Certain agility upgrades, like the Torsen limited-slip differential and Lexus' Adaptive Variable Suspension, are also being added on top of the standard Dynamic Handling Package to make the successor of the IS F even more competitive.
To boost comfort, stability, and responsiveness, Lexus employed the same tricks they used on the LC 500 Coupe and Convertible. The luxury division of Toyota added an additional Yamaha rear performance chassis damper into the IS 500 F Sport Performance. Some of the other features that will make car enthusiasts love the newest V8-powered sedan are the lighter 19-inch Enkei wheels, the 14-inch two-piece aluminum brakes, and the 12.7-inch rear stoppers.
Aside from boasting a wide variety of amazing specs, the IS 500 F Sport Performance is also expected to turn heads once it starts hitting the highways of North America. With a raised hood bulge, reshaped front bumpers and fenders, dark chrome trim, and Black F Sport Performance badging, this Lexus sedan will surely be a looker.
The 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance will be joining the recently updated IS 300 turbo four-banger and V6-powered IS 300 AWD and IS 350. Lexus shared that the pricing for the powerful sedan, the unique color choices, and specific fuel economy will all be announced closer to the IS 500 F’s launch, which is expected to happen this fall.
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