11.02.2014

The Lexus IS-F Has HOW Much Power?

Rear 3/4 view of 2014 Lexus IS-F
2014 Lexus IS-F.
418 horsepower.

Zero to 60 in 4.2 seconds.

I had to look it up, but here are the cars that the 2014 Lexus IS-F is just as quick as from zero to 60:




  • 1966 AC Cobra 427
  • 2008 Alfa Romeo 8C
  • 2007 Aston Martin DBS V12
  • 2011 Audi S8 Turbo
  • 2012 Audi R8 4.2 V8
  • 2009 Audi R8 6.0 Quattro V12
  • 2013 BMW M3
  • 2013 BMW M4
  • 2012 BMW M6 Cabriolet
  • 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 392
  • 2002 Ferrari 575 M Fiorano
  • 2012 Jaguar F Type 5.0 Cabriolet
  • 2011 Jaguar XK R-S 5.0
  • 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo 5.0 V10 Spyder
  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Black Series Coupe
  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 
  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Edition 507 Coupe
  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG 
  • 2012 Mercedes-Bens SL63 AMG
  • 2011 Morgan Aero Coupe
  • 2008 Morgan Aeromax
  • 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S PDK
  • 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera S PDK
  • 2003 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
  • 2009 Porsche Panamera Turbo
  • 2002 TVR Tamora
Side view of 2014 Lexus IS-F
2014 Lexus IS-F.
Few, if any of those cars are available for the IS-F's base price of $63,350, are as day-in, day-out usable as a one and only everyday driver, are as economical---the EPA fuel economy estimate for the IS-F is 16 city/23 highway---and are as reliable as a Lexus. None of them are all of that.


Pedals for the 2014 Lexus IS-F
Pedals for the 2014 Lexus IS-F.
Put your foot down on the rightmost drilled aluminum pedal and you'll know the numbers above do not lie. It's akin to being shot out of a cannon. And the sound that comes from the exhaust when you press down is deep, throaty and menacing.  

The IS-F comes with a list of standard equipment too long to list here, so we will let Lexus do it for you here

Our test car came with only two options, a navigation system that also included an upgraded 14-speaker Mark Levinson surround sound audio system and the Lexus Enform app suite ($3,410) and Intuitive Park Assist with front and rear sensors ($500). With $910 delivery, processing and handling fee, the as-tested price was $68,170. 

Four years ago, Lexus' advertising quietly dropped its tagline "The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection".  They should bring it back, edited, for the IS-F as simply "Relentless Pursuit." It is a tour de force, and for those of us with a taste for sport but no stomach for the temperamental nature of many of the cars that can run with it, the IS-F's tantalizing blend of brute force and Lexus reliability is indeed perfection.

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