21
July
2010
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03:00
Europe/Amsterdam

Is f: f-sport grade

&bull IS F-style exterior design features, bespoke 18" alloys and F-Sport badging

&bull Enhanced interior design

&bull Improved Sports suspension and Electric Power Steering (EPS) control (F-Sport IS 250)A new, enhanced, F-Sport grade is available with all three powertrains of the 2011 IS model range. It enhances the existing F-Sport design with an expanded range of exclusive, exterior and interior styling details and bespoke sports suspension tuning (F-Sport IS 250).

To the front, F-Sport models may be instantly identified through an IS F-style upper and lower grille mesh pattern, a smoke coated upper grille frame and a revised lower bumper design incorporating aerodynamic lip spoilers beneath the foglamp housings.

In profile, the new F-Sport grade adds bespoke front wing badging and exclusive, 225/40R18 front and 255/40R18 rear 18" aluminium alloy wheels. To the rear, the IS F-style rear spoiler now incorporates a high mounted stop lamp design identical to that of the IS F. The F-Sport grade is available in a choice of seven IS F exterior colours, including Ultrasonic Blue Mica.

On board, the sporting environment of the F-Sport's exclusive Black-on Black interior colour scheme is enhanced through bespoke, high-gloss, Steel Blue metallic trim inserts to the centre console and door panels. And the appearance of the leather/fabric sports seats.

In addition, the F-Sport IS 250 may also be equipped with revised, F-Sport suspension tuning to enhance steering feel, cornering stability, rear tracking and handling agility. Front and rear coil spring rate and shock absorber damping force have been optimised to combine high level steering stability with excellent ride comfort. The multi-link rear suspension system shares numerous IS F components to enhance suspension bush and stabiliser bar rigidity. And the exclusive, 18" alloys further enhance dynamic performance by combining high rigidity with a reduction in weight of 2.6kg per unit.

In conjunction with these suspension upgrades, the enhanced F-Sport package incorporates ECU control constant changes to the vehicle-speed sensing Electric Power Steering (EPS), to further improve steering feel and stability.