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      07-21-2010, 02:54 PM   #1
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Lexus IS F-Sport Sedan Line for 2011 - Updated pics

Found this on clublexus...thought I'd share

All-New IS 350 All-Wheel Drive Model
New F Sport Package for IS 250/350 Rear-Wheel Drive Model
The F Sport Package available for the 2011 IS 250/350 RWD takes inspiration from the IS F ultra-performance sedan, combining special suspension and steering tuning and 18-inch wheels with distinctive design touches. Giving the IS 250/350 F Sport Package model a sporty demeanor are a front lip spoiler and rear deck spoiler, plus the 18-inch alloy wheels with a dark super-chrome finish. There is also a matching dark-chrome front grille insert, and a new Ultrasonic Blue exterior color is available in conjunction with the F Sport Package. Inside, special F Sport heated front seats feature a special microfiber insert and leather side bolsters to provide more grip for the driver and passenger during cornering. The package also adds F Sport badging to the steering wheel, shift knob and doorsill scuff plates.
Revised Front Styling and Interior Trim

UPDATED PICS 08/10/10 - http://www.autoguide.com/gallery/gal...ort/?g2_page=1

Standard is350

is350 w/ F Sport Package





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      07-21-2010, 03:46 PM   #2
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I dunno man... Those front splitters on the corners look like shit that high off the ground.

Otherwise, it looks good. Glad they're finally releasing an AWD 350.
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Like the old one more. The LED integration in the front is horrible and the front bumper does not go with the rest of the car, this is a cosmetic change for the sake of being a change. Nothing constructive.
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Someone please remove the pointy triangle from Lexus' design language.
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- F sport package is a direct copy of M Sport package
- LED strip on headlights is a direct copy of Audi LED strip on headlights
- Front bumper is hideous
- F Sport badge on the fender looks stupid
- Even Lexus people don't like it:
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Thew IS is FUGLY! i only like the tailights. looks like a wanabe F. Fugly fugly fugly! the headlights look disgusting too.
This car is a terrible attempt at keeping up with the German manufactures by copying everything they do. The car is hideous.

Corolla front bumper looks exactly the same:
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Clearly the fanboi thread du jour.
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I like it. Looks better than the current verison imo.
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isf design > this
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Clearly the fanboi thread du jour.
You have to be a fanboi to like it. Honestly they looked fine, why f*ck it up?
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You have to be a fanboi to like it. Honestly they looked fine, why f*ck it up?
LOL!

Clearly you have no idea what you're talking about. Where did I say I like it?
The comments are amusing coming from a BMW forum. Who is BMW to criticize on design appearance, considering that they've chosen the Audi "every car looks the same" design language. A4/A6/A8 and 3/5/7 series....mirror images of each other with different proportions.

The pictures that have been shown here are actually of the IS 350 with full F-sport accessories. The regular IS 350 still looks essentially the same. So what exactly did they f*ck up???

As an F owner, I'm actually less than impressed that Lexus expanded the paint line up to include Ultra Sonic Blue on other models (new IS 350 and IS C). It still looks best on the F and should have remained exclusive to it.
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I should have clarified that the pictures up are of the is w/ f sport pkg. I added a pic of the standard is350. I agree that the ultrasonic blue should have stayed a IS-F exclusive paint color similar to interlagos blue for the M3. Interesting reactions, IMO I think its a sharp looking car and competition always produces better products so the more the better
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LOL!

Clearly you have no idea what you're talking about. Where did I say I like it?
The comments are amusing coming from a BMW forum. Who is BMW to criticize on design appearance, considering that they've chosen the Audi "every car looks the same" design language. A4/A6/A8 and 3/5/7 series....mirror images of each other with different proportions.

The pictures that have been shown here are actually of the IS 350 with full F-sport accessories. The regular IS 350 still looks essentially the same. So what exactly did they f*ck up???

As an F owner, I'm actually less than impressed that Lexus expanded the paint line up to include Ultra Sonic Blue on other models (new IS 350 and IS C). It still looks best on the F and should have remained exclusive to it.
Since most everything Lexus do is unoriginal (including the color to commonize between their normal and F-Models), you dont even have a leg to stand when you take a moral high ground regarding creativity. Just look at the LED's, integrated in exactly the same place you find them in Audi's.

Even Lotus took time to integrate them somewhere else.
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Since most everything Lexus do is unoriginal (including the color to commonize between their normal and F-Models), you dont even have a leg to stand when you take a moral high ground regarding creativity. Just look at the LED's, integrated in exactly the same place you find them in Audi's.

Even Lotus took time to integrate them somewhere else.
Such a lame argument to bring Lotus into the discussion considering who they had to go to to build their motors.

Apparently, making their model lines look different is "unoriginal" compared to the copy cat design strategy of BMW and Audi?...lol.

There are multiple car companies...including Ferrari....that put the LED threads just below the lamps....how many other places can you put them???
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This car is a terrible attempt at keeping up with the German manufactures by copying everything they do. The car is hideous.
What do you want them to do exactly give me a break...Audi has S-Line, Bmw M-Sport, Lexus F design........how can they do different.........this forum kills me something...Bmw is not where the world ends....
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There are multiple car companies...including Ferrari....that put the LED threads just below the lamps....how many other places can you put them???
Exactly my point....I guess we wont win against fanboys....
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