Skip to main content

2013 Lexus IS F

Sometimes fortune really smiles on even shiftless car-reviewing Dutchmen like myself, I must admit. I had come into Austin, TX the week before I was supposed to meet up with the good people at Lexus, who had graciously invited me to drive the 2014 IS. I flew in early because Austin is a pretty good place to eat, as well as being a place that my wife doesn't live. Let me say that a nicer way... while my stunningly attractive wife pretty much represents all things good and light in this world, she does occasionally shoot me a sideways glance when I dig in for my fifth Tacodeli breakfast... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
5.0L V8
Power:
416 HP / 371 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Automatic
As-Tested Price:
$65,804
  • 0
    Lexus IS F
    Official: Final Lexus IS F rolls off assembly line in Japan, bound for US
    1407158880

    We knew this day would come, but it's nonetheless a bit of a sad one for Lexus enthusiasts as the very last example of the IS F has rolled off the assembly line in Tahara, Japan. Decked out in its trademark bright blue, the final IS F is destined for a customer right here in the United States. Far from just another now-defunct model in an endless ...

  • 0
    Lexus IS F
    Report: The cars that won't live to see 2015 [w/video] [UPDATE]
    1406149020

    Every year in the fast-paced automotive industry brings new models, but it also spells the end for some that have been less successful. This year will be no exception. Japan's automakers make up the bulk of the list of discontinued models for the 2015 model year: Acura is replacing the TL and TSX with the new TLX sedan, Honda is bidding farewell to the ...

  • 0
    Lexus IS F
    Teased: Lexus teases Detroit-bound F Performance Coupe... again
    1387484820

    A few weeks ago, Lexus released a teaser image of its upcoming Detroit Auto Show reveal, simply calling it the "next Lexus F." Now, a new shot of the Detroit-bound car has been sent out, and while we still don't know what the new model will be called, we can tell you this: it's a coupe. Originally, we assumed the new Lexus F model would be the successor ...

  • 0
    Lexus IS F
    Teased: 'Next Lexus F' teased ahead of Detroit debut
    1386612900

    We've got absolutely zero actual information from the automaker on what its "Next Lexus F" will be, other than what was just released today in this brief press release and lone teaser image, but our best guess is that it's the next-generation IS-F sedan. The timing would make sense, considering that the latest IS just hit the market earlier this year as a ...

  • 0
    Lexus IS F
    Official: Lexus IS F avoids cancellation, priced from $63,350*
    1375723800

    Ever since the redesigned Lexus IS hit the scene, we've been wondering about the 416-horsepower IS F model, and now we finally have some answers. For 2014, the IS F carries over with the previous bodystyle, and Lexus gives its sport sedan some small changes to go with a higher starting price of $63,350 (*not including $910 for destination) when it goes on ...

  • 0
    Lexus IS F
    Spy Shots: Lexus readying hot IS F Coupe
    1373909400

    The 2014 Lexus IS sedan has been turning heads and dividing public opinion since we first drove it. Then, as now, we knew that a revamped IS F would be in the offing at some point, but until today we had no idea what form the Lexus would take. Our first ever batch of 2015 Lexus IS F spy shots has just come across the transom, and the camouflaged coupe ...

  • 0
    Lexus IS F
    Quick Spin: 2013 Lexus IS F
    1364238000

    Sometimes fortune really smiles on even shiftless car-reviewing Dutchmen like myself, I must admit. I had come into Austin, TX the week before I was supposed to meet up with the good people at Lexus, who had graciously invited me to drive the 2014 IS. I flew in early because Austin is a pretty good place to eat, as well as being a place that my wife ...

  • 0
    Lexus IS F
    Rumormill: Will the next-gen Lexus IS F have a twin-turbo V6?
    1345039260

    The Lexus IS F, Japan's answer to the European BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C63, has been with us since its introduction at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show. The first-generation sedan is fitted with the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 (2UR-GSE) from Toyota, a powerplant shared with the hybrid Lexus LS 600h. Tuned by Yamaha, the engine is rated at 416 horsepower ...

  • 0
    Lexus IS F
    Spy Shots: Lexus IS F Convertible wings in to the 'Ring
    1342544400

    Behold our first clear look at what could be a Lexus IS F Convertible. This retractable hardtop version of the high-performance IS F sedan has just been spotted pounding around the Nürburgring by our spy shooters, complete with a full suite of go faster aesthetic tweaks. The drophead wears the same aggressive front fascia and flared bodywork as the ...

  • 0
    Lexus IS F
    Motorsports: Lexus heading to Pikes Peak Hill Climb with IS F CCS-R race car
    1339083060

    The contingent of race cars that will compete in the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb continues to grow, with the latest coming from Lexus. Today, the automaker announced that its IS F Circuit Club Sport Racer will compete in this year's race to the clouds. First seen at the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon, The IS F CCS-R will be looking to to prove it's ...

  • 0
    Lexus IS F
    Video: Watch Lexus SEMA showcars get crushed
    1338249480

    Anyone familiar with the annual SEMA show should recognize the name Fox Marketing. After all, the company shows up to the tuning show in Las Vegas every year with an interesting creation or two. But now, we're going to watch two of those modded vehicles meet their demise. In the video, Brian Fox talks about the two vehicles being sent to the crusher ...

  • 0
    Lexus IS F
    Review: 2011 Lexus IS F [w/video]
    1324400220

    New Updates Soften Japan's Super Sedan Mid-course corrections are a common occurrence when speaking about high-flying commercial aircraft and oceangoing freighters – both are often pushed off track by errant winds and powerful currents. But when it comes to automobiles, a mid-course correction can be a sign that something was wrong the moment a new ...

  • 0
    Lexus IS F
    Official: Lexus IS F Circuit Club Sport Package comes into focus
    1322172000

    Lexus has turned its already fast IS F over to the go-fast guys at Toyota Racing Development. The finished product is the IS F Circuit Club Sport, and the sport sedan wears a wide range of aero and mechanical improvements. We've known this model was coming for some time thanks to a 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon concept and details spouted late this summer, but ...

  • 0
    Lexus IS F
    Video: Lexus lines up LFA against IS F on UK track
    1305935940

    Lexus UK finally has its first LFA on the Queen's home turf. Rather than take it on a glam tour by propping it up in shiny showrooms, Lexus is taking it to the track. It's also bringing along a camera to record the sights and sounds that come along with the two-door supercar. Recently, the LFA lined up at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Grounds alongside its ...

  • 0
    Lexus IS F
    Toyota and Lexus show off at Tokyo Auto Salon
    1295301600

    You've seen the Toyota GRMN iQ Racing Concept (lucky you!), and now it's time to divert your attention towards the rest of the Japanese automaker's wares being shown off at the Tokyo Auto Salon. First up is the Toyota Prius G Sports Concept (pictured), which features the kind of gaping maw only the Mama Cylon could love. Rounding out Toyota's offerings ...

  • 0
    Lexus IS F
    Toyota and Lexus show off at Tokyo Auto Salon
    1295290800

    You've seen the Toyota GRMN iQ Racing Concept (lucky you!), and now it's time to divert your attention towards the rest of the Japanese automaker's wares being shown off at the Tokyo Auto Salon. First up is the Toyota Prius G Sports Concept, which features the kind of gaping maw only the Mama Cylon could love. Rounding out Toyota's offerings is the TRD ...

  • 0
    Lexus IS F
    Report: Lotus to target Europe's best, evolve from lightweight to luxury
    1277251020

    Yesterday Lotus did something rather... odd. The Malasian-owned British sports car maker sent the entire automotive world a high-res picture of Stonehenge and announced it represented the, "Dawn of a new era." We initially interpreted this to mean that the new Lotus Esprit would show up in Paris. We still think we're right about that part, but Lotus ...

  • 0
    Lexus IS F
    First Drive: 2010 Lexus LS460 Sport Package is F-ing with perfection
    1260982620

    When Lexus introduced the IS F, enthusiasts were suitably skeptical about the automaker's attempt to go head-to-head with the Germans. After all, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz have specialized in creating autobahn-burning, Nordschleife-honed handlers for decades. And then we drove it. To everyone's surprise, Lexus pulled it off, but we figured it might ...

  • 0
    Lexus IS F
    REPORT: Lexus preparing soft-top SC430 successor
    1247147880

    While the Lexus IS C is enjoying strong early sales and the luxury Toyota marque prepares to launch a version with the 5.0-liter V8 from the IS F, the top-of-the-line SC 430 grows increasingly irrelevant and long-in-the-tooth. However, contrary to reports that surfaced this time last year – 'tis the season for convertibles, after all – Lexus ...

  • 0
    Lexus IS F
    Review: 2009 Lexus IS F pursues perfection, might need more personality
    1244217420

    The Lexus IS F is the sole Japanese contender in a crowd of compact high-performance sport sedans. Boasting a full complement of performance upgrades, including a 5.0-liter V8 mated to a quick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission, the 416-horsepower sedan blasts to 60 mph in well under five seconds. But the stats only tell part of the tale. Do the ...

Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle