Speaking to the Motoring media, Scott Thompson, the boss of the Australian subsidiary of Lexus, hinted that there would be no new IS F. "This is one of my favorite cars … but there is no plan for the moment, "said the manager.

Strong emitters of CO2, sports are a handicap for many manufacturers who have to deal with ever stricter antipollution standards. Not to mention the customers. Today, even the "small" compact sports like the Renault Mégane R.S are plummeted by penalties beyond standard … 12,500 euros to the purchase.

Recall that Lexus is developing a new generation of its IS model, based on the new TNGA architecture of the parent company Toyota. The new Lexus IS should not be introduced until 2021 …

If a new Lexus IS F came to light however, we imagine that the Japanese would abandon the V8 block 5.0-liter atmospheric of the old generation – an engine that is still under the hood of the current RC F-Le V6 3.5 liter biturbo of the LS 500 (417 horsepower on the limousine) would make an example of a good candidate. The old IS F claimed 422 horses. Only remain to operate a small rise in power …

Source: Motoring

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