There are only a handful of cars in the marketplace that combine true performance with the all-out pleasure of driving a convertible, and there’s only one that can proudly wear the Lexus badge. The IS 350 C is special enough in its own right, but now Lexus offers the IS 350 C F-Sport Special Edition, a limited run of just 175 cars that adds an entire range of F-Sport performance accessories for a truly exclusive experience.
The IS 350 C F-Sport Special Edition (MSRP $55,120) starts with the performance you’d expect from such a special car: At its heart is a 3.5-liter dual overhead cam V6 with Variable Vavle Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), capable of 306hp at 6,400 rpm. The six-speed automatic transmission features steering wheel mounted paddle shifters for more spirited driving adventures.
Where the IS 350 C F-Sport Special Edition diverges from the IS 350 C is in the awe-inspiring list of unique features included as part of this special build. Nineteen-inch F-Sport Full-Face Forged Alloy Wheels with unique finish are shod with a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Tires.
The IS 350 C F-Sport’s front suspension is also upgraded with front and rear performance shocks developed in cooperation with Bilstein®. Lowering springs reduce ride height by one inch front and rear, resulting in a more aggressive appearance and lower center of gravity. The sway bar kit included in this special build reduces body roll and provides flatter cornering.
Exterior modifications continue with an exclusive F-Sport badge. This special edition is only available in two colors: Obsidian or Starfire Pearl. Drivers will see further down the road thanks to Bi-Xenon High Intensity Headlamps with LED Daytime Running Lights.
Inside, the equipment and features unique to the IS 350 C F-Sport Special Edition continue with black and red seats in semi-aniline leather trim, with red contrasting stitching. Premium interior amenities include heated and ventilated front seats, wood interior trim and a Lexus Navigation System. The hard disk drive (HDD) Lexus Navigation System has a seven-inch VGA touch-screen, Bluetooth® phone book download capabilities, Voice Command casual language voice recognition, XM® NavTraffic, XM® NavWeather, and XM® Sports and Stocks. The screen also comprises the Lexus Enform™ telematics system with Safety Connect™, with 24-hour Destination Assist, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, an Emergency Assist button, Stolen Vehicle Notification and Automatic Collision Notification.
F-Sport floor mats protect the carpet, and a Special Build interior badge indicates that this is just one of a select number of cars.
“The F Sport Special Edition builds on the IS 350C and takes the fun of the convertible up another notch,” said Mark Templin, Lexus Division group vice president and general manager. “The racing inspired F Sport accessories on this car were precision engineered specifically for this vehicle, allowing us to provide performance without compromise.” To learn more about how to get one of these 175 special cars, contact us before they’re gone.