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The Lexus IS-F is a high-performance variation of the IS line featuring a 5.0L V8 engine producing 416 horsepower. It was the first car produced by the sport-oriented F division of Lexus.

The IS-F is designed to compete with other sporty sedans such as the Audi RS4, BMW M3, and Cadillac CTS-V.

In 2012, Lexus updated the IS-F with a series of technical revisions including a limited-slip differential and redesigned exterior.

Games

Need for Speed: Undercover

The IS-F appears in Need for Speed: Undercover as a tier 2 vehicle that is unlocked upon reaching wheelman level 9 and cab be purchased for $167,500.

The top speed with stock performance is 222 mph (358 km/h), which is identical to that of the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4. It corners surprisingly well for its size and is durable in pursuits.

Diecast

A diecast edition IS-F can be unlocked by entering the cheat code "0;6,2;" in the cheat menu.

Need for Speed: World

The IS-F was made available in Need for Speed: World during the sixth closed beta session on June 28, 2010 as a tier 2 vehicle. Since August 22, 2012 it has been featured as a D class car.

It has a top speed of 158 mph (255 km/h) and a decent acceleration. However, it is also featured with several disadvantages; The nitrous produces poor speed boosts and its handling suffers from severe understeer. On February 7, 2012, the car received a retune where its performance was upgraded and a seventh gear was added.

The steering has a vague precision, which forces the player to brake in most corners to avoid contact with the wall. The handling is insufficient for competitive races, as many similarly ranging cars such as the Lexus IS 350 can easily outmatch it. It is more suited for Pursuit Outrun and Team Escape events.

Stock: 379 (D class) Maximum: 574 (B class)

Silver

The Silver style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost2300. It was made available on June 28, 2010.

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Performance Parts
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Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
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None Equipped
Class C Car 466
TopSpeedIcon2.png 551
AccelIcon2.png 567
HandlingIcon2.png 280
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Standard
SpeedBoost2300

Purple

The Purple style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon.png456,789. It was made available on November 16, 2010.

Before August 22, 2012, it could only be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 20 or above and cost Dollar icon.png250,000. On April 30, 2015, its price was lowered from Dollar icon.png550,000 as part of the End of the World event.

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Performance Parts
Stock Engine
Stock Forced Induction
Stock Transmission
Stock Suspension
Stock Brakes
Stock Tyres
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class D Car 379
TopSpeedIcon2.png 384
AccelIcon2.png 480
HandlingIcon2.png 274
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Standard
Dollar icon.png456,789

Synthes (Rental)

The Synthes style is a rental car that can be leased for SpeedBoost150. It was made available on June 27, 2010.

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Performance Parts
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Aftermarket Parts
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Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
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No Neon
Stock Window Tint
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Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class C Car 423
TopSpeedIcon2.png 467
AccelIcon2.png 527
HandlingIcon2.png 277
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Rental
SpeedBoost150

Synthes (Cash)

The Synthes style is a previous rental only car that can be purchased for Dollar icon.png275,000. It was made available on June 1, 2015 as part of the End of the World event.

It is fitted with various Street quality performance parts from different manufacturers, and a selection of aftermarket parts.

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Performance Parts
StreetBlueEngine.png
StreetBlueForcedInduction.png
StreetBlueTransmission.png
StreetRedSuspension.png
StreetRedBrakes.png
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
NFSWBodykitIcon.png
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
NFSWManufacturer 5Zigen.png
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
NFSWLoweringKitStage2.png
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class C Car 423
TopSpeedIcon2.png 467
AccelIcon2.png 527
HandlingIcon2.png 277
NFSVehicleRentalIcon.png
Rental
Dollar icon.png275,000

The Beauty

The Beauty style is a holiday themed car that costs SpeedBoost5500. It was released on February 8, 2011 as part of the Valentine's event.

It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, a selection of aftermarket parts, and a female driver.

NFSW Lexus IS-F Beauty.jpg
Performance Parts
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RaceBeigeForcedInduction.png
RaceBeigeTransmission.png
RaceBeigeSuspension.png
RaceBeigeBrakes.png
RaceBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
NFSWBodykitIcon.png
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
NFSWManufacturer ADR.png
NFSWNeon Pink.png
Stock Window Tint
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWStandardLicensePlate.png
Skill Mods
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WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
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WorldSkillPursuitSocialitie.png
Class B Car 506
TopSpeedIcon2.png 628
AccelIcon2.png 607
HandlingIcon2.png 284
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Holiday Themed
SpeedBoost5500

Shift 2: Unleashed

The IS-F appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Modern Road vehicle with a performance index rating of C 740 and handling rating of 3.10. It can be purchased for $45,000.

The V8 engine of the IS-F provides a lot of power and thus enables good acceleration times. It is capable of lower corner entry speeds than smaller two-door vehicles, but does feel controllable despite having a heavy mass.

By applying a Works upgrade on the car, it gets a massive increase in performance, like every other vehicle. If the player swaps the V8 engine with the V10 of the Lexus LFA, the IS-F gets a very quick acceleration at the cost of handling, which becomes more loose in cornering.

Trivia

  • Need for Speed: Undercover and Shift 2: Unleashed are the only games in the Need for Speed series to feature the IS-F with an 8-speed gearbox.
  • Before February 7, 2012, the IS-F even had a 6-speed gearbox in Need for Speed: World.
  • In Need for Speed: Undercover, several black IS-Fs can be seen driven by Chau Wu's henchmen.
    • The player steals one to escape the police after being framed for his murder.

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