Lexus has whipped the covers off its sportiest limousine at the New York Auto Show - the new range-topping LS 500 F-Sport.
Following the unveiling of the LS 500 sedan at January's Detroit Motor Show, the F-Sport borrows the same petrol and hybrid powerplants with the same outputs.
That means a 310kW/600Nm 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine or a 220kW/350Nm 3.6-litre V6 hybrid system, the latter proving the oomph for the LS 500h F-Sport.
While the powerplants are the same, the F-Sport gets larger brakes and sports-tuned air-suspension to give the sedan a sportier appeal.
The F-Sport also features a number of cosmetic upgrades inside and out compared to the stock LS 500, including a new spindle front grille, side panels, a re-worked rear end and specific 20-inch alloy wheels, while F-Sport badging bedecks the fenders.
Inside, Lexus has upped the trim level of the F-Sport by adding a new steering wheel and LFA-inspired speedo and tachometer, aluminum pedals, suede trimmed seats and headliner. F-Sport models can also be specified with a red-trimmed interior.
The 2018 Lexus LS 500 F-Sport should arrive in Australia early next year.
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