The last example of the Lexus IS F, a bold challenge to established heroes like the M3 and C 63 AMG, has rolled off the line at the company’s plant in Tahara, japan.
Announced in 2006, revealed in 2007 and launched here in late 2008, the IS F has proven a worthy introduction for the Lexus F range.
TMR first drove the IS F in early 2009, Tim O’Brien describing the car as “seriously quick, matched to an eight-speed auto with high-performance intent”.
“If Lexus sticks to the mission on this – please do, Lexus - we will have a truly sensational sporting sedan one or two models distant,” Tim wrote.
The years since have seen the 311kW hero sedan given a handful of updates, but with a new IS sedan on the scene - and a new M3 on the job - the time has come for the ageing IS F to put its feet up.
The IS F remains the only full-bottle F car to enter production - limited-edition LFA supercar aside - with dreams of larger GS F and LS F models yet to be fulfilled.
Still, reports suggest that a new IS F sedan is not far away, and Lexus has already revealed its new hero coupe, the RC F.
That may not be all, either, with Lexus understood to be in the development stages of a production LF-LC that will sit atop the range as a new halo model.
Good times ahead, then.
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