Being powered by a 416 hp 5.0-liter V8 bolted to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, the luxury performance sedan is a good alternative to the Mercedes C63 AMG or the BMW M3. Unfortunately, it looks like the customers are not that impressed with Lexus trying to reshape its image as a sportier brand, as only 486 units have been sold in US last year.
As a result, Lexus will discontinue the IS F starting from next year. According to a recent rumor, the Japanese carmaker is working on another sport variant derived from the IS, maybe something with less than four doors, that could be better in helping Lexus reshape it’s image.
The Lexus IS F’s fans still have time to buy one until the end of 2013.
News Source: MotorAuthority