jan 18, 2013


2014 lexus ‘IS 350 F SPORT’ at NAIAS



lexus has unveiled their all-new 2014 IS 350 F SPORT at the 2013 NAIAS, with rear and all-weather drive versions powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine. it features an eight-speed, sport direct shift automatic transmission for quicker shifts with full torque converter lockup and throttle blips in manual mode.


for the first time, the model adopts ‘G force artificial intelligence control’ in sport mode, where the system automatically selects the optimal gear and downshift pattern in response to G force, and maintains the selected gear through a corner. in addition, laser screw welding and adhesive body bonding techniques have been incorporated, along with additional spot welding to increase the overall body rigidity and ride stability.



front 3/4 drivers side view



equipped with a revised double wishbone front suspension system, the newly redesigned body implements a 20% increase in sway stiffness. the rear adopts a new multi-link suspension system, resulting in high grip performance and response to steering inputs.‘I adopted an entirely different approach to the development of the all-new IS,’ says junichi furuyama, chief engineer. ‘specifically, it was to make an entertaining driving experience a major premise behind all aspects of performance.’



driver side view



rear view



cockpit detail



dashboard interface re-design

  • you want to make this car better!!!! then offer the damn IS 350 in manual i don’t want no damn 8 speed auto i don’t need 2 extra gears i need a clutch…
    so please Junichi Furuyama give people the choice of what they want to buy or you will lose costumers like me by not offering it in manual.
    Thank you

    Bojan says:
  • Personally I prefer the 8 speed over an archaic 6 speed

    Hyrepower says:

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