2018 Lexus LS 500 F-Sport Debuts in New York

At the Bryant Park Grill Garden on the eve of the New York Auto Show the 2018 Lexus LS 500 F-Sport was Debuted. Jeff Bracken, group vice president and general manager for Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota unveiled the LS 500 F-Sport with an all-new 3.5-liter V6 engine specifically for the new 2018 LS 500, using twin turbochargers developed through the company’s F1 technology. This new twin-turbo V6 offers V8-level performance – 415 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque – paired with the first-ever 10-speed automatic transmission in luxury sedan.

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2018 Lexus LS 500 F-Sport Debuts in New York

The rocker panel, and trunk moldings are accentuated on the Ultra White exclusive exterior color sedan’s new profile, while F SPORT badging on fenders and exclusive 20-inch alloy wheels complete the exterior transformation. Lexus is hitting a stride in the F-Sport interior as well; Omotenashi, the concept of Japanese hospitality. Applied to the LS 500, Lexus says it means taking care of the driver and passengers, anticipating their needs, attending to their comfort and helping to protect them from hazards. The F SPORT adds a performance attitude to the mix.

Stunning inside and out the Lexus LS 500F-Sport, including GS F and RC F, are the track-tuned maximum performance machines. The F-Sport versions, meanwhile, will be available with gas and hybrid powertrains, and those choosing the rear-wheel drive V6TT model will have the option of adding the F SPORT Handling Package.

See you at the track.

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.