Born from an unyielding desire to achieve performance perfection, the F Marque is inspired by the famed Fuji Speedway, the home of Lexus performance vehicle development.
The story of F begins in 2008 with the launch of the IS F V8 sedan, followed by the LFA supercar in 2011 - the pinnacle of Lexus’ performance-car history - and the RC F and GS F in 2015 and 2016.
With every model, pure driving pleasure has been reimagined to create a truly iconic performance brand.
Today, the F symbol that is seen on every vehicle in the Lexus F Sport range is a mark of driving perfection and performance.
Passion makes us human. It also drives us to create amazing cars. Though our engineering is highly technical and fuelled by innovation, when we’re designing, building and testing a model, we put sensory experience and pleasure first. Is the vehicle moving you, in every sense? Does it ignite emotion? Figures and technical specifications matter, but ultimately what really counts for Lexus is how each vehicle feels.
Our commitment to enjoyment and sensory exhilaration while driving has a simple name – F Philosophy. No matter which Lexus you choose, our models are designed to bring you a pure, visceral, joyful experience.
The LC marks the dawn of a new era for Lexus, and for drivers. It’s powered by a cutting-edge Multi Stage Hybrid System, for a sporting, evocative ride.
Each F SPORT model takes inspiration from the LFA supercar, RC F and GS F, enhancing the already striking looks of the Lexus range with sportier styling. The Lexus F Philosophy is infused into every F SPORT through muscular exterior design, sports-focused cockpits and exclusively tuned handling - all to dial up the look and feel of exhilaration for you as a driver.
Inspired by our F Philosophy, our F Models showcase our love for passion and performance. Sit behind the wheel, and you’ll be transported to new heights of sensation.
Debuted to the public at the North American International Auto Show on 8 January 2007. The vehicle features a 5.0 L direct-injected V8 producing 416 HP (423 PS, 311 kW) at 6,600 rpm, while peak torque is 371 ft⋅lbf (503 N⋅m) at 5,200 rpm.
The engine also features a two-stage intake system, the IS F features a 2UR-GSE V8 engine and over 400 hp (300 kW). The IS F was scheduled to be in dealerships by early 2008.
The IS F made its European premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2007, and premiered in Japan at the Fuji Speedway in October 2007. The vehicle went on sale for late 2007 in Japan, in early 2008 in the United States,and in Europe in 2008.
Pushing performance to new extremes, the RC F now features the most powerful Lexus V8 to date. And with the addition of the new RC F Track Edition that touts a best-in-class power-to-weight ratio and seamlessly accelerates from 0–100 kmph in a mere 3.96 seconds, it brings you closer to the raceway than ever.
After more than a decade in development, the LFA set a new benchmark in performance. Limited to just 500 models, this feat of engineering would also set the stage for all Lexus performance vehicles to follow.
A powerful V10 paired with an Automated Sequential Gearbox produced upshifts in just 200 milliseconds—breaking the lap record at Nürburgring for a production car on non-competition tires.
The LFA was designed like no other. A special loom was invented to weave the carbon fiber, a digital tachometer was reimagined to capture the high revs, and drivers could choose everything, from the leather stitching to the color of the brake calipers.
Holding the Guinness World Record for the longest twin drift, Jordanian Ahmad Daham has established himself as one of the region’s drifting stars. His slow and steady entrance into the world of drifting began as a teenager when he was given a modified car by his parents as a gift, pulling him away from the the basketball court and onto the racetrack. In 2011, Daham turned professional, participating in his very first Red Bull Car Park Drift and impressively winning two consecutive King of Drift titles in 2014 and 2015. He’s now stacked up a series of big wins over the past few years, including the 2014 Jordan Drift Championship, as well as crowned King of the Desert twice at the annual King of Tyres competition.
With a degree in Management Information Systems, Daham’s focus remains on drifting and adding to his growing list of over 60 podiums. Always wanting to go faster, he taught himself early on to tune engine control units (ECU’s), turning it into a profession to provide a good source of income to finance his own race cars. He currently drives a 800+ Lexus RC F , which replaced his Nissan Silvia S15.
He cites as mentors his older brother Basil and his mother and father who have been supporting him throughout his career. With a huge fan base all around the Middle East, he always takes the time to talk to his fans, giving them advice on tuning and driving.
Building the first Lexus RC F Drift in the world, Ahmad did do a lot of R&D for the vehicle to make it up to the FIA Standards to compete in multiple events across the region.
Check the latest pictures of the vehicle below.
Watch the full journey and how did Ahmad built his Lexus RC F Pro Drift car in 70 Days