The first thing you will notice about the 2018 Lexus LS F Sport is its size. With a wheelbase of 123 inches and an overall length of 206.1 inches, the new model is noticeably larger than its predecessor.
But the changes don’t stop there. Whether inside the cabin or under the hood, there’s plenty of new features to explore in this modern luxury sedan.
2018 Lexus LS F Sport – Remarkable Design
The first major alteration inside the 2018 Lexus LS F Sport is the seats. Ultrasuede fabric with a scored aluminum trim and a beautiful perforated pattern. The design team at Lexus has clearly invested a lot of time and effort into this side of the design. Although some of the finer details are lost in the standard black version, a Circuit Red alternative is available for those seeking an even sportier look.
Elsewhere on the inside Lexus have followed their own blueprint for “Sport” upgrades with the introduction of aluminum foot pedals and a sporty, ergonomic gear shift, while long sleek lines radiate across the dash giving poise and focus to this adventurous design.
Outside the body has also undergone some largely cosmetic changes with an exaggerated version of the Lexus spindle grilles, a few added rocker panels and some slight adjustments to the trunk area. Lightning bolt shaped headlights and 20-inch wheels complete the tidy look.
Available in both standard and hybrid versions, the 2018 Lexus LS F Sports’ engine has gone under some interesting changes. It is replaced by a 3.5-liter twin turbo V-6 running at 415 hp with 442 pounds of torque. The hybrid now employs a 3.5-liter V-6 connected to an electric motor and lithium ion battery, giving a total output of 354 hp.
The old eight-speed automatic transmission has been replaced by a new ten-speed design. However, the 0-60 time has been cut to 4.5 seconds. This making the Lexus LS F Sport a quicker starter than the S-Class. It will be maxing out an identical 155mph.
2018 Lexus LS F Sport – MRSP and Release Date
Finally, at the $90,000, the 2018 Lexus LS F Sport compares well with its competitors in the luxury car market. With similar specs to the BMW 7-series and Merc S class, the Lexus LS F Sport represents a serious bargain in a very congested marketplace. The 2018 Lexus LS F Sport debuted at the New York International Auto show in April 2017.
The Lexus claims that the LS F Sport is “a full-sized luxury sedan that responds like a sports coupe through curves” and this is clearly an impression they are eager to get across.
Sometimes it’s a case of style over substance; sometimes, it’s the reverse. With the 2018 Lexus LS F Sport its a little bit of both.