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2012 Lexus IS F upgrades revealed

The 2012 Lexus IS F has been upgraded for Europe with an uprated chassis.

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The enhanced model promises an improved driving experience with greater ride comfort and reduced body roll.

The upgraded 2012 package includes new shock absorbers coordinated with new spring rates, as well as stronger stabiliser bars, new bearings and a slightly revised suspension geometry.

The 5.0-litre V8 engine is carried over into the 2012 Lexus IS F, and continues to produce 311kW of power and 505Nm of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends all that power to the rear wheels.

European pricing of the 2012 Lexus IS F is unchanged from the 2011 model. The 2011 Lexus IS F is available in Australia from $126,900 before on-road costs.

Lexus Australia has been contacted about the local availability of the upgraded IS F. We will update the story when we hear more.

Read CarAdvice’s reviews of the Lexus IS F.

(Note: 2011 Lexus IS F pictured)