Through September 15th, the Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance First Edition will be offered in Japan through a lottery system. Only 500 peeps will be offered the opportunity to purchase this fellow, which costs 9,000,000 yen (that’s 65k freedom eagles at current exchange rates).
Prices for the ‘standard’ IS 500 F Sport Performance kick off from 8,500,000 yen ($62,163). For that figure, shoppers will enjoy largely the same performance that the IS 500 offers in overseas markets. That means there is a 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 that pumps out 475 hp and 395 lb-ft (535 Nm) of torque. Coupled to this engine is an eight-speed automatic transmission that sends power through the rear wheels courtesy of a Torsen limited-slip differential.