Last week reports starting circulating about the 2021 Lexus IS. While an all-new IS isn’t coming soon, the 2021 IS is slated to get a big refresh. Now a new report claims that Lexus is preparing a V8-powered IS, but it won’t be called the IS F.

allcarnews is reporting on Instagram, that the refreshed 2021 IS is going to introduce a new version called the IS 500. If the report is accurate, the 2021 IS 500 will be powered by a naturally-aspirated V8. But, it was reported last week that the IS 500 may get the same twin-turbocharged V6 as the LS 500.

For some reason it’s not going to be called the IS F, but if the IS 500 does get the 5.0-liter V8 it will be powered by the same engine as the RC F, where it generates 472 horsepower.

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2021 IS 500 WITH V8 COMING 🤤 🇯🇵 ______________________________________ [5/18/20] #acnLexus Last week I posted an updated on the upcoming 2021 Lexus IS and how it will not be ALL new and instead will use the same N-platform it is on now though being heavily retuned and revised with wider tracks and other changes. This means a true ground up new IS is still in the works, possibly on a Mazda RWD platform, but the 2021 IS will come with a new IS 500 model and the glorious 5.0L V8! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🏁 @Allcarnews Spec Sheet: Now the rest of The 2021 Lexus IS lineup will keep all of the current engines which include a 2.0L Turbo 4 making 241HP and 258 lb-ft of torque and two 3.5L V6 options ranging from 260HP and 236 lb-ft of torque and 311HP and 277 lb-ft of torque. Originally, the IS500 was rumored to come with a 416HP 3.5L TT V6 but I can gladly say it will have the last application of the Lexus naturally aspirated 5.0L V8 which currently makes 472HP in the RC-F! All engines will have an 8 speed gearbox for RWD and AWD models. The IS-F name though has been and will remain dead even though the upcoming IS500 has the same engine. 🏁 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Outside expect to see styling just like in the renders above, sort of like a sportier baby version of the new LS! Now this is not a facelift but is more of a mild new generation version so we are getting all new body panels, new LED lights, wider front and rear track and more! The biggest feature is expected to be the new interior with a touchscreen/mouse infotainment, new steeringwheel, buttons, gauges and more! An unveil date is not out but I have heard it should be shown off later this Summer or Fall! ________________________________________ ACN EXTRA: You people better buy up the new IS-500 with F-Sport appearance pack and cherish the last Lexus with this engine! ________________________________________ Text by @allcarnews Source: Insider (anonymous) Render: Lexus fourms Video: Everyman Driver on YouTube #Lexus #LF1 #Lc500 #V8 #Urus #Toyota #LS500 #LFA #LCF #drive #carbon ||#powerful #performance #turbocharged #supercharged #advanced #SupercarsRevamped

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Lexus hasn’t made any announcements about the 2021 Lexus IS, so we’ll have to wait and see if the IS 500 is actually coming and if it will get a V6 or the old-school 5.0-liter V8.