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Lexus Debuts F-Sport performance accessories

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Lexus has a reputation for building some highly desireable performance and luxury cars, two of which are about to be available with a new lineup of performance accessories. The line of parts for the Lexus IS models was launched at the 2007 SEMA show in Las Vegas this week.
Parts include a wide selection of TRD-developed add-ons which are covered by the Lexus new vehicle warranty.

F-Sport 19-inch wheels can be bolted on, and feature a staggered fitment and unique dark graphite finish. The new wheels can be installed just outside of a front brake upgrade which is designed to enhance pedal feel and offer improved fade resistance. Intended for performance minded drivers, the six-piston callipers come with low-dust pads, braided steel lines and drilled rotors to ensure crushing and consistent stopping power. A ceramic brake upgrade is available too.

For added sound effects, owners can specify an F-Sport exhaust system with polished mufflers and tips for a distinct sound. A performance lowering spring kit leaves the IS sitting about an inch closer to the road while improving its handling and stance. They're available alongside upgraded sway bars and shocks.

"The Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 sport sedans are specifically geared for the performance-minded customer," said Brian Bolain, Lexus interactive and automotive events manager. "The F-Sport performance accessory line helps to further realize each owner's desire to personalize their car's performance to best match their needs."