Exhilaration, meet liberation. Combining innovative technology, track-proven engineering and even more aggressive performance and styling with the IS C F SPORT, the IS Convertible is more than simply driving without the top, it's driving without compromise.
Nothing makes an entrance quite like the new IS C F SPORT. With its signature F SPORT grille, aggressive 18-inch wheels [*] and available exclusive body colors, it knows how to make a bold statement. It also boasts an optimized steering system and a special sport-tuned suspension—so it doesn't just look like it's ready for action, it actually is.
An optimized steering system and a special sport suspension tuned by the same team that developed the Lexus supercar, the LFA.
The entire front fascia, highlighted by its signature F SPORT grille, is designed not only to enhance appearance but for aerodynamic performance as well.
Special 18-inch alloy wheels [*] with a Dark Graphite finish add a bold and athletic edge.
With two exceptional models of the IS C, pick the one that's right for you. The IS 350 C combines extraordinary performance with surprising fuel efficiency. The IS 250 C delivers unexpected performance and excellent fuel economy. Add racing-inspired paddle shifters integrated into the steering wheel, and expectations won't be the only thing you end up leaving in the dust.
To help make the IS Convertible as aerodynamic as possible, our engineers meticulously adjusted the angle and shape of the windshield, as well as the size of the cabin. This helps improve airflow over the vehicle, resulting in excellent fuel economy, a quieter cabin and better vehicle control at higher speeds.
With its innovative suspension and steering systems, not to mention its aerodynamic and stylish design, the IS Convertible provides a smooth and agile drive regardless of whether the top is up or down.
The IS Convertible comes standard with rear-wheel drive, which helps to provide a more dynamic, high-performance driving experience. In other words, better handling plus better balance equals a better time behind the wheel.
The position of a convertible's roof can have a great effect on its balance and steering. For this reason, our engineers made adjustments to help perfect the aerodynamics, steering gear-ratio and overall steering system, giving the IS Convertible a consistent steering feel in both top-up and top-down scenarios.
To achieve a high-performance experience, the front and rear springs, as well as the shock absorbers, were all fine-tuned, providing the optimum balance between ride and handling. But we didn't stop there. The chassis's upper-support bracket was reinforced for the rear shock absorbers, and the suspension bushings and rear-suspension rubber mount were all optimized.
Boasting an uncompromising interior crafted with the finest materials, nothing in the IS Convertible was overlooked, including the comfort of all occupants. That's why the backs of the front seats are sculpted in such a way as to provide more knee space for the rear-seat passengers.
The IS Convertible may be designed for high-performance driving, but it's not without its interior luxuries. Available amenities include beautiful wood trim, perforated semi-aniline leather trim or standard leather trim, and a range of color schemes designed to complement the exterior of the vehicle when the top is down.
The IS Convertible features a six-speed sequential-shift automatic transmission, controlled by steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, for faster shifting and better fuel economy.
OPTIMIZED CLIMATE-CONTROL SYSTEM: The climate-control system in the IS C is so innovative it's designed to monitor not only the interior temperature but also the exterior temperature and even the position of the sun. All the while, airflow and temperature settings are constantly adjusted. And when the top is down, the system even takes into account the vehicle's speed. This all helps ensure the ideal interior temperature, whether the top is up or down.
Available Lexus Enform® [*] and Safety Connect [*] offer more than the convenience of live, 24-hour navigation assistance and the peace of mind of knowing emergency services can be requested at the press of a button. With the available App Suite [*], you can use your IS C to make dinner reservations, personalize your Pandora® playlist and order movie tickets on the fly.
What's the point of driving around with the top down if you don't have an inspiring soundtrack to match? While superior sound quality in a convertible is hard to come by, the IS C audio system is specifically designed to overcome the typical pitfalls. When the top is lowered, the volume and equalizer curve are adjusted to compensate for the additional road and wind noise, especially the bass tones, which are typically lost in open-air environments. The result? A consistently impressive audio experience you'll have to hear to believe.
For the true audiophile, an available 14-speaker Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio System [*] uses 5.1-channel architecture and pushes 300 watts of power, immersing the entire cabin in sound quality that was once reserved for six-figure home-audio systems.
Lexus Bluetooth [*] audio technology offers the convenience of wireless control of your compatible player's entire music library and the ability to stream audio from websites.
With available Fuel Guide, you can search for stations by price, brand, distance or grade. And, once you make a selection, it can display the destination on your Navigation [*] screen.
Available NavTraffic™ [*] provides up-to-date traffic information, including speed and estimated travel time, and can reroute you to avoid accidents or construction.
Available NavWeather™ [*] provides continuously updated local weather reports and three-day forecasts for specific cities, and it can even automatically alert you of severe weather ahead.
Available Sports and Stocks [*] offers access to the schedules, scores and news of your favorite sports teams, as well as personalized stock quotes and related information.
The IS C helps you adapt to the idiosyncrasies of the road. For example, the Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) [*] system can anticipate a loss of traction and help correct it before it even occurs.
To help you maintain a preset following distance from a vehicle traveling ahead, available Dynamic Radar Cruise Control [*] is designed to regulate the throttle and even apply the brakes. And, when the road ahead clears, it can return your vehicle to the preselected speed.
This available system uses ultrasonic sensors installed in the front and rear bumpers to detect surrounding objects. When an object is detected, it notifies you of its location using an indicator on the multi-information display and with audible tones that increase in frequency as the object gets closer.
Utilizing the world's most advanced driving simulator, drivers in an actual Lexus navigate their way through a 360-degree virtual world. These tests have led to the available Pre-Collision System [*], which is designed to detect imminent crashes and warns you with beeps and visual indicators. The front seatbelts retract while the brakes are preloaded for a faster response. And when you apply the brakes, the system increases brake pressure to help you stop faster.
While an ordinary crash-test dummy can provide 119 data points, our Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS™) maps over two million data points on the human. The results of this innovative approach to safety include a comprehensive airbag system [*], active front headrests [*] and integrated roll bars.
Optimized floor bracing and a rigid chassis design help provide exhilarating handling, while maintaining exceptional riding comfort. The use of ultrahigh-strength steel and strengthened inner door reinforcements also help with the absorption of impact.
The IS Convertible features driver's and front passenger's knee airbags [*] as well as front seat-mounted side airbags [*] to help protect the occupants. The driver's airbag [*] is a dual-stage design, and the front passenger's airbag [*] features two chambers that help absorb energy and provide occupant protection in certain severe frontal collisions.
The IS C boasts available LED daytime running lights and brake lights that not only showcase an aggressive style, they illuminate faster than standard bulbs and use less energy. Plus, an auto-leveling feature helps ensure that the available Bi-Xenon™ High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps remain pointed at the proper angle.