Pulling up behind the recent, globally debuted IS 500 F SPORT Performance is the sleek and stealthy 2022 IS 500 F SPORT Performance Launch Edition, arriving exclusively in North America this year.

This distinctive IS 500 variant immediately sets itself apart from its IS 500 Performance counterpart with a unique smokey grey colour called Incognito. The body is set on Matte Black 19-inch split-seven-spoke forged alloy BBS wheels, weighing four pounds less than standard IS F SPORT wheels.

Inside, the two-tone black & gray “Ultrasuede” trimmed front and rear seats, door accents and centre console further characterize the exclusivity of the vehicle, paired with a unique silver ash wood treatment on the wheel and a serialized Launch Edition badge. Upon ignition, a special Launch Edition startup animation appears on the screen.

The Launch Edition is powered by the same 5.0-litre V8 engine showcased in the standard IS 500, outputting 472 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque.

Lexus has created a limited production of five hundred 2022 IS 500 F SPORT Performance units, headed exclusively to North America. Fifty of those are bound for Canada, due to arrive in the Fall of 2021, while the remaining 450 will go to the US.

In the meantime, click here to view our current inventory of amazing Lexus IS models.