HA HA HA. I like it!!!I like it. Even the gf knows the difference, often saying "awww cute, it's a baby F!".
I never thought about it that way. I might have to change my view from doesn't bother me to that I like the idea. Thanks for the insight. I just hope that Lexus will view it the same way.TBH, it can do nothing but help the brand image. We could really use a larger aftermarket community and prove to Lexus (via sport product/car sales) that performance is a marketable feature worth investing in. Lexus has everyone beat in quality, but performance and styling sells cars to anyone with a pulse.
Another reason for making the 350 RWD only available as F sport is probably the slump in sales. Their wasn't anything really "cool" about the 250/350 that would bring in the younger male crowd.
Seeing Lexus carve out the 350 RWD and make it F sport only, is actually a great indication they plan to sell cars in the land of the living and not to the retirement home crowd.
As for feeling special, you know what they say about imitation...
Its like having a bunch of little minions zipping around.
F Sport LS?The LS 460 Sport—a performance variant equipped with a sport-tuned air suspension, Brembo brakes, forged wheels, paddle shifters, body kit, and a unique interior—was added. The Sport model received the Sport Direct Shift transmission, also found in the Lexus IS F, with downshift rev-matching capability and manual mode.
ok so i accually saw this today on an ISxxx behind me opposite lane about three cars back. Looking through my rearview I saw the F badge and thought oh cool another F then I noticed the air intakes and fog surround and thought those look a little small. then I thought back to this thread and my statement above and I would now like to withdraw that statement. I even answered it wrong. the question was about the badge and i thought it was about the parts...anyway long story short, I have to equate it to M badging a non M BMW (same as what ADYARS stated) I never liked that when people did it and now that ive seen it on the ISxxx I dont like it. Just my little rant.doesnt bother me...would be a good thing if the Fsport details were a different color from F. but those in the know, know whats up. at least they are getting quality factory backed goods.