Lexus has announced a new top of the line version of its IS sports four door specifically for the North American market. Since reported in our sister publication Cadillac Society , the Lexus IS 500 Farrenheit Sport Performance is fitted using the brand’s naturally aspirated 5. 0l V8 gasoline engine, which at the beginning makes it an obvious rival to 3 Cadillac products – the 2021 Cadillac CT5-V as well as the upcoming 2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing and 2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing .
|2021 Cadillac CT5-V||2022 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing||2022 The cadillac CT5-V Blackwing||2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sports activity Performance|
|MSRP||$48, 790||$59, 990||$84, 990||TBD|
|Engine||Twin-Turbo 3. 0L V6 (LGY)||Twin-Turbo 3. 6L V6 (LF4)||High performance 6. 2L V8 (LT4)||5. 0L V8|
|Power @ rpm||360 @ 5, 400||472 @ 5, 750||668 @ 6, 500||472 @ 7, hundred|
|Rpm @ rpm||405 @ 2, 350 to four, 000||445 @ 3, 500||659 @ 3, 600||395 @ 4, 800|
|0-60 mph, securities and exchange commission’s. (manufacturer)||4. six (4. 8*)||3 or more. 8||3. seven||4. 5|
|Top speed, your (manufacturer)||TBD||189||200+||TBD|
|Front brake disc, within.||13. 6||15. 0||15. 7||fourteen. 0|
|Rear brake disc, in.||12. 4||thirteen. 4||14. seven||12. 7|
In terms of maximum energy output, the Lexus IS five hundred F Sport Performance exactly fits the CT4-V Blackwing. Both create 472 horsepower, but this is just part of the story. Without the benefit of pressured induction, which all of the Cadillac versions have, the Lexus engine has to rev higher. Peak power will be produced at 7, 100 rpm, well above the 5, 750 rpm of the CT4-V Blackwing.
Similarly, the Lexus produces the maximum 395 pound-feet of torque in 4, 800 rpm. This is a completely different story from the 445 pound-feet created at 3, 500 rpm from the twin turbo 3. 6L V6 LF4 engine in the CT4-Blackwing. The particular CT5-V also outperforms the Lexus IS 500 by this metric, producing 405 pound-feet all the way through 2, 350 to 4, 500 rpm.
The more one discusses the figures, the more the non-BW CT5-V appears to be the closest complement to the Lexus, even though the maximum result of its twin turbo 3. 0L V6 LGY engine is 112 horsepower short at 360 hp. The Lexus has the superior 0-60 mph time of 4. 5 mere seconds, but the CT5-V trails it simply by no more than 0. 3 seconds within either all-wheel-drive or rear-wheel-drive type. The CT4-V Blackwing is properly clear with a time of 3. eight seconds.
The transmissions from the Japanese and North American vehicles are usually worth considering in this context. All 3 Cadillacs are available with GM’s 10-speed automatic gearbox (an alternative to the Tremec 6 spedd manual in the case of the particular Blackwing models). The Lexus provides only eight forward gears, which might harm its straight-line acceleration somewhat.
The type of transmission will have little effect on top speed. It has not yet been quoted for your Lexus IS 500 F Sports activity Performance, but since it produces exactly the same power as the CT4-V Blackwing (though by different means), it can be thought to have a comparable top speed, so long as the particular aerodynamic drag of the two automobiles is also similar.
It’s also safer to assume that the Lexus IS DEFINITELY 500 will not challenge the CT5-V Blackwing in terms of performance. With its 10-speed transmission, and a supercharged 6. 2L V8 LT4 engine rated in 668 horsepower and 659 pound-feet of torque giving the car a top velocity of over 200 mph, the particular fastest ever Cadillac won’t end up being troubled by the Japanese car in a directly line.
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