After the North American launch of the IS 500 F Sport Performance in 2021, Lexus is now gearing up to introduce a high-performance IS in Japan.

Lexus Japan has released a teaser image on Twitter showing off a rear quarter of a vehicle that appears identical to the IS 500 F Sport Performance sedan with the words “coming soon ”, with more details to come by July 21.

2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance is coming home image

Since Japan only has the IS 350 and IS 300 h variants, the country has missed out on the IS 500 F Sport Performance currently being offered in North America. Speaking of which, the IS 500 F Sport Performance is packing a naturally-aspirated 5.0-liter V8 engine with 472 PS and 536 Nm of torque.

2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance is coming home image

The Japanese domestic market (JDM) models are known for getting the best bits. And with that said, the IS 500 F Sport Performance could get more upgrades for its homecoming. These may include lighter materials such as a carbon fiber roof and hood, plus some aerodynamic bits like a front splitter, and of course, more power.

Everything will be fully revealed come July 21. But there's still one question remaining. Will Lexus eventually offer the IS 500 F Sport Performance to our local market? It goes without saying that we hope Lexus Philippines does in the future.