2008 Lexus IS 250 SR special edition (UK)

2008 Lexus IS 250 SR spec. ed.
2008 Lexus IS 250 SR

This special edition 2008 Lexus IS 250 SR is offered with the same 204 bhp 2.5-liter V6 engine as the original IS 250 comes equipped with. However, the new vehicle, which is currently available only for the British motorists, also sports a full body kit and a set of standard equipment that is usually available only as (rather pricey) options.

According to the Japanese car manufacturer, the body kit in question consists of new side skirts, as well as new front and rear bumper aprons, a boot spoiler, and also a set of 17 inch 10-spoke alloy wheels or the optional 18-inch Tsuki rims. Compared to most appearance kits from major tuning specialist that you could find, the body package looks surprisingly subtle, although the front is a tad over the top to my taste.

2008 Lexus IS 250 SR special edition (UK)

There are also aluminum sports pedals and scuff plates, as well as heated front seats with something that looks like Alcantara inserts inside of the vehicle.

Of course, the list of available equipment also includes 10 airbags, climate control system, cruise control, smart keyless entry and engine start, energy-saving LED interior lighting and Worcester Black interior fabric trim.

What is the most surprising is that all this luxury is available for only ?1000 over the price of the “normal” IS 250. I mean, you would have to spend at least precisely this amount of money just to replace the stoke disk if buying a base 2008 Lexus IS 250, and only God knows how much a new body kit would cost you! So far, this is one of the most valuable equipment packages available on the British market.

2008 Lexus IS 250 SR special edition (rear view)
2008 Lexus IS 250 SR (interior)
2008 Lexus IS 250 SR (interior, IS-branded floor mats and aluminum pedals)

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See also: 2006 Lexus IS 220d Sport diesel compact sedan