“For those looking to really stand out, Ultra White is offered as an F Sport-exclusive exterior color,” the company said in a statement.
U.S. sales of the LS dropped 23 percent in 2016 from the previous year and dipped another 24 percent in the first quarter. U.S. deliveries of large luxury sedans have edged up 3.3 percent this year behind the reintroduction of the Lincoln Continental and the new Cadillac CT6 and Volvo 90 series. Every other vehicle in the segment has declined in volume this year.
Inside the cabin of the LS F Sport, the trim upgrade includes an exclusive front driver’s seat, a perforated pattern on seating surfaces, aluminum trim elements and an upgraded steering wheel. “Ultrasuede in the seats and the headliner is the crowning touch,” the company added.
The sport trim is available on the gasoline model -- featuring a twin-turbocharged V-6 engine putting out 415 hp -- and the nonturbo V-6 in the hybrid model. The hybrid puts out 354 hp including its two electric motors.
Engine power for the F Sport models is the same as for the standard LS 500 and hybrid LS 500h.
On the performance side of the trim package, upgrades come in the form of more aggressive wheels and tires, larger front and rear brakes, plus an optional F Sport handling package exclusive to the gasoline model.