: Looks like Lexus wants to compete (IS-F in 2008)



heavypedal
01-15-07, 04:52 PM
Lexus IS-F
5.0 liter 400hp V8 in a Lexus IS-300. 0-60 in 4.9 seconds. 8 speed auto.

Looks fun, love the new IS styling (inside and out), but it's still a overgrown Corolla to me...

Oh yeah...take a look that the exhaust :histeric:

http://www.lexus.com/fcv/is_f.html?_ocid=11302


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HiTechRV
01-15-07, 04:58 PM
Saw it at the show. Interestingly I think the current model is 5.2 - not a lot slower to 60.

OldRoadDawg
01-15-07, 05:10 PM
That 'quad' exhaust is bizarre.
But at least they are up front about this aspect:

[2] 18-in or 19-in tires are expected to experience greater tire wear than conventional tires. Tire life may be substantially less than 15,000 miles, depending on driving conditions.

rand49er
01-15-07, 05:18 PM
Click the "more info" button, and it says "more than 400 hp."

Exhausts are silly IMHO.

Wheelbase would seem to indicate that there's not going to be a lot of room in the back (okay, my ignorance is showing ... does it have a backseat?).

Bring it on ... I'll have a maggie by then. :D

Lord Cadillac
01-15-07, 05:25 PM
The 0-60 in "below" 4.9 seconds...

I suppose that had to "better" Cadillac's "0-60 in under 5" seconds commercials. :p

CIWS
01-15-07, 08:42 PM
The interesting thing is they will come in behind the others HP wise. But at least they are entering the ring. Toyota can build some fast engines, guess they starting a little behind to give them room to build.

90Brougham350
01-15-07, 10:30 PM
I sense a lot of rivalry between Toyota (Lexus) and BMW in the next decade.

darrelld
01-20-07, 05:04 PM
High res pictures here;
http://www.fdivision.org/forums/showthread.php?t=23

IS-F V8 Revving;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVjD1C1PEqQ&eurl=

dkozloski
01-20-07, 08:50 PM
The interesting thing is they will come in behind the others HP wise. But at least they are entering the ring. Toyota can build some fast engines, guess they starting a little behind to give them room to build.
They had to figure out some way to get their money back out of NASCAR engine developement costs.

MachX
02-19-07, 09:12 PM
They had to figure out some way to get their money back out of NASCAR engine developement costs.
Yeah, considering the fact I don't think Toyota has ever built an OHV V8 in all its history.....

weister42
02-25-07, 03:20 AM
400HP and 8 speed??? Wow I can't imagine the gear ratio...burn rubber through 3rd straight from the factory?