Lexus IS-F

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2008 Lexus IS-F


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Lexus will stage the premiere of the 2008 IS-F performance car and an exciting concept at a press conference at the 2007 American International Auto in Detroit.

The IS-F is an all-new version of the popular Lexus IS sport sedans. It will unique styling and a substantial in power from a V8 powerplant will captivate performance car when it goes on sale year.

Much of the development of the new took place at Fuji and the Higashi-Fuji Technical Center in The IS-F is based on the proven Lexus IS, which is equipped a double-wishbone front and multi-link suspension. As well as the IS performs, engineers demanded much of the all-new IS-F. The result is a tuned 5.0-liter V8 engine, with specially engineered fed by a two-stage intake system, produces 400-plus horsepower and than 350 ft.-lbs. of torque. The IS-F is equipped with and transmission-fluid coolers for high-speed and a cylinder head-scavenging oil pump for g-force driving.

The IS-F engine is mated to the first eight-speed direct transmission. A new torque-converter lock-up was developed that allows for a crisp gear change the constant lock-up of the torque in second through eighth In Drive mode, the IS-F performs with great and the torque converter allows for launch ability for fast acceleration that will a zero-to-60 time in less 4.9 seconds.

This unique transmission features an advanced Manual A pair of paddles located a fingertip’s reach behind the wheel enables the driver to ultra-fast up-shift gear within a tenth of a second. are accompanied by automated and incredibly throttle blips to match RPM to vehicle speed.

The impressive achieved by the IS-F requires it be with heavy-duty Brembo designed to the specifications of the Lexus team. Huge, 14.2-inch front discs are gripped by powerful six-piston aluminum while 13.6-inch rear discs feature two-piston High-friction brake pads are on all four wheels. The brakes are with the Lexus name on the calipers, a first for a Lexus vehicle.

The IS-F features custom-designed forged alloy wheels as The wheels were built to specifications by BBS and are surrounded by high-performance tires.

The attention to performance extends to a modified suspension lowers the entire car by more a half-inch when compared to the IS, and one full inch when to IS models equipped with wheels. This specially suspension allows for an exciting and drive, whether on a race or the streets.


The IS-F features an all-new version of Lexus’ Vehicle Integrated Management (VDIM) In addition to the Normal mode, the new features a Sport mode allows the driver to push the car further before its braking-, and steering-control systems kick in. The VDIM system mode is which allows the driver to the IS-F to its ultimate level of performance.

The attention to performance is by modified styling cues differentiate the IS-F from the IS. Lexus engineers provided the with a dual-exhaust system and pipes, wider front and a larger grille and rear Both the hood and lower were enlarged to accommodate and the V8 engine.

Like the exterior, the interior of the receives unique styling aluminized composite trim and surface treatments. The instrument includes an oil-temperature gauge and indicator-lights, while the ‘F’ is showcased on the steering wheel and console.

In addition to the usual standards of comfort and convenience, the of the IS-F features specially and trimmed seats, which the driver comfortably and securely in The special sport seats are in black or a unique high-contrast and black trim.

The IS-F will arrive at dealerships in early 2008.

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