Lexus is set to go one better with it’s range topping IS-F with rumours, and one very scratchy picture, from Japan this morning telling us an ultra light weight ‘Evolution’ model is being planned to compete more seriously with BMW’s M3.
As CarAdvice found out a few months back, the BMW M3 versus Lexus IS-F battle is quite a fair one, but with the M3 still winning favour as the more complete road racer. The IS-F Evolution could change all that – forever.
Likely to debut at October’s Tokyo Motor Show, and arrive mid-2010, the IS-F Evolution will weigh 100kg less than the current IS-F with the majority of weight savings coming from the extensive use of carbon fibre panel work.
The same 311kW 5.0-litre V8 powerplant will again be featured though with a minor increase in power and ceramic stoppers will be included as standard.
Perhaps sadly for enthusiasts down under however production will be limited to 500 examples worldwide.
We’ll be certain to bring you any updates as they become available.