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Lexus IS F: next-gen "more direct" with "higher performance", says chief engineer

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Lexus IS F: next-gen "more direct" with "higher performance", says chief engineer

Chief engineer of the current-generation Lexus IS F Yukihiro Yaguchi has revealed the track-only IS F CCS-R – or Circuit Club Sport Racer – is being used as a benchmark for the next-generation production IS F...

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2014 Lexus IS F, GS updates revealed in US
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2014 Lexus IS F, GS updates revealed in US

Upgrades for the 2014 Lexus IS F and GS have been revealed for North America ahead of updates for the local market due in the coming months. Still based on the outgoing-generation IS, the 2014 Lexus IS F gains a new carbonfibre rear spoiler, and remains mechanically identical with power continuing to come from the existing 311kW/505Nm 5...


Lexus IS-F Coupe: new Japanese performance two-door spied
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Lexus IS-F Coupe: new Japanese performance two-door spied

The Lexus IS-F Coupe has been caught in public as it prepares to take on the might of the mid-sized German luxury performance models. Lexus has yet to even officially confirm it will produce the two-door version of the new Lexus IS, which was previewed by the LF-CC concept. But here's the evidence the company will expand the number of body styles for its BMW 3 Series rival...


2013 Lexus IS-F Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2013 Lexus IS-F Review

It may be a hard-hitting contender against better-known German rivals, yet the Lexus IS-F remains a leftfield choice for those in the market for a high-performance luxury four-door. It seems that a slew of luxury features, fiercely competitive pricing and a reputation for unassailable reliability are not quite enough for the Japanese maker to muscle in on the European game...

Priced At
$126,300

Lexus IS F racer not for V8 Supercars
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Lexus IS F racer not for V8 Supercars

Lexus says it has no plans to become the fifth manufacturer in Australia's V8 Supercar Championship despite debuting a 450kW Lexus IS F racecar on track over the weekend. The Lexus IS F racer was one of three purchased by Lexus of Brisbane in July last year, and despite being race-ready, Lexus Australia says it currently has no plans to send any of them around a circuit in anger...


Lexus IS: turbo fours and IS F considered, wagon rejected
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Lexus IS: turbo fours and IS F considered, wagon rejected

Lexus IS chief engineer, Junichi Furuyama (above left), has confirmed that small capacity turbocharged four-cylinder engines are being considered for the new sedan, while a wagon variant has been rejected. Speaking at the Detroit auto show, where the third-generation Lexus IS made its official debut, the chassis chief said that Lexus “still have some time to consider” whether the existing 2...


Lexus IS F impresses at Pikes Peak
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Lexus IS F impresses at Pikes Peak

Lexus has finished second in class in its first attempt at the notorious Pikes Peak hill climb in Colorado with its Lexus IS F CCSR. US racer Ken Gushi piloted the highly modified Lexus IS F over the gruelling 20-kilometre course in a time of 11 minutes, 35.17 seconds – to finish second in the Exhibition class, behind a lightweight V12 racing car...


Lexus IS F Convertible Spy Photos
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Lexus IS F Convertible Spy Photos

The Lexus IS F convertible mule has been spotted testing at the Nurburgring, refueling speculation that the Japanese luxury manufacturer is set to launch a rival to the BMW M3 convertible.. Since its international launch in 2008, the Lexus IS F sedan has taken on the BMW M3, Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG and the Audi RS4...


Lexus IS-F Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Lexus IS-F Review

Lexus’s core brand values have always been about exceptional build quality, loads of luxury kit and a great reputation for reliability. It’s precisely those kinds of values that have seen the brand near the top of ownership satisfaction surveys by the likes of J D Power. Power and performance? Well, that had always been the domain of Lexus’s German rivals – Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz...

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$126,800

Lexus IS F Circuit Club Sport kit coming to Tokyo show
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Lexus IS F Circuit Club Sport kit coming to Tokyo show

Lexus is getting ready to unveil the TRD Circuit Club Sport kit for the Lexus IS F at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. The kit was first unveiled at the 2010 Tokyo Motor Show as a concept, but it is now ready for the market in Japan. Looking a little bit like Lexus's answer to the BMW M3 GTS, the Lexus Circuit Club Sport pack comes with a range of track-focused lightweight options and replacement parts...


2012 Lexus IS F upgrades revealed
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2012 Lexus IS F upgrades revealed

The 2012 Lexus IS F has been upgraded for Europe with an uprated chassis. The enhanced model promises an improved driving experience with greater ride comfort and reduced body roll. The upgraded 2012 package includes new shock absorbers coordinated with new spring rates, as well as stronger stabiliser bars, new bearings and a slightly revised suspension geometry...


2011 Lexus IS F Club Sport editions unveiled at Tokyo Auto Salon
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2011 Lexus IS F Club Sport editions unveiled at Tokyo Auto Salon

The Lexus IS F sports sedan has been given a racing makeover by Lexus and Toyota Racing Development (TRD), and the final products have just been unveiled at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon. Introducing the Lexus IS F Circuit Club Sport Racer and Lexus IS F Club Performance Accessory...


2011 Lexus IS F update launched in Australia
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2011 Lexus IS F update launched in Australia

Lexus Australia has released the upgraded 2011 Lexus IS F sedan, with enhancements to the exterior and interior styling, colour schemes and suspension settings. Lexus says the IS F’s suspension has undergone a significant retune to improve both high-speed stability and ride comfort...


2011 Lexus IS F to pass Euro 5 emission standard
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2011 Lexus IS F to pass Euro 5 emission standard

The 2011 model year Lexus IS F will receive a Euro 5-accepted engine which will meet the emission standards. The 5.0-litre V8 has been revised to pass the strict levels so the car can continue as a strong competitor in the German-dominated market sector. Passing Euro 5 emission standards means the car can be sold in the European Union member states...


2010 Lexus IS F safety car at Eastern Creek Raceway
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2010 Lexus IS F safety car at Eastern Creek Raceway

After recent revisions to the Lexus IS F differential, the IS F has never been so ready to hit the track. John Cotter, former Australian touring car driver, will drive the updated IS F as a safety car this year, leading the Australian GT Production Car Championship...


Lexus IS F Review & Road Test
Rating: 710 /10
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Lexus IS F Review & Road Test

The revised Lexus IS F now features a torsen LSD for more mid-corner bite. Model Tested: 2010 Lexus IS F; 5.0-litre, eight-cylinder, petrol; eight-speed automatic; four-door sedan: $134,300* CarAdvice Rating: Words by Matt Brogan | Photos by Josh Thomas & Lexus Australia..

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$126,300

Lexus IS F Circuit Club Sports Concept at Tokyo Auto Salon
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Lexus IS F Circuit Club Sports Concept at Tokyo Auto Salon

Lexus has prepared a track-tuned version of its IS F performance sedan which has been revealed at the recent Tokyo Auto Salon. Drawing inspiration from the Lexus LFA supercar, the IS F CCS (Circuit Club Sports) Concept features lightweight carbon fibre exterior and interior panels including; bonnet, roof, boot, rear wing, lip spoilers, door trims, centre console and gear knob...


Lexus IS F upgraded - what
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Lexus IS F upgraded - what's the diff?

Lexus IS F has received a new, compact mechanical Torsen LSD (Limited Slip Differential) that supersedes the previous Brake LSD function unit. The change has seen the IS F gain a two second improvement in lap times around Japan's Fuji Speedway and joins other convenience and design feature upgrades in face-lifting the model...


2009 Lexus IS-F Review & Road Test
Rating: 710 /10
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2009 Lexus IS-F Review & Road Test

2009 Lexus IS-F Review & Road Test Lexus is getting there... Model Tested: 2009 Lexus IS-F,  5.0-litre V8, eight-speed automatic - $129,900 Options: None fitted CarAdvice Rating: - by Karl Peskett and Alborz Fallah Photography by www.ozcarsightings...

Priced At
$126,300

Lexus IS F local pricing announced
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Lexus IS F local pricing announced

Lexus is set to launch its first dedicated performance model in Australia following the official debut of the IS F at the Australian International Motor Show. The IS F will enter the local market at a highly competitive $129,000, significantly undercutting its three main rivals from BMW, Mercedes and Audi...


Lexus IS facelift/hybrid spy photos
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Lexus IS facelift/hybrid spy photos

Our European photographers took these photos of what appears to be a heavily disguised Lexus IS undergoing speed tests at the German Nürburgring. Although similar in shape to the current model, there are hints of differentiation, the current IS series, which in Australia only includes the IS250, has been on the market since late 2005 and should be getting ready for a facelift...