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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. “Next-generation benchmark is this car [IS F CCS-R] … for handling and acceleration performance,” Yaguchi-san begins...

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 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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...

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