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Lexus IS-F

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You can think of Lexus’ F line as similar to BMW’s M and Mercedes’ AMG cars. It appears Lexus wanted a piece of the go fast market and entered with the IS-F, which is the souped-up version of the IS 250 and 350. The IS-F shares the same 5.0-liter V8 from the LS 600hL, except the one in the F has been upgraded by the fine folks at Yamaha. New high-flow heads, hollow cams, a head-scavenge oil pump, titanium intake valves, a dual stage air intake, to name a few. Tiff Needell of UK’s Fifth Gear gives us the run down. That V8 sounds like pure bliss.

Specs of the car after the break.

The car starts at $56,000.

Specs:

* Engine: 5.0-liter V8, 90-degree with aluminum block and cylinder heads
* Horsepower: 416 @ 6,600 rpm
* Torque: 371 lb.-ft. @ 5,200 rpm
* Valvetrain: DOHC, 32-valve, Intake camshaft with Electric Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-iE), Exhaust camshaft with Hydraulic Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)
* Redline: 6,800 rpm
* Drive type: Front engine, rear-wheel drive
* Transmission: 8-Speed Sport Direct Shift automatic with paddle shifters and Manual mode
* 0-60 mph: 4.6 seconds
* 1/4 mile time: 13 seconds
* Top speed: 170 mph

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Via: TechEBlog




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