2008 Lexus IS F Auto Review

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Lexus IS F

2008 Lexus IS F

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If the Lexus IS F isn’t the best hot-rod ever, it’s in the top 10 of a hallowed group.

To build the IS F, followed the basic hot rod recipe, hasn’t changed much in 80 First, select a small, but nice handling car. insert the biggest engine can be shoehorned into the engine In the ’60s, racing regulations car companies to pretend they selling the same cars raced: The results included the Ferrari 250 GTO, ’69 Mustang Boss 302, and the slope-nosed ’69 Dodge Daytona.

Many others followed the without racing intentions, as the ’64 Pontiac GTO.

The heart of the IS F is a 5.0-liter DOHC V-8 features both direct-into-the-cylinder and fuel injection. The cylinder were co-developed by Yamaha and titanium intake valves-lighter and than steel. These maximum use of its electronically controlled cams.

Exhaust cams are the conventional hydraulically controlled

Behind only the engine, the IS best feature is its eight-speed transmission. But it’s far from a slushbox. Like a manual (or a 1 transmission), the clutch is locked up in through eighth gears. time is 0.1 second: Beat in an M3.

Downshifts occur in 0.2 seconds and are by a throttle blip to prevent the rear tires. Race might match it on a perfect but the auto does it every Drivers can either leave it in the automatic mode or use the Formula shift paddles on the steering If you choose to use the paddles, a single reminds of the approaching redline and a of beeps reprimands your to downshift at too high of a speed.

Many other semi-automatic otherwise excellent Porsche for one-gave no audible indication of a downshift, leaving the driver in too a gear to accelerate out of the corner.

Lexus IS F

claims 0 to 60 mph acceleration is in the mid-four-second Its quick shifting automatic may its 200-pound weight penalty the ’08 414-horsepower M3. Lexus the IS F is electronically limited to 168 mph, makes it the fastest production ever.

Other additions include Brembo brakes with front rotors and six-piston calipers and 12-inch rear Don’t pound on the brake unless you really mean it. also multi-level switchable stability control that’ll you to have plenty of fun on back but will help prevent you immediately wadding up your new Except for experienced racers on a fully disengaging the stability is asking for a crash.

Even a smoky burnout will reduce the grip of the rear by overheating and permanently damaging the That’ll cause the tail to excessively on your favorite on Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail (MSRP) is $56,000.

About the only fault of the IS F is a ride over uneven Driving the IS F as a daily commuter be like having regular dates with Miss You won’t be able to enjoy the potential of the situation. Pothole-plagued may damage the 19-inch low-profile and wheels. The latter is a big deal the wheels are directional and of difference front and rear.

Not only can a right front not go on the rear, it can’t go on the left

Here’s the biggest problem the IS F: The combination of its awesome power, handling technology and amazing will convince many drivers that they’re the there’s ever been. most men think they can out-shoot, out-ride, and out-love all But there are a lot of cars, shotguns, and women who don’t agree. The IS F only add to the illusion. (www.lexus.com)

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