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in 2007, Toyota made its to turn Lexus into than just a cushy-car even more evident the introduction of the 2008 Lexus IS F. car was an evolution of the Lexus IS sport which had been running roads since the 2000 year. Here, it is important to Lexus made its bones on the of quiet, smooth, luxuriousappliances little or no passion evident.

While the company was engaged in a pursuit of perfection, passion really an issue for Toyota’s brand.

In fact, prior to the of the Lexus IS line of cars, one Lexus model had any performance at all, the Lexus GS. However, was a mid-sized car along the lines of the BMW 5 sedan. With the IS, Lexus after the all-conquering BMW 3 Series.

Some say with a modicum of other say the IS was (and frankly is) nowhere near the car the BMW 3 Series

Which brings us back to the IS F. If the standard IS sedan was the Lexus at a 3 Series fighter, the 416-horseowr IS F was the parry to the BMW M3’s thrust. The V8 was adopted from the hybrid LS 600h. Tweaked by Yamaha, the V8 was to also generate 371 ft-lbs of This was quite the significant as the engine “only” made 306 and 277 ft-lbs in its Lexus LS hybrid

For the Lexus IS F, the engine was paired an eight-speed automatic transmission specifically for high-performance applications. was routed to the rear wheels.

The suspension system was tuned for adhesion, rather than comfort. While enthusiasts the IS F, regular rank and file drivers were a bit put off by it. Further, the look of the IS F skewed away being traditionally Lexus-like as The main difference was in the way the front end had to be to hold the V8. Out back, the Lexus IS F a set of four non-functional stacked two to a side.

A lot of purists derided the car for these but there was no denying its performance

Interestingly, while the IS F was trimmed to go head to head with the M3, (as as its contemporary Mercedes-Benz C Class AMG those cars boasted a ride, and in the case of the BMW, a transmission option. The Lexus was by many to be bit too boy-racerish to be taken in the company of the more sophisticated However, there was absolutely no the IS F had the performance potential to be well in the

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