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Report: 2015 Lexus IS-F To Feature Twin Turbo V6 16
Aug
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in Automotive, IS-F, LEXUS, Lexus IS F, News on 08 16th, 2012

You may have already seen spy shots of a new Lexus IS-F test mule running the Nurburgring lately. Slowly, details of the new Lexus IS-F have started to emerge. One particular detail, as Autoblog.com reports, is that the new 2015 Lexus IS-F will feature a twin-turbo V6 engine with about 450 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. That would put the newest IS-F 34 horsepower ahead of its likely heavier V8 predecessor.

It is an obvious trend among automakers to go the way of forced induction not only for better performance from lightweight engines, but to improve fuel efficiency, too. Considering how Toyota is starting to “bring the sport back” to their lineup, the new Lexus IS-F could spark a new love for Lexus performance vehicles that are not outrageously priced.



Lexus Brings New Race-Tuned Versions to Tokyo 19
Jan
Posted by Alex Ion in Australian Motor Show, Automotive News, CCS-R, Club Performance Accessory, CT200 H F Sport, IS-F, LEXUS, Tokyo Auto Salon, TRD, v8 on 01 19th, 2011

Lexus has brought 3 sports cars to the Tokyo Auto Salon. Among them, the CT200 H F Sport was earlier spotted at the Australian Motor Show in October with some differences. Lexus also has brought in two variants of the IS F model, the CCS-R (Circuit Club Sport Racer) and Club Performance Accessory.

As the name suggests the CCS-R was made for better performance on the circuit. There are many track-oriented fittings like race suspension, brakes, cooling and exhaust systems, mechanical limited-slip differential and forged alloys with racing tires. The car has 6-speed safety harness, which would ease the safety concern when speeding.

CCS-R’s bonnet, boot lid, front and rear spoilers all are made of carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is also featured in the interior for the centre console and the door trims. To give that sporty feel the steering wheel diameter is shortened. The roll cage is a new frameless one, windows are made of polycarbonate.

The other sibling of the IS F model, Club Performance Accessory comes from the Toyota Racing Department (TRD). It is the most powerful car in the IS series and comes with a 5.0 liter V8 engine producing a whopping 416 HP @ 6,600rpm and 371 lb-ft maximum torque @ 5200rpm.

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The Club Performance Accessory sports a carbon fiber hood, rear diffuser, front and rear spoilers, sports suspension and brakes, titanium exhaust, magnesium rims and mechanical limited-slip differential.

This race bred car has been given a carbon switch panel base, paddle shift for quicker and smoother gear changes and orange sports seats in the interior.







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