My first lap around the road course at LV Speedway in IS F. Neutral handling, incredible power and Brembo brakes. 8-speed direct shift auto transmission changes gears in .1sec. Even though I love manual gearbox there is no argument that for shaving the last fraction of a second from your lap time this is the way to go. Shifts are direct, immediate and smooth, no waiting. Downshifts are just as quick with the "blip" perfectly mimmicking well executed heel-and-toe. SMG and dual-clutch trans don't compare. Plus, this is a Lexus, street ride is smooth and quiet.
2012 Lexus IS F: Toyota's Turning Point? - Ignition Episode 33
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago pilots the 2012 Lexus IS F at the
test track and on the winding road. The IS F may have ushered in the
rebirth of sporty, fun-to-drive cars for Toyota, but how does it stack up
today against formidable competitors like the BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C63?
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2008 Lexus IS-F cruising! Crazy sound...crazy color! :)
Nice Lexus IS-F with a SWEET sounding Exhaust!!
cold air intake
1950 Skoda 1102 also known as Tudor or 1101
A Czechoslovakian survivor from Canada, now in the US. Difficult to find
even in its native land. After some tweaking of the carb and brakes little
Skoda is moving under its own power. Good basis for restoration.
Roadfly.com - 2011 Lexus IS-F Road Test & Review
The 2011 Lexus IS-F may not look so different than IS-Fs of the past four
years, but thorough re-tuning of its suspension has finally transformed it
into a complete sports sedan.
This isn't your mother's Lexus! The IS-F scorches the tarmac with 416 hp
from its 5.0L Yamaha-tuned V8. The redline is 6800rpm, but you can tell
the motor wants to pull to 8k and beyond.
It produces 371 lb.-ft. of torque at 5200 rpm, and at around 4000 rpm you
can hear a noticeable cam phase, like that of a Honda VTEC motor or any of
Yamaha's other high-performance street-car motors found in Ford and Toyota
products over the years.
That somewhat peaky powerband gives the car a very racy feeling, and the
8-speed automatic does a commendable job of getting the power down. The
IS-F rockets to 60mph in 4.2 seconds, yet the 8 speeds allow it to achieve
decent fuel economy (16/23) and dodge the gas guzzler tax.
The addition of a Torsen limited-slip differential, as well as the
suspension upgrades, combined to knock off around 8 seconds from the car's
lap time at VIR, putting it nearly equal with the vaunted BMW M3. It also
equals or bests our tester M3's equipment levels while costing nearly $7000
Well done, Lexus.
—Ross Rapoport, Road Test Editor and Video Host
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Vehicle: 2011 Lexus IS-F
Base Price: $59,010
Price as tested: $63,007
Engine: 5.0L V8
Transmission: 8-speed automatic
horsepower: 416 @
Torque: 371 lb.-ft. @5200
0-60 MPH: 4.2 sec.
Warranty: 4 years, 50,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 16 city / 23 highway MPG
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NASCAR Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
This is a compilation video from a day of racing at Las Vegas Motor
Speedway with the Richard Petty Driving Experience. After a brief
classroom training and a van tour around the track, they strapped each
driver into a 700 horsepower NASCAR race car
and let him rip around the track solo behind a pace car instructor. I was
doing 136MPH in the turns.