Lexus IS-F with SIKKY headers and PTS JoeZ exhaust
Parking Lot fun with the 413whp IS-F.
-PTS JoeZ Exhaust/intake pipe
This car comes with 255' width tires in the rear, but desperately needs
some 275's. The additional 42+whp the headers provide just put the car
over the top for the stock size tires.
2014 Volvo S60 Polestar vs Lexus IS F: engine sound & 0-100km/h comparison
2014 Volvo S60 Polestar vs Lexus IS F: engine sound & 0-100km/h comparison.
Head over to
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2014 Lexus IS F
311kW and 505Nm
Eight-speed auto, rear-wheel drive with limited-slip diff
0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds (as tested)
0-200km/h in 17.3 seconds (as tested)
2014 Volvo S60 Polestar
3.0-litre turbo inline six
257kW and 500Nm
Six-speed auto, all-wheel drive Haldex system
0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds (as tested)
0-200km/h in 18.8 seconds (as tested)
2014 Lexus IS F Sedan
2014 Lexus IS F sedan: Say bye-bye to the brutally quick IS F
The good: The 2014 Lexus IS F's V-8 is a total hoot and pairs nicely with
the eight-speed, close ratio automatic transmission. The dated tech holds
up surprisingly well to modern standards.
The bad: Despite its advanced transmission, the engine is pretty old tech.
Fuel economy will dip into the single digits, if you're not careful.
The bottom line: The terrifically impractical 2014 Lexus IS F is the most
un-Lexus model in the lineup, but it's an absolute thriller.
Largely unchanged since its 2008 debut, the IS F is sort of the black sheep
of Lexus' lineup. With its big, inefficient V-8 and boisterous character,
it's the most un-Lexus model the automaker builds. So, I was equal parts
surprised and pleased to see that the automaker was still producing it this
late into the generation transition.
You see, the IS F sedan and the IS C convertible are the last of the
second-generation IS models, the sedans that make up the bulk of sales have
already moved on to the third-generation's awkwardly styled sheet metal.
But this will be the last year that Lexus builds this beastly brute. So, as
the 2014 IS F sedan left the Car Tech garage this week, I was bidding
farewell to the Mighty F in more ways than one.
Lexus IS-F with JoeZ exhaust dyno Dyno run for an 2008
Lexus IS-F featuring the PTS/JoeZ Exhaust.
Baseline = 349 HP - 336 ft.lbs
JoeZ Exhaust = 369 HP - 346 ft.lbs
(at the wheels)
Artisan Twin Turbo ISf
Another twin turbo ISf from Artisan
Performance. The kit was installed at turbochargers.com in Houston, TX and tuned by
Kenny Strickler. The kit features twin GTK 350 turbochargers and is putting out approx 6psi. Car
makes 540whp and 507tq.
turbochargers.com is your one stop shop
for all IS-f performance parts
Can the 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport catch BMW?
The Smoking Tire gets a crack at a pre-production example of the all-new
2014 Lexus IS350 F-Sport. It's got an aggressive new look and an interior
to match, but how does it drive on Southern California's most technically
challenging road? We find out.