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2012 Lexus IS F review (quick spin and track test)
2012 Lexus IS F quick spin and track test. Head over to http://performancedrive.com.au/2012-lexus-is-f-review-video/ for the full review.
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 less. Well done, Lexus. —Ross Rapoport, Road Test Editor and Video Host Visit http://roadflytv.com for more photos and a downloadable window sticker. Vehicle: 2011 Lexus IS-F Base Price: $59,010 Price as tested: $63,007 Engine: 5.0L V8 Transmission: 8-speed automatic horsepower: 416 @ 6600 rpm Torque: 371 lb.-ft. @5200 0-60 MPH: 4.2 sec. Warranty: 4 years, 50,000 miles Fuel Economy: 16 city / 23 highway MPG Roadfly.com - http://www.roadfly.com Car Forum - http://www.roadfly.com/forums RoadflyTV - http://www.youtube.com/roadflytv Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/roadfly Twitter - http://twitter.com/roadfly IMDB - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1790415/
The Snob magazine Reviews the 2012 Lexus IS-F
Our intrepid editor in chief gets behind the wheel of the 2012 Lexus IS-F and tire smokin' madness ensues.