Saturday, February 2, 2008

Lexus IS-F Review

Lexus IS-F

It felt like a long time to come, but fortunately, on paper strongly expected IS-F gutsy promise certain levels of performance, thanks to a 5.0-liter V8 with more than 400bhp. Double-wishbone front and multi-link rear suspension strengthen Overall, a good part of the development of what has been done at the Fuji Speedway, the new home of the Japanese Grand Prix.

Lexus IS-F engine is mated to the first of eight automatic gearbox. A new torque converter, lock-up control has been developed which allows for an impressive acceleration and a direct, crisp gear shifting thanks to the constant lock-up torque converter in first gear exception. Lexus provides for a time from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4.9 seconds.

Drive mode, the IS-F transmission plays with typical finesse Lexus, but this one also has a manual transmission in advanced mode operated via a pair of paddles located inside a finger fingertips behind the wheel. These allow the driver to make ultra-fast changes within a tenth of a second. Downshifts are accompanied by automated and incredibly precise throttle blips engine rpm depending on the vehicle speed.

The modified suspension lowers the entire car by one inch from the norm IS models equipped with 18-inch wheels.

The attention to the performance is complemented by leading indices changed style that distinguish the F IS-IS standard. Provided engineers Lexus IS-F with a dual exhaust system and pipes quad-tail, wider front wings with highly distinctive vents behind the front wheel, as well as a wider grille and rear spoiler. Both the hood and the lower air intake has been expanded to accommodate and cool the V8 engine.

The interior of the IS-F receives treatment with style aluminum and composite seals and special surface treatments. The dashboard includes a temperature gauge and oil change in the indicator lights, while the "F" logo is prominent on the wheel and rear center console.


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