Lexus IS-F alternatives

Latest model: Lexus IS-F 2008
Lexus IS-F 2008Much of the development of the new Lexus IS-F took place at Fuji Speedway and the Higashi-fuji Technical Center in Japan. The Lexus IS-F is based on the proven rear-wheel-drive Lexus IS, which is equipped with a double-wishbone front and multi-link back suspension. As well as the IS performs, Lexus developers demanded much more of the all-new Lexus IS-F. The result is a performance tuned 5. 0-liter V8 motor, topped with specially engineered heads fed by a two-stage intake system, that produces 400-plus horsepower and more than 350 ft. -lbs. of torque. The all-new Lexus IS-F is equipped with engine-oil and transmission-fluid coolers for high-speed performance and a cylinder head-scavenging oil pump for high g-force driving.



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The Lexus IS-F motor is mated to the world's first eight-speed direct sport-shift transmission. A new torque-converter lock-up control was designed that enables for a direct, crisp gear change via the constant lock-up of the torque converter in second via eighth gears. In Drive mode, the Lexus IS-F transmission performs with great smoothness, and the torque converter enables for great release ability for quickly standing-start acceleration that will register a zero-to-60 time in less than 4. 9 seconds.

This original transmission also features an advanced Manual mode. A pair of paddles located within a fingertip's reach behind the helm allows the driver to make ultra-fast up-shift gear changes within a tenth of a second. Downshifts are accompanied by automated and incredibly precise throttle blips to match motor RPM to car speed.