Lexus IS

Lexus IS

If you check out Lexus’s website you will see that the asking price for an IS-F is just under $57,000. Topspeed has already reported that the Japanese luxury car maker is preparing an even more high tech version of the V8 powered, eight speed shifting IS sedan that will be known as the IS-F Evolution .

Initial speculation estimated the price to be around $200,000. If that sounds like a lot for a carbon fiber IS-F , what about $250,000? At almost $200,000 more than the already high performance version of the Lexus IS the Evolution should be packing some pretty serious heat if Lexus plans on selling all 500 examples.

Set to be released in the summer of 2010, the IS-F Evolution will be powered by a V8 engine delivering 423 HP, up from the 416 HP in the standard model. The weight of the vehicle will be reduced to only 1550 kilograms and will feature supercar parts like carbon ceramic brakes, carbon fiber interior and even bolder blistered fenders made from the woven black stuff.

Source: 7tune
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Lexus IS by Tom's

The Japanese tuners Tom’s have a long tradition tuning Toyota vehicles for both the racetrack and the street. Their latest treatment for the Lexus IS consists of an aero lip package that accentuates the aggressive styling of the littler Lexus without extensively modifying the exterior, as well as a sport tuned exhaust system.

Source: 4wheelsnews

Lexus took aim at the performance sedans from Germany with the IS-F , and it seemed to do well on the first attempt. The IS-F is selling well, especially in its home market of Japan, so Lexus is allowing its engineers to spread their muscle again with a car rumored to be called the IS-F Evolution.

When it comes to high-performance special editions, Lexus may take a page from the ultimate Japanese express ride, the Nissan GT-R . When Nissan made the SpecV version of the car, it didn’t touch the engine. Instead the car got lighter and better handling. For the IS-F Evolution, Lexus is rumored to leave the 5.0-liter 416 hp V8 alone, and just focus of replacing as much as possible with carbon (fiber). This includes carbon fiber bumpers and center console as well as carbon ceramic brakes. All the replacement parts should slim down the hod-rod IS-F by 308 lbs, which is about an eight percent weight savings.

Also just like the GT-R SpecV, Lexus is going for statosphric pricing for this special edition. 7Tune is estimating the price close to $200,000 (yen was converted to dollars). With the huge sticker price, and limited numbers (there are only 500 IS-F made per year), we don’t expect too many of these examples to make it off the island of Japan.

Source: 7tune

Lexus announced at the Chicago Auto Show that the F-Sport Performance Accessories line has been expanded to GS sports sedan , IS AWD and the upcoming IS convertible .

Lexus F-Sport Accessories for GS, IS C and IS AWD

These F-Sport accessories (think BMW’s M division) will include performance enhancing parts such as forged alloy wheels, brake upgrades, suspension systems, air intake, exhaust systems and more. Parts for these new models will be available as early as June 1, 2009.

Full parts breakdown in the press release after the jump.

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Last week we saw theLexus IS-F by Ventross and we liked it, but what about the new kit from the well-known Japanese tuner, Wald International?

Lexus IS-F by Wald International

The tuning house unveiled today its new body kit for the Japanese sports sedan consisting in a redesigned front bumper, a new set of side skirts, a carbon-fiber trunk lid and a new rear bumper with integrated air diffuser. The kit also includes a new set of black wheels with high performance tires.

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American tuner Vorsteiner launched today the Ventross, a sub division that will focus its attention on the high-end Japanese import vehicles. The first car to receive some attention from Ventross is the Lexus IS-F , a sport sedan fitted with a 5.0-liter V8 engine making 416 hp.

Ventross Lexus IS-F by Vorsteiner

The new kit includes a carbon-fiber front lip spoiler, a new trunk with integrated spoiler and a new carbon-fiber air diffuser. Also, a new set of 3-piece aluminium wheels will be available or the existent 6-spoke black wheels. The manufacturer has big plans because it also announced a full carbon-fiber package for the 2009 Nissan GT-R .

Attention boy-racers who won the lottery: Lexus unveiled at the 2008 Australian International Motor Show the IS250 Sports Concept that features a number of performance and visual enhancements.

Lexus IS250 Sports Concept

Lexus modified the brakes, shock absorbers, sway bars, chassis braces, air intake, clutch, short shift kit, exhaust, 19-inch wheels, engine cover and spoilers.

Under the hood Lexus placed a performance air intake, resulting in a three percent power increase and a carbon-fiber engine cover. Vehicles with manual transmissions also receive a short shift kit, resulting in a 35 percent reduction in fore and aft gearshift movement.

Press release after the jump.

Lexus unveiled at the Paris Auto Show the revised 2009 IS line-up that includes many small additions that add up to significant improvements in the car. The version shown in Paris is obviously the European model, but it is likely the same revisions will also make it to North America.

Lexus IS

The updated IS model range features a revised front grille and bumper design. Also new power folding door mirrors now feature integral LED side turn indicators. There are new 17” and 18” alloy wheel designs. The new IS range is available in ten body colors including two new colors: Amber Mica and Truffle Mica.

Lexus IS

On the technical side, the engine undercover has been redesigned to optimise airflow under the vehicle floor. The new design increases negative pressure under the car and generates more downforce. Revisions to the transmission shift pattern have yielded a CO2 emission cut by 8 to 3 percent depending on model.

Press release after the jump.

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After Renntech, the tuning company specialized in Mercedes vehicles, which promised to unveil its customized GLK at the SEMA Show, another tuner announced today their vehicle that will debut at 2009 SEMA: Fox Marketing-Artisan.

Lexus IS-F by Fox Marketing-Artisan

The tuner announced the debut of their customized Lexus IS-F . The big surprise regarding this vehicle is under the hood where the 5.0-liter V8, thanks to a Mishimoto radiator, a new Artisan exhaust is now capable to develop over 600 hp, according to the manufacturer.

Lexus IS-F by Fox Marketing-Artisan

The kit of the car features custom front and rear bumpers, new side sills, iForged 20 inch alloy wheels fitted with Toyo T1R tires. No words about the price of the kit but according to the manufacturer this will be released at the SEMA show.


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