Originally Posted by footie
The IS350 has posted better than 5.1s but who said more power equals quicker 0-60mph times, the fact still remains that trying to get an extra 100+hp to the road surface with only two wheels doing the driving is harder and when you add the factor that only 46% of the weigh is now over these wheels (less than the IS350) it's amazing it's posting 4.8s at all. A better time to check out is 0-100 or 0-150mph and see how the IS-F is performing compared to the M3 and others, if by these speeds the thing is close then Lexus has done a good job with the engine and transmission.
Now the chassis, that's a different story and deserves another thread all on it's own.
Good point, what's the use of all that power if you can't get it on the pavement. But logic would say that 100+hp should make it quicker. And so far, the 0-60 times that has been recorded are 4.2, 4.6, 4.6, and 4.8. Three out of those four didn't really have a problem launching the car except for the slowest one at 4.8 who admitted that they could've taken off 0.2 in their test. Which is Edmunds by the way. The other testers where C&D, Motor Trend and Automobilemag. Handling wise, all three magazines where impress and surprised. BUt i'm sure it's still not up to par with BMW's M3.