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      01-14-2008, 12:34 AM   #64
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Originally Posted by gbb357 View Post
Are you serious, 500hp for the IS-F does'nt make any sense, i'm sure they can but why. The LF-A is only going to make 550hp. How do you know how it's going to do in the track. The current 8 speed tranny is one of the quickest on the market right now in terms of manual shifting and If it works for Mercedes and other high perfomance supercars why not Lexus. Can you at least try to answer my question, how is 420hp with 350lbs-ft of torque and is able to propel a 3800lbs car to 60 in 4.2 and 1/4 mile in 12.7 to be considered weak?

It is weak because there is nothing stellar about it in its class. This is not a comparison of 1/4 drag strips. All the cars in the class offer similar performance....M3, IS-F, C63 and even the RS4...

Beyond straightline performance, the M3 is miles ahead of its competitors in its class in handling and dynamics.

So again, why would ANY CAR Enthusiast buy an IS-F over an M3?
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