Originally Posted by footie
To comment of whether something is fake or not is plain silly or plunking at straws. You need to look at it's merits and failings instead of the stuff that doesn't matter one iota.
The IS-F is a good car, to me it's not directly a rival to the M3, more an alternative in the same way as the C63 and RS4 are.
So let's imagine this thought experiment. There is a car on the market that suits you perfectly. Really your dream car. Now imagine a giant aluminum rear wing added to this wonderful car. A total ricer job, no downforce, way too big, flimsy, etc. I would call this FAKE. It is fake because a rear wing has a very well defined function and such a unit would not perform that function.
Would you care? Would you buy that car?