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      10-03-2007, 09:48 AM   #1
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is the new lexus is-f matching up to the m3?

i would never imagine that Lexus would come up with something like this!!
http://www.lexus.com/isf/isf/specs.html
what do you think?
will it beat the new m3? or is lexus trying to match up to the all mighty m3?
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      10-03-2007, 10:01 AM   #2
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i would never imagine that Lexus would come up with something like this!!
http://www.lexus.com/isf/isf/specs.html
what do you think?
will it beat the new m3? or is lexus trying to match up to the all mighty m3?
If it looks like a pile of crap it doesn't really matter that it's powered by a 5l V8...

Case closed.

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      10-03-2007, 10:05 AM   #3
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specs looks good on paper.

look like crap but e92 m3 is no supermodel either. chances are it will come in 3rd after M3 and Audi. Skylline is in another league.
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      10-03-2007, 10:09 AM   #4
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      10-03-2007, 10:28 AM   #5
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i would never imagine that Lexus would come up with something like this!!
http://www.lexus.com/isf/isf/specs.html
what do you think?
will it beat the new m3? or is lexus trying to match up to the all mighty m3?
it looks ugly!! i hope it's wrilly close to m3 so bmw would do somthing much better
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      10-03-2007, 10:39 AM   #6
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Don't look at it from the back.... yuck.
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      10-03-2007, 10:58 AM   #7
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Don't look at it from the back.... yuck.
i agree
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      10-03-2007, 11:05 AM   #8
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      10-03-2007, 11:17 AM   #9
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Its ugly as crap, especially from the side and rear.
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      10-03-2007, 11:17 AM   #10
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I like the view from the front. As with the new E92 M3, which has grown on many of us, I think this car may do that as well. I don't think it will be much competition for the M3s performance but that is based on an estimate of its weight.

-Nice torque figure 350+ ft lb
-Nice brake specs (lots of pistons - will look good - does not guarantee good performance)
-8 speed trany - cool, auto only - not cool
-19s stock - cool
-VDIM - cool

Would really like to know:

-Weight
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-N'ring time
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      10-03-2007, 11:19 AM   #11
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regardless of performance figures and all this car is ugly to the 9th degree. i dont care how fast it is
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      10-03-2007, 12:10 PM   #12
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I have mixed opinions, and I lack faith in Lexus to bring to the table a true driver's product.
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      10-03-2007, 12:15 PM   #13
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It's a Japanese Pony Car. A luxury Mustang. Light years behind the Nissan GTR or even the Evo in road performance.
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      10-03-2007, 01:09 PM   #14
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Not sure if this video has already been posted, it's the IS-F at Laguna Seca (I think... it looks like the cork screw in the video).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGTVOT2R3xg

Definitely has loads of torque from its 5L engine, but how it delivers its power to the redline is still questionable. I remember test driving the old IS years back... good mid range flexibility but asthmatic and coarse as it closes in on the redline.
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Auto - no gracias
8 speed tranny - sounds kind of gimmicky to me. There's probably a reason BMW, Merc, and most importantly, F1 are all doing 7 speeds.

And from that vid it looks like it has loads of understeer until they finally power it into oversteer.
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      10-03-2007, 01:52 PM   #17
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Every single cosmetic change made from the IS350 to get to this was ill conceived. I'm sure its possible to make an IS look meaner and more extreme, but they could not have gotten it more wrong.
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      10-03-2007, 01:55 PM   #18
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Why IS-F and C63 have fog lights on their V8, but not M3?
Maybe because they are rarely used?
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      10-03-2007, 01:57 PM   #19
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Would really like to know:

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-N'ring time
Well you can get a Neiman Marcus edition for $68k.

http://www.autoblog.com/2007/10/02/n...ld-lexus-is-f/

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      10-03-2007, 02:06 PM   #20
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Well you can get a Neiman Marcus edition for $68k.

http://www.autoblog.com/2007/10/02/n...ld-lexus-is-f/

They've got to be kidding

I don't mind the Mark Levinson audio though... one of the best in car sound system I've heard
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      10-03-2007, 03:29 PM   #21
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Looks like they bolted on some aftermarket parts that fell off the back of a truck!

Knowing Lexus though, it will probably have excellent NVH characteristics which will probably win them some sales.
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      10-03-2007, 04:40 PM   #22
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the car actually looks pretty nice in person.
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