2008 SEMA Show: Lexus IS-F by 0-60 Magazine

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 27, 2008

Track performance is a widespread subject among IS-F builders, and due to this 0-60 Magazine raised the stake on their Lexus IS-F venture with a supercharger to squeeze out more horse power from the enormous V8 engine found under the hood.

Carbon fiber body parts reduce weight while lowering the center of gravity and a custom roll cage adds strength and protection. A powerful brake enhancement kit was integrated to balance the performance equation.

It is a fact that the 0-60 crew knows how to drive, so it's not a shocker that the buff book's IS F mixes the right amount of power with the proper dose of stick.

Even though they haven't provided the figures for the output for the Greddy-supercharged bent-eight, the educated estimate puts it somewhere close to 550 hp.

That extra power and the carbon fiber body panels should improve on the IS F's weight problem. And with a custom roll cage, TEIN suspension, improved brakes and a set of Yokohama Advan RZ wheels wrapped in Hankook Ventus EVO V12 rubber, this is the first IS F that you'd actually want to drive.

Interior: - Design Craft Fabrication custom roll cage - Sparco Chrono Road Seats wrapped with interior-matching leather

Engine: - Greddy MP92 Supercharger w/ custom aluminum intake manifold - Greddy Intelligent Informeter Touch - Braille Carbon Battery

Exhaust: - Custom system using Greddy Spectrum Elite components

Suspension: - Tein Super Street Coilovers w/ EDFC Kit

Wheels: - Yokohama Advan Racing RZ Wheels - Front: 19x9" - Rear: 19x10"

Tires: - Hankook Ventus EVO V12 - Front: 245/35-19 - Rear: 275/30-19

Brakes: - Performance Friction Lexus IS F Z-Rated brake upgrade kits (front and rear) - Forged 4-piston monobloc calipers - Radial mount caliper brackets - 2-piece rotor/hat assemblies (372mm front; 355mm rear) - Z-rated Carbon Metallic multipads specifically for IS-F chassis - Stainless steel braided brake lines.

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