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

Article by Christian A., 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.

If you liked the article, share on:



Fuel efficiency and going the distance may not be among the things that immediately come to mind when one mentions SEMA. But that hasn’t dissuaded Hyundai from what it has...
by - October 11, 2017
More and more people are beginning to appreciate classic pickup trucks, which are quickly becoming an in-demand commodity. A lot of these trucks come from the late 1960s and one...
by - October 3, 2017
The original classic Ford Bronco has become more relevant lately, thanks to the upcoming release of the all new version of it. The classic 1966 Bronco will make its way...
by - September 23, 2017
Fireball recently unveiled their latest racing monster at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. As far as we can tell, this 990 hp Camaro can put the Roush Mustangs...
by - November 8, 2016
For those who already own a Winnebago, enjoyment while being on the road comes fairly easy. Even then, some people also want a vehicle where they can get a thrill...
by - November 7, 2016

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Subscribe to our newsletter!