Lexus IS F CCS-R to Race in Pikes Peak Hill Climb


Lexus IS F CCS-R race car Pikes Peak

Lexus has announced that the Lexus IS F CCS-R will compete in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on July 8, 2012 — here are some photos of the race car:

Although the 2UR-GSE 5.0L V8 engine remains the same as the stock IS F, overall weight has been reduced by 693 lbs., mostly through the use of carbon fiber — the hood, door handles, front fender, and even the dashboard and center console have been replaced with the material.

The Pikes Peak Hill Climb is an annual automobile and motorcycle hillclimb to the top of the Pikes Peak mountain in Colorado. The track measures 12.42 miles with over 156 turns and climbs 4,720 feet — I recommend the Wikipedia article for some background.

Full specifications of the IS F CCS-R included after the jump.

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase: 107.5 in. Overall Length: 187.4 in. Overall Width: 71.5 in. Overall Height: 54.5 in.

WEIGHT

Curb Weight: 3,087 lbs. or less (693 lbs. less than stock)

ENGINE Designation: 2UR-GSE Displacement: 5.0L Horsepower: 416 @ 6,600 rpm Torque: 371 lb.-ft. @ 5,200 rpm Fuel system: SFI D-4 direct-to-cylinder injection with secondary port injectors

DRIVETRAIN

Layout: Front engine, rear-wheel drive system Transmission: 8-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic with paddle shift and manual mode

EXTERIOR

  • Orange mica exterior paint
  • Reinforced monocoque (with roll cage)
  • Carbon fiber hood, door handles, front fender, front spoiler, front canard, rear spoiler, ventilator
  • Polycarbonate windows
  • Lightweight door

WHEELS/TIRES

  • SSR
  • 18×8.5J, off-set 30 front
  • 18×9.5J, off-set 40 rear
  • Yokohama /ADVAN NEOVA A050 tires
  • 245/40 R18 front
  • 255/40 R18 rear

BRAKES

  • Brake cooling system
  • Racing brake kit
  • Stainless steel mesh brake hose

SUSPENSION

  • Adjustable camber front upper arm
  • Modified race suspension
  • Reinforced bushings and mounts

EXHAUST

  • Racing exhaust system

OTHER MECHANICAL

  • Engine oil cooler
  • Transmission oil cooler
  • Differential oil cooler
  • Mechanical LSD

RACING EQUIPMENT

  • 120L fuel cell
  • Air jack system
  • Fire extinguishing system
  • Data logger
  • Kill switch
  • Tow strap

INTERIOR

  • Carbon fiber dashboard, center console, door and interior trim
  • HANS compatible full bucket driver’s seat
  • Lightened interior (delete power windows, door locks, rear seats, roof lining, etc.)
  • Six-point seat belt
  • Small-diameter steering wheel with paddle shifters

Comments


  • http://twitter.com/CruxFiveTen Crux

    Oh snap! 

    I’ve seen some rear wheel drive monster try to climb up Pikes. They seem to have less traction but we shall see how the IS F fares.

  • brian jou

    Lexus ISF CCS-R vs bmw m3 gts SOON please. Why is Lexus always so skimpy on horsepower don’t get me wrong 416 is plentiful but come one, an extra 20-30 wouldn’t hurt a little given the amount of power loss due to the elevation. Wonder if Lexus have something up there sleeve there not telling us. Maybe the future tuning of the next gen ISF?? :)))))))

  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding

    Interested … Pikes Peak isn’t a simple race .

  • PG

    Lexus should offer this as a factory race-ready car to interested racing teams. This way, they could bolster their new-found performance credentials and get a foothold in racing.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    Hmm — you might be right. I just cut & pasted from the Lexus press release.

  • http://lexusenthusiast.com krew

    I would think part of the reason for keeping the horsepower the same is to maintain some direct relation with the production model — I would love to see a comparison with the BMW M3 GTS, too.

  • brian jou

    honestly to me they put in so much stuff and changed out so much and took off 600+lbs of weight, its a little far from production model. If Lexus came out with a lightweight model or a better tuned version of the ISF like the bmw m3 comp pack, then it might be closer to production model, but to me imo the ccs-r is way far from the prod model. Is the ccs-r a street legal car?

  • Travis

    Awesome. I love everything but the decals. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding

    This explained why it’s so much lighter & it might not a Street Legal car anymore ,

    - Carbon fiber hood, door handles, front fender, front spoiler, front canard, rear spoiler, ventilator- Polycarbonate windows- Lightweight door- Carbon fiber dashboard, center console, door and interior trim- HANS compatible full bucket driver’s seat- Lightened interior (delete power windows, door locks, rear seats, roof lining, etc.)- Six-point seat belt- Small-diameter steering wheel with paddle shifters… what a CCS-R is , it’s a Superman with Suit .

  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding

    It have a different exhaust & since the intake pipe is slightly change , there would be sure some change on the output … but not much though .

  • Iasnob

    Lexus has already proven themselves with several Grand AM victories. Non-ISF owners have no idea what the car can do. Horsepower is meaningless unless you can transfer it to the road. With 1/10 of a second shifts, it delivers true Supercar performance and takes you quickly to around 175 mph where others just cannot go. Unlimited, it will do 190+. Not bad for a little beast.

  • Iasnob

    Lexus has already proven themselves with several Grand AM victories. Non-ISF owners have no idea what the car can do. Horsepower is meaningless unless you can transfer it to the road. With 1/10 of a second shifts, it delivers true Supercar performance and takes you quickly to around 175 mph where others just cannot go. Unlimited, it will do 190+. Not bad for a little beast.

  • William Zhigaylo

    Awesome!