Lexus of Brisbane Introduces Lexus IS F Race Cars


Lexus IS F Race Car Australia

Australian dealership Lexus of Brisbane has purchased three Lexus IS F-based race cars:

Originally meant for the Superstars International racing series in Italy, the race cars were put up for sale by Mauer Racing earlier this year — here’s some details on the modifications:

Powered by the same TRD-developed 4.7-litre V8 engines that powered several Daytona prototype race cars to victory in the United States, the IS F V8 racers develop close to 600hp.

Several other race specific features are fitted to the racers include Motec engine management systems, ZF Sachs dampers, H&R springs, AP racing clutches and AP airjacks.

Initially, the race cars will be used for demonstration events & customer experience days, and Lexus of Brisbane “are also in discussion about potential racing use”, according to dealership owner Andrew Scifleet.

[Source: Lexus Australia]

Comments


  • BOSS

    I see what they did with that sticker grill heh heh.

  • http://twitter.com/JoeZPerformance Joe Z Performance

    Great pics Krew…!!!

    Just some food for thought.. These GT Race cars were actually the same 3 IS350 racers that began with “Team Lexus” back in 2005-2006.. (now defunct)

    There is truly nothing IS-F about them. ;)

    http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-f/617557-track-lexus-isf-nice-sound.html

    All the fun facts are here:
    http://www.intracecars.com/index.cfm?page=21

    Also, to my knowledge.. They are not related to the MRT Racing Lexus ISF, that participates in the the Superstars International racing series in Italy.
    That’s a legitimate ISF race car.. ;)

    They still look Awesome either way!!!

    Happy Holidays

    Joe Z

  • Brad

    I want a road legal version of that!-Speaking of which,I forgot to mention that I had read a report from Aus. last week that mentioned fully complete IS-F with CCS-R packages now available for purchase at any Aus. dealerships in any of the colors currently available for the IS-F.

  • fred

    Yeah I noticed that too. The grille, bonnet and tail lights give it away.