When I found out about this Best Motoring video pitting the Lexus IS-F against the BMW M3, Nissan Z, and the Honda S2000, I didn’t expect to see a repeat of yesterday’s video result, with the IS-F blowing the doors off the other cars. Too bad the video plays like a poorly staged mock race:
It’s quite clear from the IS-F tachometer display that the driver really had no clue what he was doing, late/poor shifting is going to kill you in any race. Not only that, the M3 was driven by Keiichi Tsuchiya, known in Japan as “the Drift King”, and was clearly head and shoulders above any of the other competitors.
Really, this wasn’t a race at all.