According to Japanese auto magazine Best Car, Lexus continues to work on a lightweight version of the IS-F, dubbed the IS-F Evolution.
The main focus on the IS-F Evolution would be reducing weight, where up to 300lbs could be dropped by using carbon fiber anywhere possible. Possible body panels would include the front bumper, front fenders, the rear bumper and rear “over-fenders” (??). The car could also be equipped with carbon ceramic brakes and wider wheels (245/35/19 front and 275/30/19 rear). Best Car even mentions the possiblity of an all carbon body option, but that seems a little fanciful.
Even the interior would get the carbon treatment, with carbon leather Recaro front seats and an all-carbon center console.
All this carbon wouldn’t be cheap, and Best Car estimates that the IS-F Evolution could hit $170,000USD. This would be a higher pricetag than the Nissan GTR Spec-V, which in turn pushes this rumor into questionable territory. On top of everything, Best Car was also responsible for the first rumor of this vehicle two years ago, and has yet to be verified by any other source.
(And really, Evolution?)
[Source: Best Car via 7tune]