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Next-Generation Lexus IS F?

Along with their photochop of the next-generation Lexus IS, Best Car also tried their hand at the future IS F (click for a larger image):

The 2013 Lexus IS-F

From the Japanese blurb, it looks like Best Car is suggesting the engine output will remain unchanged in the next-gen IS F, which is something I doubt very much. It wouldn’t surprising to see the IS-F powered by the same 5.0L V8, but there’s no way it doesn’t get at least a minor power bump.

As with their 3G IS image, this 2G IS F photochop doesn’t show much in the way of progress, though I’ll admit there’s something about the front-end design that’s appealing.

Last up in our Best Car round-up is this rendering of a possible IS F Convertible (click for a larger image):

2013 Lexus IS-F Convertible

This is probably my favorite of the three photochops, though it’s likely because I’m a sucker for panoramic glass roofs. Again, I like the sculpted front-end, though it all cases there’s far too much “concept car” in the lines.

(The idea of an IS F Convertible is interesting, but it does lead to a dilemma — what to call it? The IS FC?)

[Source: Best Car via Japanese Car Design Corner]

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    Tilps
  • February 23, 2011
back end is so ugly
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    LEXISCONOSUR
  • February 23, 2011
I am a big fan of this "concept"! i would really like to see the back end though. Any pics of the rear?
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    MIKE DELORCA
  • February 23, 2011
The ISF looks pretty darn good----the lack of LED running enhancement lights is a huge miss. LEXUS needs to come up with an original arrangement for running lights that no one else has copied or jumped on the band wagon with-----even Ford's mid to low range models have decent looking LED lihgts. Now is the chance to do something totally different and show some boldness.
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    Travis
  • February 24, 2011
The current ISF is complete badass... matching the M3 track time on car and drivers lighting lap... The next ISF is going to be sick.
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    Thomas
  • February 24, 2011
Wow! Thats really an awful design.
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    Thomas
  • February 24, 2011
MIKE DELORCA wrote:The ISF looks pretty darn good—-the lack of LED run­ning enhance­ment lights is a huge miss. LEXUS needs to come up with an orig­i­nal arrange­ment for run­ning lights that no one else has copied or jumped on the band wagon with—–even Ford’s mid to low range mod­els have decent look­ing LED lihgts. Now is the chance to do some­thing totally dif­fer­ent and show some boldness.
Yeah, me too. I dont care if the car looks butt-ugly - like this photoshop - as long as it has some LED's. The more LED's the better, right? (irony)
LEXISCONOSUR wrote:I am a big fan of this “con­cept”! i would really like to see the back end though. Any pics of the rear?
None that I've found, I'll be sure to update if I come across any more. :-)
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    Brice
  • February 25, 2011
Lexus will blowit. Design wil be mellowed out too much without those LED,s Toyota/Lexus are like a protective father-she can't wear a mini skirt because too many boys may want too look at her
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    Thomas
  • February 28, 2011
Shut up about LED's please!You think car design is about how many LED's you can put on a car?! Nope! Nope and nope!
Brice wrote:Lexus will blowit. Design wil be mel­lowed out too much with­out those LED,s

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