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Two More Lexus IS Fs Spotted at Nürburgring

2014 Lexus IS F Convertible Test Mule

This may be the third day in a row for photos of the next-generation Lexus IS F development mule currently running around Nürburgring, but Motor Trend has some new information:

A Motor Trend staffer who was at the ‘ring tells us the blue Lexus IS F (shown below) “had something nasty under the hood,” and it “sounded very mean.” From the photos, this IS F looks to be race-prepped; it’s got NACA ducts on its hood, hood pins, and a full roll cage.

2012 Lexus IS F with Roll Cage

The red Lexus IS F looked to be stock, but was chasing a gorgeous blue right-hand drive Toyota Supra around the track. Why? We’re not quite sure.

Lexus IS F & Toyota Supra

Not just the IS F convertible mule, but one race-prepped Ultrasonic Blue IS F & one seemingly normal Matador Red IS F in a duel with a Toyota Supra — the plot thickens…

[Source: Motor Trend]

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Engineers having fun! That's when the best stuff are imagined!
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      Ljn71
    • July 20, 2012
    Indeed! My beloved MR2 Roadster was the product of a skunk works project not sanctioned by Toyota management.
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  • July 19, 2012
Ahhhhhh Chasing a Supra, WHY?!? This is crazy exciting I cannot wait to hear more nex gen IS F news. 
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    BOSS
  • July 19, 2012
 Maybe they put a 2JZ into that blue ISF ;)
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      MD
    • July 20, 2012
    God forbid!!! LOL The turbo lag on it will take 8 minutes alone at Nurburgring :-)
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      ALL RIGHT GIGGITY
    • July 21, 2012
    With a little tuning from the F department it'll be fine...
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    ALL RIGHT GIGGITY
  • July 19, 2012
I thinking a lightweight version of the ISF for the blue one like the M3 competition pack... 
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    ALL RIGHT GIGGITY
  • July 19, 2012
hmm i just noticed they don't have an F badge on them. Are they really ISF or the next gen in the F body?
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    LexVVTiS300
  • July 19, 2012
MAN!!! im wayyy too curious now...it cud be a next gen Supra chassis under the ISF & they testing to see if it can match or out perform Supra...OR they cud just be having fun but this is far too interesting
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      MD
    • July 20, 2012
    The Supra is way outdated. I am not sure if you realize a stock IS-F can destroy a Supra around Nurburgring with much issues so it is the poorest example to use as a benchmark. It is merely a pace car and the same blue Supra turbo was used as a pace car for Lexus LFA testing back in 2006.
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      LexVVTiS300
    • July 20, 2012
    True. 
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I just realize the Supra have stock wheels ... o_o
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i think Lexus is testing these mules to compare which body style is well suited for ISF-C,IS-F convertiable and sedan and incorparate them into the LF-LC design personally  i am more exicited  this IS then previous generations
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This is now officially more exciting than the lame BMW m3/m4 prototype. I wanted to know what is under the blue IS hood so badly. Worst case scenario it will be the 5.0 V8 with a straight pipe. xD
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    3rdworldjunkie
  • July 20, 2012
 I like the ending: "the plot thickens…" Waiting...
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what if THE IS convertible is a mule for the NG_SUPRA?????????????????????
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    MT
  • July 21, 2012
Any chance the IS-F will get the rear steering? Would be awesome!
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    M111rhp
  • September 19, 2012
I think if they simply totally redesign the complete induction from bumper to the head. Make it more like the lfa. They should be 110 bhp per 1000cc easy so 550bhp I think 460 bhp would not be a big ask. And a reduction in waight.
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    Soneyfortune
  • October 13, 2012
they should make a new sc300!! Anyone?

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