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]