Lexus IS F Chief Engineer Yukihiko Yaguchi Retires

Lexus engineer Yukihiko Yaguchi, the man behind the F performance brand, has officially retired from the company.

Yaguchi worked on the first-generation SC coupe and the Toyota Supra, but he’s best known for the skunkworks project that became the original IS F. Yaguchi also served as chief engineer of the RC F and contributed to the GS F.

(I have met Yaguchi-san multiple times over the past, interviewing and talking with him extensively. All the best to him in this new chapter.)

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Faisal Sheikh

Wish him all the best in his next chapter. Every time I drive my RCF, I will always remember him for the brilliance and hardwork that went into developing this car. His decision to build a masterpiece high-revving N/A V8 in times of turbocharging dominating everywhere and developing a TVD for the RCF to further enhance its agility are two of the cornerstone of the engineering that went into RCF. It was the main reason why I bought an RCF rather than an M4. It is what RCF will always be remembered for.
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He made awesome sport cars in the performance with the IS-F, RC-F, GS-F even the (SUPRA) is the best Japanese engineer ever! But is time to say goodbye :( But who made this updates and new engines and are working on, in the 4.0L and/or 5.0 v8 twin turbo for upcoming and future cars/ such as sport cars!