IS 500 geing lighter than RCF and GSF, and more powerful than first gen ISF, this could end being the fastest Lexus car without counting LFA and might come close to RCF TE.
Wonder what transmission it will get. Same as RCF or LC500?
How did you come up with that? The IS350 already weighs just under 3900 lbs. You are saying the IS500 would weigh less than an IS350?
Like Gecko said, I have no upgrade path forward from the IS350 because what I really want is the Lexus equivalent of the Genesis G70 and the Acura TLX Type-S. That is, a turbocharged V6 sport sedan with RWD / AWD and no loss in practicality, tech and comfort.
People love the Lexus reliability and the top notch build quality that is expected of the brand, but when your customers are in danger of being poached by Acura (of all brands) you know that you're in trouble.
I believe the current IS is around 3700 lbs.
Here is my guess:
Lexus IS500 and optional F-Sport package (standard RWD with optional AWD)
3.5 Liter V6 Twin Turbo
~ 400 HP
10 speed auto
F-Sport trim gets additional tuning.