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Lexus News: Lexus IS-F

Lexus to Introduce Manual Transmission RC F & IS F?


Lexus may release a IS F and RC F with a manual transmission, according to recent Motoring Australia interview with Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG) business operations director Rob Leupen: One project Leupen revealed was the development of what he called a manual-shift gearbox (presumably a dual clutch) for the new generation RC F/IS F drivetrain. […]

Video: Lexus IS F CCS-R Race Car Added to Gran Turismo 6


The Lexus IS F CCS-R has been added to Gran Turismo 6 as part of a major game update — here are some videos featuring the Lexus race car: (Also joining the IS F CCS-R is the Toyota TS030 Hybrid race car — looks like it’s time to dust off the Playstation 3.)

Dan Neil of the Wall Street Journal Pays Tribute to the Lexus IS F


Dan Neil of The Wall Street Journal has written a tribute to the 2014 Lexus IS F, arguing that the sedan will one day be a collector’s item: Among other things, the IS F curates a generation of dynamics software for which we will one day be nostalgic.This is the collectible quality the IS F […]

Faked Spy Shot of the 2016 Lexus IS F


Is this a spy shot of the 2016 Lexus IS F? Jalopnik believes so, running the image yesterday after it was discovered on the Lexus Spain Facebook page. Unfortunately, the car in question is nothing but a Lexus IS with some duct tape and a TRD Japan body kit — here’s a photo for reference: […]

Lexus IS F CCS-R Wins Class in First Nürburgring Endurance Race of 2014 Season


The Lexus IS F CCS-R team of Uwe Kleen, Klaus Völker, and Jordan Tresson finished the first race of the Nürburgring VLN season with a SP8 class win. The team finished the four-hour 60 ADAC Westfalenfahrt race 32nd overall. [Source: VLN Racing Via: Lexus Europe]

Video: Lexus RC F Engine installed in the IS F CCS-R


As previously mentioned, the Lexus IS F CCS-R race car that participated in both the Pikes Peak Hill Climb & 25 Hours of Thunderhill was powered by the 450+ horsepower 5.0L V8 engine from the upcoming RC F — here’s a video of Lexus mechanics swapping the engine: No two ways about it, the sound […]