Saturday, 3 April 2010

Lexus IS-F (2008)


The IS-F engine is mated to the world's first eight-speed direct sport-shift transmission. A new torque-converter lock-up control was developed that allows for a direct, crisp gear change through the constant lock-up of the torque converter in second through eighth gears. In Drive mode, the IS-F transmission performs with great smoothness, and the torque converter allows for great launch ability for fast standing-start acceleration that will register a zero-to-60 time in less than 4.9 seconds. This unique transmission also features an advanced Manual mode. A pair of paddles located within a fingertip's reach behind the steering wheel enables the driver to make ultra-fast up-shift gear changes within a tenth of a second. Downshifts are accompanied by automated and incredibly precise throttle blips to match engine RPM to vehicle speed. The impressive acceleration achieved by the IS-F requires it be equipped with heavy-duty Brembo brakes designed to the specifications of the Lexus engineering team. Huge, 14.2-inch cross-drilled front discs are gripped by rigid, powerful six-piston aluminum calipers, while 13.6-inch rear cross-drilled discs feature two-piston calipers. High-friction brake pads are equipped on all four wheels. The brakes are finished with the Lexus name displayed on the calipers, a first for a Lexus production vehicle. The IS-F features custom-designed 19-inch forged alloy wheels as standard. The wheels were built to Lexus specifications by BBS and are surrounded by high-performance sport tires.


  • Displacement: 4,969 cm3
  • Engine type: V8
  • Fuel type: Petrol, 95 octane or more.
  • Valve mechanism: 32v, Dual VVT-I, VVT-iE for intake.
  • Bore x stroke: 94mm x 89.5mm.
  • Compression ratio 11.8
  • Max. power: 423 hp (311 kW) @ 6,600 rpm.
  • Max. torque: 505 Nm @ 5,200 rpm.
  • Max. speed: 270 km/h.
  • 0-100 km/h: 4.8 s.
  • 0-400m: 13 s.
Fuel consumption
  • Combined: 11.4 l/100 km.
  • Extra urban: 8.3 l/100 km.
  • Urban: 16.8 l/100 km.
CO2 emissions
  • Combined: 270 g/km.
  • Extra urban: 195 g/km.
  • Urban: 395 g/km.
  • Overall length: 4,660 mm.
  • Overall width: 1,815 mm.
  • Overal height: 1,405 mm.
  • Wheelbase: 2,730 mm.
  • Luggage capacity: 378 l.
  • Fuel tank capacity: 64 l.
  • Coefficient of drag: 0.27 (Cd)
  • Kerb weight: 1,700-1,730 kg.
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2,110 kg.


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