2012 Lexus IS F CCS-R review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 11 June 2012 , 12:06:32 byAngela

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Lexus IS F CCS-R

Japanese carmaker Lexus has developed the new IS F CCS-R racer for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The big event will take place next month. This model is actually the racing version of the Lexus IS F Circuit Club Sport Concept that had its first official public display at the 2010 Tokyo Motor Show. Since then, it managed to participate in different races like the VLN 10 event that took place in Nurburgring. Under the hood it hides a 5.0-liter V8 engine capable of developing 416 horsepower and 371 lb. ft. of torque. All the output is being transferred to the road through an 8-speed automatic transmission. The racing version is lighter now weighing only 3.087 lbs. The engine features a fuel system SFI D-4 direct-to- cylinder injection that features secondary port injectors. The engine is situated in the front and it also has rear-wheel drive system. The 8-speed gearbox mentioned above is a Sport Direct Shift automatic that has paddle shift and manual mode. The carmaker offers two options in terms of wheels and tires. Lexus IS F CCS-R might transfer the power to the road through SSR 18x8.5J, off-set 30 on the front axle and 18x9.5J, off set on the rear one. The other option refers to Yokohama / ADVAN NEOVA A050 tires measuring 245/40 R18 on the front axle and 255/40 R18 on the rear one. The braking system features stainless steel mesh brake hose, a brake cooling system and also racing brake kit. The suspension system was also modified and now it has an adjustable camber front upper arm, reinforced bushings and mounts and modified race suspension. For the race, the carmaker offered tow strap, kill switch, 120l fuel cell and air jack system. On the inside the IS F CCS-R features center console, door and interior trim and carbon fiber dashboard and for extra-safety, a six-point seat belt.