IS-F Evolution Lexus to be unveiled at the Tokyo Show

Posted on Friday, 1 May 2009 , 08:05:30 byEmil

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IS-F Evolution Lexus to be unveiled at the Tokyo Show

Lexus's newest variant of their IS-F hot-rodded, the IS-F Evolution unit is set for making its auto show introduction in October at the Auto Salon in Tokyo, and arrive in the showrooms in 2010, in the summer. The big difference for the four-door V8 powered is the extensive carbon fiber usage. The composite material (lightweight) will not just be used for the exterior body panels of the car, bringing the weight by at least 200 pounds down, but will be an important ingredient also in the fade-free brakes of carbon-ceramic.

Although the eight cylinder 5.0 liter engine will see only a small bump in peak output, you should expect the IS-F Evolution's lightweight nature to turn this into a capable, handling machine. Now Lexus plans a limited run production of 500 models only.

The V8 5.0-litre engine will see most likely power boost. The IS-F unit will be have the 500 units limit and the cost is rumored to begin at about 250,000 Dollars.