Lexus IS-F Racing Concept 

  • 2008
  • 5.0L
  • 172 mph
The IS F’s steering tune aims for middling effort, and the sport mode supposedly dials down the assist, but we couldn’t sense much difference.
by Car and Driver (Jan, 2008)
This magic setup is accompanied by a thunderous exhaust soundtrack.
by Car and Driver (Aug, 2009)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Lexus IS-F Racing Concept


IS-F Racing Concept
4.2 s
2.7 s

Top speed

IS-F Racing Concept
172 mph
Agera R
260 mph
253 mph


IS-F Racing Concept
9.8 s
GT 86
17.8 s
5.1 s

1/4 mile

IS-F Racing Concept
12.7 s
GT 86
15.3 s
Agera R
10.1 s

Data points Key details of the Lexus IS-F Racing Concept

Engine size

IS-F Racing Concept
4,969 cc
7,993 cc
GT 86
2,000 cc

In The News From around the web


Lexus IS-F Racing Concept
Looking like a Lexus DTM racecar, the IS-F Racing Concept was revealed at the Tokyo Auto Salon (TAS) to display the companies potential racing prowess.

2008 Lexus IS-F

Car & Driver News
We ranked the car second behind the 3-series due to Lexus's characteristic numb steering and pillowy suspension.
The engine is teamed with a modified version of the LS460's eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and a torque converter revised for quicker shifts and rev-matched downshifts.

2008 Lexus IS-F

AutomobileMag News
Behind big nineteen-inch BBS front wheels lie six-pot aluminum Brembo calipers-the first ever with "Lexus" written across them-squeezing down on 14.2-inch perforated discs that hope to also clamp down on the lips of Lexus-doubters.
Under the massively bulged hood you see here is a 5.0-liter beast of a V-8 engine putting out over 400 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Lexus
Year 2008
City mileage 16 MPG
Highway mileage 23 MPG

power & handling

Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 4,969 cc
Cylinders V8
Fuels Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,800 lb
Width 71.5 in
Height 55.7 in
Length 183.5 in
Wheelbase 107.5 in

road tests

Top speed 172 mph
1/4 mile 12.7 s
0-60mph 4.2 s
0-100mph 9.8 s


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 8 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
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