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plankton007 posted a topic in Lexus IS250 / Lexus IS250C / Lexus IS350 / Lexus IS350C Club / Lexus IS-F / IS300hGreat news for our 200t members with potential power bumps up to 240whp and 273 lb ft torque (178rwkw and 370nm of torque) https://www.clublexus.com/forums/performance/805369-is200t-tune-90.html#post9936687 On the other hand we have a potential turbo kit coming out for the 2gr fse (2IS350 3IS350 RC350 GS350) Picture is from the Lexus IS Freaks facebook page by Mathew Wilson of OV Tuning
Hi all, I got my RC around 18 months ago now and love most things about it - I'm hoping this is a fairly active community and there are some meetings happening around the place. I currently live in Brisbane but will be moving to Sydney in about 6 weeks. I know nobody down there at this stage but am always up for a car/motorbike cruise (also have a Honda Fury) so feel free to PM. I don't have any better photos available at the moment but I loved the blue/white combination the moment I saw it in the showroom and don't regret it for a second :)
I was one of the fortunate Lexus owners to attend the RC-F track day earlier this week (Tuesday / AM session). In summary, we were each presented with the opportunity to drive an ISF, RC350 F Sport & NX 300H (not sure about a Hybrid at a track day, but anyway). I personally haven't experienced a track drive before and was super excited. The NX was a waste of time, comfortable, but not suited for the track (obviously); the RC350 was a familiar ride to my IS350 FSport and was a pleasure to throw around the corners and hit 190km/h in the straight and the ISF, just wow. Next up... the RC-F. Only one lap, so had to make it count. However, in my mind, I had the words from Jeremy Clarkson in the latest episode of Top Gear shown only the day before: He says: It's really fat - weighs almost 2t A race against an M4 - the BMW just walks away. RC-F has 40 more HP, but was humiliated. Enormous weight, no good in the corners. Doesn't matter which drive mode selected, yards and yards of understeer and electronic interference "I really don't like this car, don't like the way it looks, goes, feels" What really annoys me is that I know Lexus can do SO MUCH BETTER... cue LFA So with these words in the back of my mind, I was a little weary of what to expect. Sure, I know Top Gear is heavily scripted and planned, but he does give an honest, no bulls**t approach. After all, his favourite car is a Lexus - the LFA. As mentioned, only one lap, not a huge opportunity, but from what I experienced, not a great deal of acceleration off the mark, yes a stack of understeer and felt like I was fighting the car to get it in the corner. I hit 215kph on the straight and was nice and stable at that speed. Brakes were impressive and otherwise very responsive. My verdict : Would I buy one? No, not yet. If I want a high performance V8 coupe now, i'd be shopping elsewhere. But... if Lexus was to create a lighter and more stable V8 coupe with a 'more modern' engine, then yes, I'd consider dropping $150k their way. Their competition right now is thinking about the future where Lexus more so seems to be dressing up the past.