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2010 Lexus IS-F

Posted: 07/01/2010 - 11:05 PM ET

The 5.0L 90 degree V8 engine of the 2010 Lexus IS-F is manufactured with an all-aluminum block and heads. It features direct and port injection, 4 cams and 4 separate valves per cylinder. Dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence electronic intake valve timing (VVT-IE) technologies are implemented. This meaty badboy cranks out 416 horses at 6600 RPM and 371 lb-ft of twist at 5200. The IS-F is also certified as an Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV-II). Its compression ratio is reported at 11.8:1. The IS-F is also equipped with an 8-speed Sport Direct-Shift paddle-shiftable automatic gearbox. It is able to enter a manual mode and also features a torque-converting lock-up clutch on gears 2 through 8.

Manufacturers suggested retail pricing for the Lexus IS-F 2010 begins at $58,460 and an $825 delivery/processing fee is added on. Excellent Lexus financing incentives are available now. The IS-F is a top performer, shooting its occupants from zero to sixty in an eye-blinking 4.6 seconds. Quarter-mile track speeds have been reported. as has a 13-seconds-flat electronically-limited top track speed of 170 mph. This is one seriously quick and powerful automobile, not be played inattentively with.

Fuel economy ratings for the IS-F 2010 Lexus are estimated by the EPA at 16/23/18 city/highway/combined. A filled 16.9-gallon fuel reservoir will allow transportation of up to over 300 miles. Its aerodynamic drag coefficient is 0.30 and it requires a turning circle of 33.5 feet. The IS-F is rear wheel-driven and comes to you stock with a TORSEN limited-slip rear differential and a final drive ratio of 2.937. An independent frontal double-wishbone suspension system features gas-pressurized monotube shocks , coil springs and a hollow stabilizer bar. In the rear, an independent multi-link suspension system with low-mounted upper arms and a solid stabilizer bar reside.

The exterior dimensions of the 2010 Lexus IS-F are 183.5 x 71.5 x 55.7 inches in length, width and height respectively. It's constructed on a welded steel unibody platform, seats four people comfortably and is officilly classified as a high performance luxury sports sedan. It features a 107.5-inch wheelbase and 3780-pound curb weight. On the inside, you'll find 37.2 inches of headroom, 54.4 inches of shoulder room, 54.1 inches of hip room and 43.9 inches of legroom in the front. 13.3 cubic feet of luggage and other cargo hauling capacity is found in the trunk. The IS-F is one of the quickest, safest, most luxurious sports cars on the planet. Enjoy a test ride today.

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