Lexus’s latest version of their hot-rodded IS-F, the IS-F Evolution is set to make its car show debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon in October, and hit showrooms as early as the summer of 2010. The major difference for the V8 powered four-door is the extensive use of carbon fiber. The lightweight composite material will not only be used for the vehicle’s exterior body panels, bringing the weight down by over 200 pounds, but will also be a major ingredient in the fade-free carbon-ceramic brakes.
Although the 5.0 liter eight cylinder engine will only see a slight bump in peak output, expect the lightweight nature of the IS-F Evolution to turn it into a handling machine. Lexus is planning a limited production run of only 500 units and the
The 5.0-litre V8 engine will most likely see a bust of power. The IS-F will be limited to only 500 units and the price is rumored to start at around $250,000