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Lexus IS 200 '98
Lexus IS 200 '98
Appears in Gran Turismo 2
Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo PSP
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 6
Type in GT5 ST[1]
Interior in GT6 Simple[2]
Manufacturer Lexus
Displacement 1988 cc
Drivetrain FR[3]
Aspiration NA
Engine 1G-FE
Max Power 152 BHP
Performance Points 367 PP
Length 4,400 mm
Width 1,720 mm
Height 1,410 mm
Weight 1,310 kilograms (2,900 lb)
Power/Weight Ratio 8.62 kg (19.0 lb) per horsepower

The Lexus IS 200 '98 is a Road car produced by Lexus. It appears in every main Gran Turismo game to date since Gran Turismo 2, barring Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec and Gran Turismo Sport.

ColorsEdit

The player can pick eight colors when they buy this car.

  • Silver Metallic
  • Black
  • Red Mica Metallic
  • Blue Mica
  • Dark Green Mica
  • Super Bright Yellow
  • Super White II
  • Dark Gray Mica Metallic

DescriptionEdit

"A 4-cylinder version of the IS which gathered popularity as a true sports saloon."

  • The Toyota Altezza was sold as the Lexus IS 200 in the U.S.

The best sports sedans in the world came from Europe, this was an established fact for decades, until the Altezza (Lexus IS) came along in October 1998. The new FR (Front engine/Rear drive) sedan was instantly embraced by the masses in Japan and in the U.S. since it represented the first FR sports sedan to come from that country for several years.

The Altezza came equipped with two engine types in Japan. One was a 2.0-liter DOHC inline-4 (dubbed the 3S-GE) with VVT-i, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. It produced 207 BHP and 159.1 lb-ft of torque. The other came in the form of a 2.0-liter DOHC inline-6 that produced 158 BHP and 147.5 lb-ft. The U.S. version, called the Lexus IS, had the 3.0-liter DOHC inline-6, the 2JZ-GE engine, that produced 217 BHP and 216.9 lb-ft of torque through a 5-speed automatic gearbox.

In July 2001, Toyota added a sports wagon to the line. In Japan it was called the Gita, while the name Sport Cross was used in other parts of the world. The appearance of the station wagon was unique and aggressive, not at all possessing the boxy shape commonly associated with the genre.

The handling and power of the Altezza created many fans all over the world, and with this attractive car, the Japanese FR sports sedan was back.

AcquisitionEdit

GT2Edit

This car can be bought at the Toyota dealership in East City for 38,460 Credits.

GT4Edit

This car can be bought at the Lexus dealership for 20,700 Credits. This is only possible in the international versions of the game.

GTPSPEdit

This car can be purchased for 20,700 Credits.

GT5Edit

As a Standard car, the Lexus IS 200 '98 can be purchased from the Used Car Dealership for 17,191 Credits. It is a Level 0 car.

GT6Edit

This car can be purchased for 20,700 Credits. It has a simple interior.

PicturesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Appears as a Standard Car in Gran Turismo 5
  2. Appears as a simple car in Gran Turismo 6
  3. Front-Engined, Rear-Wheel Drive