|Lexus IS F Racing Concept '08|
|Appears in||Gran Turismo 5|
Gran Turismo 6
|Type in GT5||PR|
|Interior in GT6||Detailed|
|Max Power||509 BHP|
|Performance Points||556 PP|
|Weight||1,350 kilograms (3,000 lb)|
|Power/Weight Ratio||2.65 kg (5.8 lb) per horsepower|
Because this concept car is developed by Toyota Motorsport GmbH, a company founded on German rights, this car can be used in the online German Touring Championship.
This description is taken from the description page in GT5. It is transcluded from here.
The IS F is known as the sporty saloon of the Lexus Brand. It was sold in Japan from December 25, 2007, just barely within the year, but early that next year at the Tokyo Auto Salon, an IS F with an unusual appearance surprised fans. With a large air dam in the front poised very low, two carbon canards on the left and right, a towering rear wing and diffuser that barely misses the ground, giant racing tyres and massive wheelarches wide enough to produce aerodynamic effects on their own; though the car was still recognisable as the IS F, it was dressed as if it were a fully fledged DTM machine.
Though it raised hopes that maybe in fact, a Japanese automaker would finally compete in the DTM, it was made known that this machine called the IS F Racing Concept, was simply a test car that was created during the development of the IS F. It was a machine created in order to have developers of the IS F experience driving at the very limits of performance on circuits, to hone their senses, and to experience on their own the joy of controlling a machine, so they might apply what they learned to the production car.
It has participated in various events and has shown its speed as well as its brilliant engine sound, but no details regarding its engine or other details have ever been announced. Though fans may be disappointed to hear that there are no plans to participate in races such as the DTM with this car, it is not hard to imagine the spectacular role this car played in affecting the production IS F.
As a Premium car, the Lexus IS F Racing Concept '08 can be purchased from the Dealerships for 750,000 Credits. It is a Level 16 car.
This car can be purchased for 325,000 Credits. A special 15th Anniversary Edition model is also available by pre-ordering the game from gran-turismo.com. Both cars have a detailed interior.