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Awd Is-f

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This may be a stretch but here it goes........
If money and time were no object what would the feasibility of making an AWD IS-F? Either transplanting the IS 250 AWD drivetrain into an IS-F or the 5.0L power plant from the IS-F into the AWD IS 250? Just an idea. Was wondering what the two IS cars shared if anything.
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Would love to see it but I don't think Toyota is >

working in the AWD/4WD direction right now.. Though IMHO it would make for one heck of a car if it were 4wd ala the Porsche Turbo!!!

The IS F and the IS 250 share very little. The complete drive train is different, plus there are other suspension differences too.... The most they have in common would be found in the design and layout of the interior section I would think...
Give It 5 Years!, I heard an awd LS 460 is in the works, they have it for the LS 600 hl
As far as I know, Lexus does not have a plan to produce IS-F in AWD. They do not have any AWD drive train that can withstand the tourque and it will be too much investment to make IS-F into AWD when you consider the market. Lexus came out with IS-F as a statement to younger consumers to show Lexus is not just about smooth and quite ride. From the study, Lexus found out their customers average age(40's) on IS series was far more older than BMW 3 series customer average age(30's) and felt like they needed to do something to attract younger buyers to keep expand their customer base. Lexus is not going to profit from IS-F's sale since it's very limited in production. Lexus is just hoping to break even with IS-F and hoping IS-F will bring more sales in IS-250 and IS-350.
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