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Car webzine <A HREF="http://www.motivemag.com/">Motive</A> posted this very brief but very intriguing article:

Lexus IS-F Supercharger Coming Soon
Sources within the Lexus sales network tell us it's in the works--a supercharger for the monstrous IS-F sedan. Not to be outdone by BMW or Mercedes-Benz, the 'charged Lexus should put out over 500 hp and dominate the nearest drag strip. The package will likely be offered straight from Toyota Racing Development, but rest assured that Motive will be using our contacts to get one from McGrath Lexus as soon as possible. The claimed output is somewhere in the realm of 500 hp. Stay tuned.

LexusF.com's take on this story? Take it with a huge grain of salt, preferrably kosher or rock. Granted, supercharging is TRD's preferred means of boost, as evidenced by their <A HREF="http://www.trdracing.com/trdsupercharger.html">superchargers for the 4-cylinder 1ZZ-FE, 2AZ-FE and 3RZ-FE; V6 5VZ-FE and V8 2UZ-FE engines</A>, not to mention the world-first <A HREF="http://my.is/forums/f41/worth-watching-toyota-australia-trds-supercharged-3-5-liter-v6-333021/">Eaton twin-vortices supercharger (TVS) developed for the 2GR-FE (non-direct injected) 3.5-liter V6.</A> We've been down this road before, however, as no less a reputable source than trade journal Automotive News, back at the turn of the millennium promised us a TRD supercharger for the 1st-generation Lexus IS 300's 2JZ-GE inline 6 that never materialized. As Motive mag tells us, stay tuned...

Our thanks go out to Andrei Sfintescu, an accomplished autocrossing friend of this author, for bringing this story to our attention, and to Darren Seeman and his ever-valuable <A HREF="http://www.toyotareference.com/">ToyotaReference.com</A> for providing all those Toyota engine codes.
 

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That is good news. Although taken lightly, I hope it does come out soon :D
 

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Oy vay!!:rolleyes: :rolleyes:
 

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For the record, this is just a rumor. My sources are pretty credible and direct.

If anything, there are a few aftermarket companies developing an s/c or turbo for the IS-F SEMA project cars....none of them linked to TRD whatsoever.
 

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We are not exactly talking honda civics and scions here when entertaining the idea of forced induction in the after market. Not only is the IS F a limited production car, an even more limited amount of owners are going to modify their cars...how is this a smart production idea and profitable business venture for tuners?
 

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I'm hearing they are planning on coming out with it. My sources say it's going to be similar to what TRD is offering for the Tundra and Tacoma.
 

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There's always gonna be rumors, but I think they'll make it.Who? Dont know, but somebody will.In today's "fast and furious" ways no matter what the economy is somebody will.
 

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My source is the IS F Project Manager at Lexus HQ. He's confirmed it is only a rumor, nothing more. It's an old rumor that keeps resurfacing at the lower levels. Think 8 years ago when TRD made a one off S/C for the PPG Yellow IS300 Pace Car. The idea never surfaced because it was too expensive and it never ran reliably. Lexus ditched the idea thereafter. That Yellow Pace Car IS300 TRD S/C currently sits in storage at Toyota Motorsports.
 

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Oh well, at least I can fantasize and keep my fingers crossed.

Hey I got an idea,a little bet or wager...
How about all the supermoderators,moderators,administrators etc..who dont think they'll make a s/c for the "F" buy a lunch or Lexus accessory for the "F" ...if they do make one!And if they dont lunch will be returned.We would all have to enter a "pool" and of course be responsible adults and pay up if needed... maybe $5 per person--- :D Of course there has to be a time frame too.---Just another crazy fun idea.....mmmm philly cheesesteak xtra cheese and onions mmmm :p
 

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Oh well, at least I can fantasize and keep my fingers crossed.

Hey I got an idea,a little bet or wager...
How about all the supermoderators,moderators,administrators etc..who dont think they'll make a s/c for the "F" buy a lunch or Lexus accessory for the "F" ...if they do make one!And if they dont lunch will be returned.We would all have to enter a "pool" and of course be responsible adults and pay up if needed... maybe $5 per person--- :D Of course there has to be a time frame too.---Just another crazy fun idea.....mmmm philly cheesesteak xtra cheese and onions mmmm :p
What if we're not a mod or admin but still want in :D
 

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"What if we're not a mod or admin but still want in"

:) Of course, that's what I meant.Like at the job, we all are the employees and the moderators,adminstrators etc,, are the bosses.

Members: employees
Moderators: bosses
So the wager would be us vs. them..:D
mmmm ....Philly cheesesteak :p
 

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"What if we're not a mod or admin but still want in"

:) Of course, that's what I meant.Like at the job, we all are the employees and the moderators,adminstrators etc,, are the bosses.

Members: employees
Moderators: bosses
So the wager would be us vs. them..:D
mmmm ....Philly cheesesteak :p
I'm down :D This site should have where you can donate money to it like other forums I've been on and become a supporting member with a larger inbox and stuff like that, that would be cool :cool:

BigMikeISF

Still haven't done my pic yet,,trying to prepare for Ike :eek: :(
Another day in paradise ! :D
I hear that is supposed to be a pretty decent storm coming your way, good luck preparing! Let me know if it works out when you try and upload your pic :)
 

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Oh well, at least I can fantasize and keep my fingers crossed.

Hey I got an idea,a little bet or wager...
How about all the supermoderators,moderators,administrators etc..who dont think they'll make a s/c for the "F" buy a lunch or Lexus accessory for the "F" ...if they do make one!And if they dont lunch will be returned.We would all have to enter a "pool" and of course be responsible adults and pay up if needed... maybe $5 per person--- :D Of course there has to be a time frame too.---Just another crazy fun idea.....mmmm philly cheesesteak xtra cheese and onions mmmm :p

What is the end date for having a shipping product? Once I know that, I will get in on the voting on one side or another. I will even give details as to why I am voting for the side I am voting for. LOL!
 

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"What is the end date for having a shipping product?"

We would have to have the moderators or all the "bosses" look into that and decide when,but I dont see there response,,,,maybe they're scared.. :D ;)
 
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