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Yeah right. I call BS big time. Maybe an 11.8 but I would be shocked if it even did that.
 

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I'd like to see the slips myself but what a great sight, the IS F pulling hard on that CTS-V muhahah. :D
 

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I dunno he launches at 21 secs on the vid and the guy comments "nice" at 34...so it seems more like a 12-13 sec run.
 

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I agree, this run does not seem like 10.8 or near it. If you actually take a look at the Youtube post though, the car owner claims it runs 10.8 on slicks and 11.4 on reg tires.

The car he is racing supposedly is a 600hp STS-V
 

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That isn't even a regulation pass, they aren't even going off the tree, they went on the drop, PINKs style. No R/T, no 60', no 1/8, no time slip = no 10.8 This is verified BS.
 

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Yeah, not a clue sorry lol. I never have and will never bring a car I daily drive on the track. Lexus cars do not belong on a drag strip. Period. Sure the car has plenty of potential, but you are paying for the luxurious features of the car... You could get a stripped Mustang and modify it to run much faster and a lower price. Props to the people that do take it to the track though, as long as they put the vids on Youtube. :D
 

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Yeah, not a clue sorry lol. I never have and will never bring a car I daily drive on the track. Lexus cars do not belong on a drag strip. Period. Sure the car has plenty of potential, but you are paying for the luxurious features of the car... You could get a stripped Mustang and modify it to run much faster and a lower price. Props to the people that do take it to the track though, as long as they put the vids on Youtube. :D
Better the track than the street. :) I pay money for best of both worlds. Luxery + speed. If you buy a lexus just for luxury, then why did I by the sporty F? Your logic doesn't make much sense there.
 

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i got it on a stop watch at 12.7
 

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I can't wait till somebody can post an official time slip for an ISF with the Elite turbo kit. My guess is that one would have to get some wider rubber or the times wouldn't drop as dramatically as expected, due to wheel spin from those narrow tires. If they are right though, and an Elite turbo setup puts down 550+ whp, then an ISF could potentially put down a flat 11 second 1/4 mile...that is provided it could hook up perfectly.
 

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Better the track than the street. :) I pay money for best of both worlds. Luxery + speed. If you buy a lexus just for luxury, then why did I by the sporty F? Your logic doesn't make much sense there.
I bought the car for speed, but I did not buy a track car. Driving an IS-F on the interstate is great, it gets me around slow people and allows me to pass long, slow lines of vehicles which I was unable to do without going full throttle in my Acura.
 

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I bought the car for speed, but I did not buy a track car. Driving an IS-F on the interstate is great, it gets me around slow people and allows me to pass long, slow lines of vehicles which I was unable to do without going full throttle in my Acura.
Although you may not be a motorsport enthusiast, many of us F owners are. My last car was a Camaro Z28 which I ran down the track quite a few times. I am also a fan of motorcycle and jetski racing, and over the years have done my fair share of each. I didn't want a Mustang for my next car, thank you very much. The IS-F fit my bill perfectly, a quick street car that out of the box runs in the 12sec range, has a bitchin chassis that rides well on the street and turns curvy roads into playgrounds, and has all the refinement of a proper European sports car, yet built to a higher standard of reliability as only a Japanese car could be. I take my Lexus to the track and drive it like it was meant to be. The car doesn't come with 14" Brembo brakes, a 420hp titanium valved motor tweaked by Yamaha F1 engineers, and for '10, a Torsen rear diff so that it can be simply driven down the highway and "have a little more passing power". Saying the IS-F "isn't a track car", is just like saying a Yamaha R1 "is a street bike". Sure, the IS-F does well on the street, but it does so much more, and it does so with refinement and style.
 

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Although you may not be a motorsport enthusiast, many of us F owners are. My last car was a Camaro Z28 which I ran down the track quite a few times. I am also a fan of motorcycle and jetski racing, and over the years have done my fair share of each. I didn't want a Mustang for my next car, thank you very much. The IS-F fit my bill perfectly, a quick street car that out of the box runs in the 12sec range, has a bitchin chassis that rides well on the street and turns curvy roads into playgrounds, and has all the refinement of a proper European sports car, yet built to a higher standard of reliability as only a Japanese car could be. I take my Lexus to the track and drive it like it was meant to be. The car doesn't come with 14" Brembo brakes, a 420hp titanium valved motor tweaked by Yamaha F1 engineers, and for '10, a Torsen rear diff so that it can be simply driven down the highway and "have a little more passing power". Saying the IS-F "isn't a track car", is just like saying a Yamaha R1 "is a street bike". Sure, the IS-F does well on the street, but it does so much more, and it does so with refinement and style.
Hey we both love the IS-F, so there's no argument. My only question is, can the IS-F withstand the abuse on a drag strip, with the sticky track? I went to a drag strip before and saw some poor old guy destroy his automatic Corvette on the track. Most cars are not built for this abuse right out of the box. Is the IS-F an exception? I don't know. Tell me!
 

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http://www.lexus.com/models/ISF/story/index.html said:
Then, they tested the IS F at racetracks including the legendary Nurbürgring Nordschleife in Germany, Circuit Paul Ricard in the South of France, Circuit Zolder in Belgium, Laguna Seca Raceway in California and Fuji Speedway in Japan. In fact, Fuji Speedway is the IS F's home circuit, and its many turns were the inspiration for the F-logo design. By the time testing was concluded, there'd never been a Toyota or a Lexus production vehicle that had been so rigorously track tested around the world.
Your car is a Toyota, not a Chevy. When Toyota builds a car to rival the M3, they go big. That being said, cars are machines. Machines have limits. Your machine comes with a warranty.
 

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The F is hella boring reliable, lol.... Is there things that actually break on this car? Honestly, this car is probably soooo de-tuned from its full potential for 200-300k reliability from Lexus.... I mean, dont Neutral drop it at the track all day long... Shouldnt even have a problem at all if you drive it on the tracks ALL day long, the only problems you are going to have is excessive tire wear and if you autox it, excessive brake pad and rotor wear, nothing else I can really think of.. besides gas of course... lol
 

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This is all great to hear lol. Lexus is pretty lenient with rotor wear and replaced my rotors on my IS350 last time I brought it to them. Taking the IS-F in next week for a service, hopefully they will do the same for that...
 

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Hey we both love the IS-F, so there's no argument. My only question is, can the IS-F withstand the abuse on a drag strip, with the sticky track? I went to a drag strip before and saw some poor old guy destroy his automatic Corvette on the track. Most cars are not built for this abuse right out of the box. Is the IS-F an exception? I don't know. Tell me!
I've got at least 50 passes made on the dragstrip. Sometimes 6 or 7 runs done back to back. :D Considering there is no type of launch control and a relatively low stall speed on the torque converter, this car will run effortlessly all day long on a sticky track without fear of breaking something. On the flip side due to not having such capabilities as aforementioned, the IS-F is certainly not designed to excel at the strip.
 

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I've got at least 50 passes made on the dragstrip. Sometimes 6 or 7 runs done back to back. :D Considering there is no type of launch control and a relatively low stall speed on the torque converter, this car will run effortlessly all day long on a sticky track without fear of breaking something. On the flip side due to not having such capabilities as aforementioned, the IS-F is certainly not designed to excel at the strip.
I agree James. I'm not sure if I've ever asked you but have you taken your car to summit yet? If you haven't you need to. We should go together for a FATT next season.
 
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