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Nov 11, 6:06pm - #324127 
New IS430

Got some pictures of the
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glimpse of the new IS430
what do you guys think?

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Nov 11, 6:07pm - #324130 
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Nov 11, 6:08pm - #324131 
thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
dont like the paint job thumbsdown thumbsdown


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Nov 11, 6:14pm - #324132 
Nice dont like the paint job either!

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Nov 11, 6:23pm - #324133 
Paint job makes the car look like shit. But that engine bay is sexy


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Nov 11, 6:23pm - #324134 
thumbsup What exactly is the model though? Is it replacing the IS300 etc. etc.


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Nov 11, 6:37pm - #324135 
Im guessing its a step above the
IS300 and i believe its using the
GS430 300-hp V8.


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Nov 11, 6:40pm - #324136 
yeah it says V8 in the engine, those should be fast, i saw a is300 run 14s stock. thats fast for there weight

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Nov 11, 6:46pm - #324137 
isnt that the car on the from the discovery channel show "rides"... if im not mistaken... they took the GS430 engine and custom fitted it to the is300 and upgraded the suspension... thats all... nothing special
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Nov 11, 6:47pm - #324138 
Was that at the show in Miami??? I was there last weekend thumbsup It was pretty sweet thumbsup


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Nov 11, 6:48pm - #324139 
it looks nice

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Nov 11, 6:59pm - #324140 
looks good! change the paint job


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Nov 11, 8:08pm - #324141 
i remember reading about this before. About them changing the car to a different two-toned color with more power and a bigger engine! I like it thumbsup

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Nov 11, 8:26pm - #324142 
hm.. i like teh is300 as it is..wudnt the new engine make it heavier and shit?


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Nov 11, 8:29pm - #324143 
I think that's the one Rod Millen and TRD put together. It's the motor of the GS430 in the smaller, lighter body of the IS300. Custom, one off. Doubt it'll see production. I saw specs on it in a magazine, and it's FAST!!


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Nov 11, 8:30pm - #324144 
hehe, i was there too at the show, its really nice in person

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Nov 11, 8:34pm - #324145 
Originally Posted by CRBN BLU
I think that's the one Rod Millen and TRD put together. It's the motor of the GS430 in the smaller, lighter body of the IS300. Custom, one off. Doubt it'll see production.


it is indeed the RMM car. and yes^^^ it was featured on rides. RMM i believed started making these on a special order basis for customers. toyota hadn't planned on making 'em as a production car until word got out about the car and they start getting positive feedback. it was then that they began investigating the possibility of making the car a production vehicle, but not much has been said about it.


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Nov 11, 9:25pm - #324146 
yep it was in Miami.


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Nov 11, 9:38pm - #324147 
Originally Posted by AznKhaos
hm.. i like teh is300 as it is..wudnt the new engine make it heavier and shit?


I think the aluminum v8 was about 10 pounds heavier than the V6 (2jzge?).

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Nov 12, 12:28am - #324148 
^^^it's still faster.

i give props to Rod Millen for making this car.

but i still dont like the IS family at all.


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Nov 12, 12:30am - #324149 
I like it! I hope it goes into production because I might buy one... I bet that exhaust sounds bad ass

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Nov 12, 12:32am - #324150 
damn thats gonna be a fast car!!!

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Nov 12, 1:14am - #324151 
Too bad it's not a production car. It went against MOPAR's Carbon Fiber body SRT-4 in septembers Sport Compact Car and pwned it.


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Nov 12, 1:17am - #324152 
That is a SICK, SICK car. The problem is that Toyota has confirmed many times it's not planned for production. frown

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Nov 12, 1:33am - #324153 
Awesome ride...Two tone colors though!? thumbsdown

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Nov 12, 1:39am - #324154 
the car looks sweet, but i agree with everyone else, the color selection is thumbsdown

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Nov 12, 9:56am - #324155 
that thing is a monster... thumbsup

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Nov 12, 10:23am - #324156 
i laugh at all of you..toyota no longer makes cool cars...the celica and mr-2's death was the final nail in the coffin.

it looks like we have to look to scion... rofl thumbsdown


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Nov 12, 10:26am - #324157 
Originally Posted by lee43
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hm.. i like teh is300 as it is..wudnt the new engine make it heavier and shit?


I think the aluminum v8 was about 10 pounds heavier than the V6 (2jzge?).


Thats the I6 not V6. I wish they never parted out with the 2jz-Ge motors. I think its slowly going away. 2jz was a great engine if not the best.

Amazing how it only gain 10 pounds with 2 more Cylinders.

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Nov 12, 10:27am - #324158 
looks nice! minus the paint job.


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Nov 12, 10:28am - #324159 
...that car is goin to b one sick pupp-ee!!!!!!! thumbsup


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Nov 12, 12:14pm - #324160 
Originally Posted by AznKhaos
hm.. i like teh is300 as it is..wudnt the new engine make it heavier and shit?


its actually lighter...they changed the chasy or the frame its not the same...and as far as i know its still a prototype...thats not what its going to look like...but engine will stay the same...


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Nov 12, 12:20pm - #324161 
my mistake it went from 3255 to 3350...vey insignificant amount of change...wont even feel th edifference.


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Nov 12, 2:29pm - #324162 
Originally Posted by Polykarb
Too bad it's not a production car. It went against MOPAR's Carbon Fiber body SRT-4 in septembers Sport Compact Car and pwned it.


yeah, but in all fairness, the srt-4 sent a spark plug flying into the cylinder.


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Nov 12, 4:23pm - #324163 
Very nice car...wish my IS was a 430...LOL...but I like my car...but a V8 would be nniiccee... grin

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Nov 12, 4:37pm - #324164 
This car will be unveiled with Lexus's new line of vehicles. A lot of their vehicles are getting a serious overhaul in their engines. THey'll begin using the hybrid/conbustion engines. ES and GS will be getting the makeover. Right now, that car pictured, the IS430 is just a custom Rod Millen/TRD ride. It will be in line with the new GS and ES rides. The I-6 will still be offered while the V8 will be the upgraded version.


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Nov 12, 4:51pm - #324165 
lexus is made by toyota.
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Nov 12, 5:37pm - #324166 
that's a rod millen project from a year ago.


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Nov 12, 6:59pm - #324167 
eh. the car looks nice still minus the colors.. thumbsup


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Nov 13, 6:20pm - #324168 
That's how new IS will look like:

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Nov 14, 12:58pm - #324169 
^^Where'd you find that? Nice pics, they do look very realistic and not outta place concept designs.


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