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Blue Batmobile Aug 26, 11:46pm - #39643 
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Rod Millen to assemble IS430...

From Autoweek Magazine: Lexus has tapped Rod Millen to assemble it's IS430 muscle car, which should be completed by this Fall. The v8 will not be supercharged or turbocharged but will get enough to put out 350-360hp! The power will run through a Getrag 6 speed manual to a drivetrain upgraded to handle the extra power.

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Street Prototype Aug 26, 11:49pm - #39644 

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Speed4TheNeed Aug 27, 2:16am - #39645 

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sweet..just wait till they DO supercharge/turbocharge it...i think i'll try to avoid late stoplight meetings with those things frown
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RacerX225 Aug 27, 2:39am - #39646 
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spaztikid Aug 27, 2:50am - #39647 
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those getrag tranny's are like 20k.
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Evan Aug 27, 3:14am - #39648 

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Blue Batmobile Aug 30, 9:58pm - #39649 
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It was TTE, Team Toyota Europe, that put together the conceptual IS 430 that gained the interest of many Lexus enthusiasts. Since then, the anticipation of a V8 powered IS has been great amongst the Lexus community. Probably as a teaser, Lexus is asking Rod Millen to put together an IS 430 pushing out near 350 horses without any forced induction.

Power will be pushed through a Getrag 6-speed manual with an upgraded drivetrain to handle the extra power. Bigger brakes and even 18" wheels will also be an addition to the sporty look of the IS 430.
Is Lexus teasing us right now before the production version of the IS 430 becomes available?


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Heat Aug 30, 10:02pm - #39650 
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Are those stock rims, or option, or none of the above...

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I have seen the car...looks awesome!

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fastceli2001 Dec 14, 1:33pm - #39653 

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Speed4TheNeed Dec 14, 2:30pm - #39654 

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Originally Posted by csulbkid
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
coo


definately..it would be any cooler if lexus actually decided to make it.

not many imports like to use v-8's..i guess its a heritage thing.

ya it is heritage or tradition or even stereotype. but damn . . . once you feel torque (like i did when i rode in an '03 cobra), you will forever be wanting more!


yeah, one of my friends just bought one of the older 5.0 'stangs...it left me feelin slow in my celica and wishin i had rwd!
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