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Rod Millen to assemble IS430... #39643 Aug 26, 3:46pm Aug 26, 3:46pm
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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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Re: Rod Millen to assemble IS430... [Re: Blue Batmobile] #39644 Aug 26, 3:49pm Aug 26, 3:49pm
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Re: Rod Millen to assemble IS430... [Re: Street Prototype] #39645 Aug 26, 6:16pm Aug 26, 6:16pm
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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

Re: Rod Millen to assemble IS430... [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #39646 Aug 26, 6:39pm Aug 26, 6:39pm
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Re: Rod Millen to assemble IS430... [Re: RacerX225] #39647 Aug 26, 6:50pm Aug 26, 6:50pm
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those getrag tranny's are like 20k.

Re: Rod Millen to assemble IS430... [Re: RacerX225] #39648 Aug 26, 7:14pm Aug 26, 7:14pm
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Re: Rod Millen to assemble IS430... [Re: Blue Batmobile] #39649 Aug 30, 1:58pm Aug 30, 1:58pm
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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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Re: Rod Millen to assemble IS430... [Re: Blue Batmobile] #39650 Aug 30, 2:02pm Aug 30, 2:02pm
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Are those stock rims, or option, or none of the above...

Who cares, its still SWEET!

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Re: Rod Millen to assemble IS430... [Re: Blue Batmobile] #39651 Aug 30, 2:23pm Aug 30, 2:23pm
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Re: Rod Millen to assemble IS430... [Re: Blue Batmobile] #39652 Aug 30, 7:18pm Aug 30, 7:18pm
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Re: Rod Millen to assemble IS430... [Re: Blue Batmobile] #39653 Dec 14, 5:33am Dec 14, 5:33am
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Re: Rod Millen to assemble IS430... [Re: csulbkid] #39654 Dec 14, 6:30am Dec 14, 6:30am
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Originally Posted by csulbkid
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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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