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Aug 26, 4:46pm - #39643 
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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Aug 26, 4:49pm - #39644 
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Aug 26, 7:16pm - #39645 
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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Aug 26, 7:39pm - #39646 
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Aug 26, 7:50pm - #39647 
those getrag tranny's are like 20k.

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Aug 26, 8:14pm - #39648 
yummy tasty


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Aug 30, 2:58pm - #39649 
AFInsider-

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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Aug 30, 3:02pm - #39650 
Are those stock rims, or option, or none of the above...

Who cares, its still SWEET!

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Aug 30, 3:23pm - #39651 
I have seen the car...looks awesome!


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Aug 30, 8:18pm - #39652 
can you say ...swwweeettt..

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Dec 14, 6:33am - #39653 
tasty tasty tasty tasty tasty tasty tasty tasty tasty tasty goodjob


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Dec 14, 7:30am - #39654 
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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