Winding Road is reporting that Lexus wants to further close the gap between the IS-Fand the BMW M3 and the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG. The IS-F/R version is going to be powered by a 5.0L Yamaha produced V8 that puts out 429 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque. That is up from 417 horsepower and 371 lb-ft of torque in the current IS-F. The “R” version is also going to be lighter by about 220 pounds thanks to carbon fiber and a stripped down interior.
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