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2009 Lexus IS-F

By Saabkyle04

WATCH IN HD!!! If the option does not appear, Type in "&fmt=18" in the top search bar at the end of the URL to view in HD!! The 2009 Lexus IS-F at the News and Record International Auto Show In December 2006, Lexus announced its new F marque division.[8] The "F" refers to the Fuji Speedway in Japan, whose first corner, 27R, inspired the shape of the "F" emblem.[163] The first F badged vehicle, the Lexus IS F, subsequently premiered at the North American International Auto Show in January 2007.[8] Media reports suggested that the IS F sedan would be followed by a GS F sedan[164] and Lexus IS F coupe.[8] An earlier in-house tuning effort, the TRD-based L-Tuned, had offered performance packages on the IS and GS sedans in the early 2000s.[165] The IS F is targeted at rivals from Mercedes-Benz's AMG and BMW's M divisions.[8] Historically, past versions of the SC and GS models have received favorable reactions from sport luxury buyers,[166] while other Lexus models have been characterized as favoring comfort at the expense of sporty performance.[24] Automotive reviewers have also given some of Lexus' German rivals higher marks for road feel and handling,[167] especially during racetrack testing. The F marque line has been seen as an effort to further bolster Lexus' performance credentials.[168] In 2007, Lexus entered the IS F in the 2007 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, offering a factory-sanctioned performance accessory line in conjunction with the debut of its F marque division.[169] Engine & Performance Engine TypeV8, 90-degree with aluminum block and cylinder heads Horsepower416 @ 6,600 RPM [3] Torque (lb-ft)371 @ 5,200 RPM [3] Displacement (L /cu in)5.0-liter, 4,969 cm3 [4] / 303.2 cu in ValvetrainDOHC, 32-valve, intake camshaft with electric Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-iE, exhaust camshaft with hydraulic Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i) Designation2UR-GSE Bore x Stroke3.70 in x 3.52 in Compression Ratio11.8:1 Emission CertificationCertified Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV II) Maximum Engine Speed (redline)6,800 RPM Performance 0 - 60 mph (mfg. estimates) 4.6 sec [3] [5] Top Track Speed (mfg. estimates electronically limited) 170 mph [3] [5] 1/4-Mile Acceleration (sec) 13.0 [3] [5] Coefficient of Drag (Cd) 0.30

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