The contingent of race cars that will compete in the 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb continues to grow, with the latest coming from Lexus. Today, the automaker announced that its IS F Circuit Club Sport Racer will compete in this year's race to the clouds.

First seen at the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon, The IS F CCS-R will be looking to to prove it's more than just a show car. Thankfully, it's properly equipped to tackle the 14,114-foot peak with items like a full roll cage, racing brakes, a lowered suspension and a slathering of carbon fiber throughout the car. The rest of the IS F has been lightened as well, with items like power windows, power door locks, rear seats and roof lining all removed. The powertrain remains the same as the standard IS F production car, however, its 5.0-liter V8 producing 416 horsepower and 371 pound-feet torque.

We'll have live photos of the Lexus IS F CCS-R taking on Pikes Peak next month, but until then, you can view the car's full list of specs below.
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Wheelbase 107.5 in.
Overall Length 187.4 in.
Overall Width 71.5 in.
Overall Height 54.5 in.

Curb Weight 3,087 lbs. or less (693 lbs. less than stock)

Designation 2UR-GSE
Displacement 5.0L
Horsepower 416 @ 6,600 rpm
Torque 371 lb.-ft. @ 5,200 rpm
Fuel system SFI D-4 direct-to-cylinder injection with secondary port injectors

Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive system
Transmission 8-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic with paddle shift and manual mode


Orange mica exterior paint
Reinforced monocoque (with roll cage)
Carbon fiber hood, door handles, front fender, front spoiler, front canard, rear spoiler, ventilator
Polycarbonate windows
Lightweight door


18x8.5J, off-set 30 front
18x9.5J, off-set 40 rear
Yokohama /ADVAN NEOVA A050 tires
245/40 R18 front
255/40 R18 rear


Brake cooling system
Racing brake kit
Stainless steel mesh brake hose


Adjustable camber front upper arm
Modified race suspension
Reinforced bushings and mounts


Racing exhaust system


Engine oil cooler
Transmission oil cooler
Differential oil cooler
Mechanical LSD


120L fuel cell
Air jack system
Fire extinguishing system
Data logger
Kill switch
Tow strap


Carbon fiber dashboard, center console, door and interior trim
HANS compatible full bucket driver's seat
Lightened interior (delete power windows, door locks, rear seats, roof lining, etc.)
Six-point seat belt
Small-diameter steering wheel with paddle shifters

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      • 3 Years Ago
      What's the deal with the roof mounted scoop? Supercharged A/C?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't give a sh*t what people think, this ISF is super cool!!!! While your M3 and C63 are stuck in the pits repairing their stupid and unreliable tech, this think will be in the winners circle. Y'all are just jealous....
      • 3 Years Ago
      SEND IT TO THE CRUSHER!....You know... Bc Lexus crushes their cars...
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        Every automaker out there has at some point in time crushed their own pre-production cars. It is required by law since those vehicles were never certified for road use. Often they are granted a limited time span, say a year or so, where they may drive them around before they are required to be crushed. You may have seen these vehicles, they carry a manufacturer's license plate rather than a dealer or federal plate. The cars that fall into this group are usually cars given to tuners to build as showcars or used for press releases and filming commercials before the vehicle actually comes out. Trust me, the companies would much rather sell the cars off rather than toss money down the drain.
      Rental Rep
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dumb question but does the Ford, Hyundai or Lexus 5.0 engines share anything in common? Hyundai and Ford both swapped from a 4.6 to a 5.0 at the same time as well. Anyone know?
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      As far as racing sedans go, that looks badass!
      • 3 Years Ago
      This looks really good. Shopping cart wing and all.
      joe shmoe
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like the two-tone design. i think they should offer it as an option.
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