In an attempt to steal another page out of BMW's
sport sedan playbook, rumors
have surfaced that Lexus
is in the process of developing a lightweight version of the IS-F
, in the same vein as the M3
CSL. Internally dubbed the IS-F Evo, this limited edition sedan will benefit from an expensive diet, including lots of fiber (the carbon kind) and a bare-bones interior.
The reduced weight, combined with the 400 HP V8, is expected to drop the 0-60 time to below five seconds and on to a top speed of 155 MPH. Naturally, there's no word on pricing, but according to AutoExpress, it should arrive at dealers
sometime in 2009.