This is “Gymkhana on Ice,” starring a beautifully modified Lexus IS. But if you’re picturing Disney Princesses, then you’ve got another thing coming to you.
EKanoo Racing’s twin-turbocharged Lexus IS F launches properly, and starts speeding down the track. Then all hell breaks loose.
Someone took the mild-mannered Lexus IS300 sedan from the early 2000s and shoehorned a 5.3-liter LS V8 into its empty engine bay, which originally housed a 3.0-liter I6. Two turbos provide even more oomph.
When I was originally introduced to Lexus’ now signature spindle grille, I wondered who on the executive design team came up with the idea and (honestly) what possessed them to do so. Autocar has finally found an answer.
Scrounged this one up off Reddit earlier today and it got me thinking: How weird would it be to drive around in a golden Lexus all day? Someone, somewhere, is having fun in this car.