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Old 07-16-12, 02:28 PM   #1
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Default 2014 IS-F convertible spotted at Nürburgring?

Apparently a 2014 ISF convertible test mule has been seen testing in Europe. This only comes EXACTLY three months after the test mule IS sedan on April 16. It looks like the ISC might debut 3 months after the sedan does, rather than a year. Maybe late 2013.

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It appears as though Lexus’ long-rumored IS F Convertible will finally come to fruition. First rumored over three years ago, our spy photographers have just sent us the first-ever pictures of Lexus’ upcoming hot rod drop top.

Although largely based on the softly-sprung IS C, the IS F Convertible will receive plenty of go-fast parts from the IS F Sedan in order to ensure the car is up to the task of rivaling the BMW M3 convertible. As clear evidence of those sporting pretensions, this particular IS F was caught just before shakedown testing on Germany’s Nürburgring.

In comparison to the IS C, the IS F will receive a unique front bumper with extra air inlets. The rear bumper design isn’t quite production-spec at this point, but the IS F sedan’s quad-tailpipe setup is clearly visible. It remains unknown if this prototype’s outrageous rear wing will make production.

Like the IS F Sedan, the IS F Convertible will receive its power from Lexus’ 416 horsepower 5.0L V8. An eight-speed automatic transmission will send power to the convertible’s rear wheels.



No word on when the Lexus IS F Convertible will make production, but our money is on a 2013 market launch.
*****EDIT: Please excuse me, but it seems that LeftLaneNews' stupid image gallery won't display the spy photos I put below. Please refer to spwolf's pictures.*****
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