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Old 07-13-13, 05:36 PM   #16
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Driver experience is the culprit.

Test drivers need to spend more than an hour or so in the car to master the F. There are guys running 4.2 in stock and new Fs.
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Old 07-13-13, 09:57 PM   #17
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Driver experience is the culprit.

Test drivers need to spend more than an hour or so in the car to master the F. There are guys running 4.2 in stock and new Fs.
^^^^^^^^ 100% agree.

4.6 sec is a reasonable number given by Lexus, as many high performance carmakers list numbers reachable by average Joe if they list 0-60 times at all.

If you look up Porsche 911s factory 0-60 times, very conservative.
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Old 07-14-13, 07:15 AM   #18
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Driver experience is the culprit.

Test drivers need to spend more than an hour or so in the car to master the F. There are guys running 4.2 in stock and new Fs.
wow! 4.2 is pretty impressive
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Old 07-14-13, 09:04 PM   #19
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I am just curious.

I owned a 2008 and now a 2012 ISF and every magazine seems to be showing much slower 0-60 and 1/4 mile times.

2008- 4.2 (0 to 60) and 12.7@ 114mph (1/4 mile)

2010-2013 4.5-4.8 (0-60) and 13.1@ 109mph (1/4 mile)

These are based on stock cars.

Just wondered if anyone else has noticed these differences.
Time to get a new car.
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Old 07-15-13, 10:44 AM   #20
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^^^^^^^^ 100% agree.

4.6 sec is a reasonable number given by Lexus, as many high performance carmakers list numbers reachable by average Joe if they list 0-60 times at all.

If you look up Porsche 911s factory 0-60 times, very conservative.
I agree. It's obvious Lexus' claimed 4.6 second acceleration number is a "stomp and go" number with traction control engaged, sport mode enabled, and automatic up-shifts. You'll notice that higher end performance cars that do 0-60 in under 4 seconds all have a launch control procedure to get that number. In most cases, that launch control procedure can't be setup quickly enough or timed right for a stoplight race so it's a bogus number in the real world.
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Old 07-15-13, 10:48 PM   #21
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Time to get a new car.
??? Did I miss something
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Old 07-16-13, 09:07 AM   #22
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my 2011 was faster than my 2008, but so many other things to consider its a day to day toss up, track conditions , weather, tires, da, just a few things that will affect 0-60 and 1/4 mile times
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I agree. It's obvious Lexus' claimed 4.6 second acceleration number is a "stomp and go" number with traction control engaged, sport mode enabled, and automatic up-shifts. You'll notice that higher end performance cars that do 0-60 in under 4 seconds all have a launch control procedure to get that number. In most cases, that launch control procedure can't be setup quickly enough or timed right for a stoplight race so it's a bogus number in the real world.
. Yep...it's called marketing.
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Old 07-17-13, 06:37 PM   #24
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I've been driving the ISF for over 5 years, 3.8yr on a 2008 and 1.5yr on a 2012. I always go to the same track thoughout the year, so same track, same driver, same way of driving. My 2012 is slower than my 2008 from a dig, all the time. From a roll they're the same, through corners the 2012 feels better.
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I've been driving the ISF for over 5 years, 3.8yr on a 2008 and 1.5yr on a 2012. I always go to the same track thoughout the year, so same track, same driver, same way of driving. My 2012 is slower than my 2008 from a dig, all the time. From a roll they're the same, through corners the 2012 feels better.
Interesting. Thanks for your comments.
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Old 02-03-14, 11:05 PM   #26
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Is there a weight difference in the favour of the older models? Maybe that explains off the line peppiness of the older models.
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Old 02-04-14, 05:32 PM   #27
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Stock 2011 ISF First Try




Driver and environment. The car has no problem hitting the lower 4s.
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Old 02-04-14, 07:29 PM   #28
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Looks like 4.4 if not better to me.....
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Old 02-05-14, 12:03 AM   #29
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is the same case for is350
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Old 02-05-14, 04:50 AM   #30
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This site, which lists 0-60 times, places the 2011 IS-F at 4.2 sec.
http://www.zeroto60times.com/Lexus-0-60-mph-Times.html
Autorooster places it at 4.5 sec
http://www.autorooster.com/0-60-times/lexus/is-f/
MotorTrend claims 4.3 sec for the 2011 model
http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...e/viewall.html

One big difference in 0-60 times for the F is, what mode did you use? Both standard and sport mode work to minimize wheelspin, so the fastest 0-60 times would come from disabling the stability systems and relying on a talented right foot.
On a personal note, I've never yet had a car get past me in a 1v1 on the highway.
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