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Old 01-23-14, 12:19 AM   #1
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Default The Secret Underneath -- Weapon Behind the Latest IS F CCS-R

For those who remember, Lexus USA first received their IS F CCS-R back in 2012. The car was quickly prepped for 2012 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado where Lexus captured 2nd place in the exhibition class

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-f...rom-ppihc.html

In 2013, we got words again that Lexus was entering the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race. While not able to get any confirmation, there were rumors that Lexus got more serious about the race and they "worked" on the already awesome IS F CCS-R. This time around Lexus captured 1st place in the exhibition class

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-f...ak-2013-a.html
http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-f...mb-2013-a.html

But Lexus didn't stop there. Soon after their success in Colorado, Lexus decided to try something new at the end of the year, participating in the 25hr of Thunderhill Race. It was an extremel demanding race that put tons of stress on the whole vehicle as well as the drivers and the racing team. In the end, Lexus proudly captured 4th place in the ES class and 5th place overall.

http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-f...ce-2013-a.html

Lexus just released an awesome video yesterday on the race as well


Well, now we can tell you one extra new information that was never told before...

For both races in 2013, the IS F CCS-R had been rocking the latest and most powerful Lexus V8 engine to date -- the one that's going into the upcoming Lexus RC F!!! Here's a picture of it



Photo Courtesy of Jimmy L. of Lexus Corp

That's right, the engine is here and before we know it, it's been running harder than ever. Lexus wasn't shy in pushing the engine through high attitudes (Pikes Peak) and long brutal hours (Thunderhill) at all. And one can really say, this new engine is very much track proven.

Unfortunately there is still no word on the exact power output, but for those like me who are interested in the Lexus RC F, I think the car has just become that much more attractive!

Thank you to Lexus Corp for all the exclusive information.
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Old 01-23-14, 05:06 AM   #2
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Pretty cool!
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Wow. Very cool information! Thanks!
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How you could you NOT love this brand?!? Great video!
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Great video! Considering the major repair job they had to do (which knocked them back to 25th from 6th), finishing 4th in the fastest class and 5th overall is impressive.

That car sounds amazing, BTW!!
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Hmmm time for an RCF engine swap into my 08...lol
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very cool. thanks for posting!
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I think this got me into the RC-F again. Just wish the weight reports are not true...
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great comeback out of the pits...damn axle(s)! lol
Congrats on 5th overall - that is amazing!!
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now if only they'd realize if they put that engine in the current body style F we'd all go out and buy a new one.
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Awesome.. It was about time they revealed the info & made it public...

Got to see some of the process first hand during the motor swap approx. 8 months ago..

Now you ALL know what "PROVEN ON THE TRACK" really means..



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I remember watching a video and someone said its the same engine as isf no mods to ccsr except exhaust and suspension tuning...or maybe I'm wrong?
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It is amazing how much this vehicle can take and still be reliable. Great job Lexus and all those involved. Proud owner here!
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Watching this makes me even more of a proud owner of an ISF.... talk about reliability of running hard the whole time and having no engine or transmission issues! Mind blowing!
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I remember watching a video and someone said its the same engine as isf no mods to ccsr except exhaust and suspension tuning...or maybe I'm wrong?
i think the engineers got a bit tricky in the video. they said the engine and transmission are stock and unmodified, but in a way they didn't say that's the stock isf setup. instead it's the stock rcf setup.
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