Lexus displayed this at the 2010 Tokyo Auto Salon and as shown in the image above, the IS F CCS Concept is light years away from the regular family transport IS, it’s vibrant contrast of orange and black together with the generous use of carbon fiber lends a purposeful stance to the car. The material adorns the roof, rear wing and diffuser, front spoiler lip, the hood as well as the side mirrors. This light weight touch could only mean one thing – performance! Even the interior is adorned with the space age material; the center and lower consoles, gear stick, steering wheel trim and door panels have all been lightened.
The engine department sees the same old 5-liter V8 but the weight reduction helps maximise each and every hoof of the 423 Japanese horses. Additional performance enhancements come in the form of forged magnesium wheels wrapped in performance tyres, carbon brake discs, sports suspension and a sport exhaust system with a titanium muffler.
Weight and track time have not been released but we are guessing that this concept hints at the future of the IS-F. Could we be looking at a lightweight “go-faster” version of the IS-F, like what BMW did for the M3 with the introduction of the CSL? It could just be and we certainly hope so.
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