View Full Version : Lexus IS Coupe

12-08-2005, 04:05 AM
Linky. (http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/spyphotoid/6051205.001) (Scroll down for an artist's impression.)

The actual pictures are of a prototype made from a chopped Crown Royal.

One thing to note is that the article is incorrect, the engine is supposed to be a 5.0L V8 based off of the upcoming 4.6L V8 that'll replace the current 4.3L V8. (That's a lot of V8). This is assuming the numbering scheme will be consistent with what Lexus has done in the past.

Personally... Eh. It's fugly and expensive($60k or more). If they made a Toyota/Scion muscle car with the same engine but $30k, that would be something for me to get excited about.

EDIT: Link Fixed. The other board I frequent has the prompts reversed for links, I must've shut my brain off.

12-08-2005, 04:17 AM
1. "linky" and http://www.japanesecarfans.com/spyphotos.cfm/spyphotoid/6051205.001 should be reversed in your post.
2. Why are they calling it a coupe when it's a sedan?
3. Gotta scroll down to see what the actual "coupe" looks like. :hehe:

12-08-2005, 05:03 AM
That's just a test mule for the drivtrain and platform, I'd imagine. I'm sure the real thing would look much better.

EDIT: Saw the pic on the bottom, I think it looks nice. Well proprotioned and once it "productionized" it'll be very handsome.

12-08-2005, 05:40 AM
I retract my previous statements then. :bigthumbu

12-08-2005, 05:12 PM
i like it except for the placement of the exhaust but its not the real thing yet so its koo

Doctor Jinxed
12-09-2005, 02:25 AM
I like it except for the exhaust, but it's a prototype, so nyeh.

All in all, I see at as just a nother lexus with an engine I wanna rip out and put in a First Gen Celi. :bigthumbu