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Old 12-13-2007, 12:22 AM   #1
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satin black.

reinventing lazy show car designers since 2004.
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that hood is sickening
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I dont like it, it has too much going on. Lots of geometrical add-ons
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I saw that at the LA auto show. It looked pretty good, especially compared to the other Lexus' around it, and in person the color was really cool.
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Hawt! I'd rock it in a heartbeat.
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Oooh.. Aaah!!!

Sorry, just soiled myself... But I think I can one more time baby.
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:39 AM   #9
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How do you know it's lightweight?

The stock one certainly isn't lightweight, and this one appears to have more body cladding than stock. The interior also looks stock.
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if they produced that car exactly how it is (flat black and gold rims included) I'd sell my house and buy one.
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It screams inadequate genitalia even more than an Evo. Ick.
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:13 AM   #12
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Five Axis makes some cool cars. This ain't one of 'em.
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Those IS-Fs are really impressive.. There's a write up about lexus letting them take it out for a track day somewhere.
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that'd be hot on the original IS... and that auto shifter looks a little out of place
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i was drooling until i saw the shifter...GAAAAAAAAAAAY

they put that car into production, truely light weight, with manual gear box, without BS gadgets, i'll buy one
maybe marketed as toyota or scion, no NAV, no 6CD, no power seats, etc.
i think they could get away selling these around 35K without all the BS equipment
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if they produced that car exactly how it is (flat black and gold rims included) I'd sell my house and buy one.
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At least they got rid of weight where it's important, the side-view mirrors. Probably offsets the weight of an auto trans.
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Holy **** those are the gayest mirrors ever. No seriously i saw two of them doing it in the background.

I love IS 250s, Im looking to buy one now actually
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face it: the modern auto box is a better trans. they shift faster than a human can, and know how to pick the right gear for the situation. you'll see fewer and fewer manuals available in everything except the lowest end econoboxes. and more and more 6,7,8 speed autos...
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face it: the modern auto box is a better trans. they shift faster than a human can, and know how to pick the right gear for the situation. you'll see fewer and fewer manuals available in everything except the lowest end econoboxes. and more and more 6,7,8 speed autos...
I've run through the gears of a pos DSG vw before, and I was very impressed. It sucked that it won't hold the gear at redline (is-f will) but the shifts were fast and firm.
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