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The type R is a souped-up version of Toyotas phenomenally popular Altezza, their best selling rear-wheel drive saloon in recent history. To be introduced in Japan in October 2000, it will have a 250-hp straight-6 cylinder engine with Toyotas VVT technology. The R is intended to crown the Altezzas success and as a belated response to Subaru Imprezas and Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution's, a task it will more than handle when it eventually receives an intended 280-bhp engine.


[ May 11, 2001: Message edited by: FullyLoaded ]
 

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oh damn. a 280HP planned engine.

now that's what I'm talking about.

so, all we can do is hope people buy impreza WRX so Mitsu. will be inclined to bring over Evo, which will lead toyota to further follow through with the upgraded IS.

(although, judging from the pic, it looks like many might find the stock IS300 R to look like rice!! heheheh)
 
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