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If you were able to remove the governer how fast would the IS be drag limited? Any guesses? I am guessing 165mph. Also why did lexus limit the vehicle to 142mph why not at least to 150-155 like the competition ie infiniti G35, bmw 335 just a little curious. Has anyone been able to remove it?
 

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I remember an early article about the 2IS that indicated the IS350 was tested at 165mph+ in Japan during development.

There also was a video on You Tube of an IS350 going in excess of 160 in the middle east (where they're not limited.)

The 142 mph limit is for North America only. In Japan it's 110 mph (by law.) In some other markets there is no limiter.
 
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