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alright guys, this has been bugging the heck out of me for quite some time...and as much as i want to bury the incident, i have to let out the embarassment...

anyways, i was stopped at a red while spotting an 01' sc430 one red-light behind me, checking me out...(geographics - after my light lies a stretch of about 2-miles of straight highway
)...obviously, it was time to floorit


green-light, i red-lined the IS to about 80, pedal was on the bottom, power switch on, trac off....


the little bastard 430 flew right by me. LITERALLY FLEW right by me.
I was hopelessly watching it pass...it must have did 0-100 in 6 sec, i sadly de-cellerated and weeped all night (not really, jk)


anyways, just wanted to share with you guys and see if any of you can make me feel better...
 

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Nope...face it, I love my IS but these little cars are not very fast in their stock form...not yet at least. I think Lexus will eventually offer this car in a high performance edition(turbo, SC). Until then we'll have to live with it and suffer the humility of a loss here and there. But hey, our cars look and handle better than most so at least we have that going for us!
 

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I wouldn't exactly call being beat by a $70,000 car embarassing so don't sweat it.
It's not like everybody thought it would be a close race.


If I'd have that same amount of money, I'd buy an M5 and rip him a new ahole.
 

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300hp v-8 vs 115hp inline 6
way too expensive and unavailable vs. affordable, available and fun to drive
 

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it's all about the gs430.
that car looks so sweet. i don't raelly like the sc430's they look ugly imo. oh well though. that must've been a sight to see. i believe it's 0-60 in 5.9
 

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hey guys, yeah...thanks for the comfort...

i figure the sc430 couldn't be that quick...but what about our stock IS? what do we do really without E-shift? is that 7.1 sec accurate? i don't know...

i'm going to need to start soaping up my stock....any recommendations?
 

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Originally posted by w76:
hey guys, yeah...thanks for the comfort...

i figure the sc430 couldn't be that quick...but what about our stock IS? what do we do really without E-shift? is that 7.1 sec accurate? i don't know...

i'm going to need to start soaping up my stock....any recommendations?
SC430 IS that quick!! If GS400(now GS430, as you all aware of)can do 0-60 as fast as 540i, SC430 could top that by fraction of a second...

Andy Kuo
 

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Originally posted by triz:
Hey youthe one riding in that Auburn IS? Lexus_girl?
Wasn't me. Sorry 'bout the misprint. I was typing too fast again

 

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Nope. G4 is faster than SC430 except that G4 is electronically limited at 149 and SC430 is 150 something electronically limited.

Originally poste If GS400(now GS430, as you all aware of)can do 0-60 as fast as 540i, SC430 could top that by fraction of a second...

Andy Kuo[/QB]
 
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