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Auto Express was first behind the wheel of the muscle car, which is finished in menacing black, and is being presented as a rival to the likes of the BMW M3 and Mercedes AMG C32.

Sitting lower than the standard IS, the 430 is further improved with a new front bumper and radiator grille. Inside, the only change is the speed-ometer, which now reads 180mph.

Built with the help of Lexus' parent company at Toyota Team Europe, the newcomer taps into experience gained during the firm's first competitive year in Formula One. Fire up the car's 4.3-litre V8 engine and the soundtrack is NASCAR-grade. But perhaps that is little surprise when you consider that the engineer in charge is Gerald Bon-engel, formerly a development engineer at Mercedes tuner Brabus.

For reliability, the engine is unmodified, but a new exhaust hikes power from 277bhp to 305bhp. It's enough to thrust the IS430 from 0-60mph in 5.9 seconds and on to 162mph.
That potential is realised at the test track as we hit the accelerator and the rear tyres spin furiously before blasting us down the long straight. The gearbox shifts seamlessly and the car feels surprisingly refined. Despite the heavier engine, the IS430 is quick through cor- ners, too. Steering feel is good, there's little body roll and the car turns crisply. Carry too much speed into a bend and there is mild stabilising understeer, but that is easily balanced with the throttle.

Big power needs brakes to match. Dinner plate-sized discs, courtesy of Alcon, are clamped by massive cal-ipers front and rear. They haul the relatively light IS430 down from serious speeds with consummate ease.

This is only the beginning of the IS430 story, however. Toyota Team Europe has also built a supercharged version of this motor, which produces an M5-rivalling 404bhp with 600Nm of torque. With that sort of power on tap, BMW and Mercedes really had better be on their guard.





 

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onyxIS3 said:
Who cares? f*ck that car its a piece of shit i would take cl-type s over that anyday because of its fwd that is.
Me too .. but I was just curiious :D :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: you are corny, Why do you waste your time here? Do you really care about what IS300 owners think or say about acuras? Seriously do you?
 

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they just want to be the next IS owners cuz they know the IS has so much potential~

Their boats on the other hand~ .....


also i'm sure they hang out here more cuz their forum is slow as shit~

I try to get in to flame them a lil and it takes forever~
 

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oh i forgot, the IS300 is the fastest and nicest car in america. yet i happen to see more and more 17 year old jappy girls driving then anyone else....hmm....
 

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oh i forgot, the IS300 is the fastest and nicest car in america. yet i happen to see more and more 17 year old jappy girls driving then anyone else....hmm....
actually I see so many middle to upper aged women in your car~

so what are you getting at ?

exactly~ stop driving around in your mommy's car~
 

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i would love for you to find me a middle aged woman driving around in a 6spd cl-s. Please go search. have fun with your jappy girl car
 

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I am RobG said:
i would love for you to find me a middle aged woman driving around in a 6spd cl-s. Please go search. have fun with your jappy girl car
search for what .. they are all over the place on the turnpike~

i see your boats going up and down I-95 with middle aged women behind the steering wheel~

i'm not saying there is anything wrong with that~

it's just~........... your car attracts older women i guess~
 

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I am RobG said:
i would love for you to find me a middle aged woman driving around in a 6spd cl-s. Please go search. have fun with your jappy girl car
search for what .. they are all over the place on the turnpike~

i see your boats going up and down I-95 with middle aged women behind the steering wheel~

i'm not saying there is anything wrong with that~

it's just~........... your car attracts older women i guess~
:lol: :lol: Nothing like getting spanked by a middleaged woman driving a 6MT CLS...... Ohhh yeah your mom.... :eek: :eek: :lol: :lol:
 

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I am RobG said:
oh i forgot, the IS300 is the fastest and nicest car in america. yet i happen to see more and more 17 year old jappy girls driving then anyone else....hmm....
We all know girls love the IS300 I have busted many nuts because of my car attracting women and when im out in my friends e46 M3 you should see the whores we pull, I highly doubt you can get any stank on your hang low driven an acura no matter wich one it is, Acura owners you know this is true! Oh and i see way more young girls driving cl's,tl's and rsx's than the IS300, In fact i know 4 girls that drive acuras right now and two are cl types and one is my ex girl that i hooked up with because she noticed my car :lol: im not saying this is how it is everywhere with everyone but its my experiance with it. :wink:
 

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I am RobG said:
oh i forgot, the IS300 is the fastest and nicest car in america. yet i happen to see more and more 17 year old jappy girls driving then anyone else....hmm....
We all know girls love the IS300 I have busted many nuts because of my car attracting women and when im out in my friends e46 M3 you should see the whores we pull, I highly doubt you can get any stank on your hang low driven an acura no matter wich one it is, Acura owners you know this is true! Oh and i see way more young girls driving cl's,tl's and rsx's than the IS300, In fact i know 4 girls that drive acuras right now and two are cl types and one is my ex girl that i hooked up with because she noticed my car :lol: im not saying this is how it is everywhere with everyone but its my experiance with it. :wink:

Hey diaperboy... LOL if you need a car to pull "bitches" your a sad attempt at a player.. hahahahahah now go throw some "bling" on your pencil neck and try and play nice :D hahahahahahaha
 

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Oh i forgot you guys know me and i need a car to pull bitches. Lets be serious my point was that girls would rather roll in IS300 over an acura just admit it i wont make fun of you.
 

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Oh i forgot you guys know me and i need a car to pull bitches. Lets be serious my point was that girls would rather roll in IS300 over an acura just admit it i wont make fun of you.
Uhmnnnn I have one of each ... and my girls "roll" in whatever I drive that day...
 

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onyxIS3 said:
Oh i forgot you guys know me and i need a car to pull bitches. Lets be serious my point was that girls would rather roll in IS300 over an acura just admit it i wont make fun of you.
Uhmnnnn I have one of each ... and my girls "roll" in whatever I drive that day...
Is robg one of you girls, I bet she likes to ride in the lex better.
 
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