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DANtheIS300MAN said:
This question was answered on Tuesday for the "Ask the Expert."

The answer was no- no coupe for 2007.
Funny how Lexus of Orlando was all over us today telling us all sorts of cool stuff was coming in the next year.

They sounded exactly like the TRD Supercharger pitches. Not convincing at all.
 

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Jruhi4 and I went to the Miami International Auto show press conferences yesterday, though Lexus did not have one, we were able to chat with the product specialists at the Lexus stand.

They did not say anything concrete, but both hinted to something dayviewing at the Geneva auto show, and kept looking at the LFC concept.
Looks as there will be a coupe and convertible coming next year.

The other that they did not say yes or no, but gave us this look as to say we were in the right track, was to a manual tranny on the 350 coupe.
 

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METEORO said:
The other that they did not say yes or no, but gave us this look as to say we were in the right track, was to a manual tranny on the 350 coupe.
Funny, the owner of Lexus of Orlando was at the meet today. He said it will never happen on the IS350. Stating how its not worth it to Lexus. He did, however, state that a 6-speed is *possibly* in the works for the upcoming ///M & AMG style series that Lexus apparently has in the works.

I want to see it happen, but he was pretty confident.
 

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METEORO said:
Jruhi4 and I went to the Miami International Auto show press conferences yesterday, though Lexus did not have one, we were able to chat with the product specialists at the Lexus stand.

They did not say anything concrete, but both hinted to something dayviewing at the Geneva auto show, and kept looking at the LFC concept.
Looks as there will be a coupe and convertible coming next year.

The other that they did not say yes or no, but gave us this look as to say we were in the right track, was to a manual tranny on the 350 coupe.
Did they mention anything about pulling fuses on the VDIM? ;)
 

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Michael said:
Did they mention anything about pulling fuses on the VDIM? ;)
Nope, actually they kinda gave me this evil look when I mentioned to them that I wanted to disable VDIM.
 

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METEORO said:
Nope, actually they kinda gave me this evil look when I mentioned to them that I wanted to disable VDIM.
Ha ha... you should have told them you got the idea from their chief engineer, who seems to turn it off at the press events he goes to! Still trying to figure out the benefit of showing us something that we can't use. Don't get me wrong, I'll love this car, but it's the teasing I can't stand! :(



Link: http://macleans.auto123.com/en/info/news/roadtest,view,Lexus.spy?artid=51421&pg=1


"Witnessing an IS 350 burn out was a once in a lifetime demonstration of the potency of its 306-horsepower V6, with all of its governing electronics secretly disengaged by its chief engineer." (Photo: Justin Couture, Canadian Auto Press)
 

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DANtheIS300MAN said:
This question was answered on Tuesday for the "Ask the Expert."

The answer was no- no coupe for 2007.
What a disappointment :( The IS needs a coupe model since the SC is for the real grown & sexy.
 

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Whether Lexus will make an IS coupe and covertible or not, it surely doesn't hurt to dream.

Here is a visual ;) :



 

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2 JZ-GE said:
Whether Lexus will make an IS coupe and covertible or not, it surely doesn't hurt to dream.

Here is a visual ;) :



not a fan of the coupe.

it makes the car look more stubby.
 

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They r not telling n I can c that they have something up their sleeve n they r not revealing it yet?
 

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DANtheIS300MAN said:
This question was answered on Tuesday for the "Ask the Expert."

The answer was no- no coupe for 2007.
When the GM's had their meeting in Toronto last month, they did mention the IS coupe and another all-new SUV both will arrive in 07.
 

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if there is a 2007 model of IS coupe then will it probably be out for sale in late 2006 just like the new IS rite?
 

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not sure. i would like to think that. they were vague on if it was in 07 or model year 07. my guess is in 2007 and '08 model. that is just two "model years" away.
 

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Michael said:
If at all, I'd say late '07 or early '08.

BTW, I STILL think this is SICK!

that looks like the old hyndai tiburon style body with a convertible...
 
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