Red USDM Lexus IS

Lexus IS 1

We all know that Japanese cars get different models and engines when they get exported to international markets. Usually the engines have less horsepower and aren’t that hipped up as their JDM relatives. Every once in a while though USDM models seem more appealing. Take the first generation IS, which was named Toyota Altezza in Japan, powered by a Yamaha-tuned 2.0L four cylinder engine. Its stateside cousin got a 3.0L inline six instead. [Read more...]

Texas Style IS 300

Texas IS300-05

Everything is bigger in Texas : burgers, engines, cars etc. And knowing that Texas is the home of events like Tx2K or Texasmile, I’m pretty sure it’s home for some insane power figures. [Read more...]

Lexus IS-F by Five Axis Presented At Los Angeles Auto Show

IS-F FiveAxis-01

Founded in 1995, Five Axis, came from Troy Sumitomo’s passion for precision and quality which is clearly reflected in each of Five Axis’ show cars, concepts, and designs. The team at Five Axis has been designing and building cars for automotive manufacturers and design studios for quite some time, but what really caught our eye is the Lexus IS-F they have designed for the L.A. Auto Show. [Read more...]