The Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb will be happening during the second week of July, and Lexus has decided to enter its racing version of the production IS F model. The mountain race is known to be quite challenging, with 12.42 miles, 156 turns and a 5,000 foot altitude climb. This particular race provides challenges that no other race does, with the altitude reducing the amount of air, making it extra difficult for both car and driver.
The IS F race car made its debut at the 2010 Tokyo Auto Show and was eager to prove it wasn’t just for show. It rumbles with 416 horsepower and 371 lb ft of torque in an engine that is direct enjected and paired to an eight-speed Sport Direct Shift automatic transmission. Helping the Lexus IS F race car in this particular climb will be the high-performance racing brakes with cooling system, a fully modified race suspension, and engine, transmission and differential oil coolers.
To find out more about the Lexus IS F or to take a look at any Lexus vehicle, contact Lexus Monterey Peninsula.