Toyota’s race tuning division, TRD, has produced a motorsport-inspired version of the Lexus IS-F.
The Lexus IS-F Circuit Club Sport was first shown off as a concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon in 2010, and the finished article is tipped to appear at next week’s motor show in the Japanese capital city.
The IS-F Circuit Club Sport features carbonfibre in place of many of the regular IS-F’s steel panels, on the bonnet, roof, boot, front wings, side skirts and rear diffuser.
The interior has also received a carbonfibre makeover from TRD (Toyota Racing Development), although it hasn’t been revealed how much weight has been saved overall.
TRD hasn’t made many tweaks under the bonnet, with the only major change being the addition of a new lightweight exhaust system, which boosts the V8’s power to 422bhp.
Adjustable competition-spec dampers have been fitted, as well as forged aluminium wheels, larger brakes and a TRD limited-slip differential.
Price and availability of the limited-edition machine has yet to be revealed.