TodayApril 16, 2022

Scott & Cameron Pruett on the Lexus ISF

I popped over to my neighbor’s house, Scott Pruett. Pruett is a race car driver for Lexus and he and his son Cameron talked to me about what they like on the Lexus IS-F sports sedan.

Thanks, Scott and Cameron.

Engine Type: V8, 90-degree with aluminum block and cylinder heads
Price: MSRP $56,000 – car I drove $64,178
Horsepower (SAE): 416 @ 6,600 rpm
Torque: 371 lb.-ft. @ 5,200 rpm[1]
Displacement: 5.0 liters (4,969 cm3/303.2 cu. in.)
Valvetrain: DOHC, 32- valve, Intake camshaft with Electric Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-iE), Exhaust camshaft with Hydraulic Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)
Bore x Stroke: 3.70 in. x 3.52 in.
Compression Ratio: 11.8:1
Emission Certification: ULEV II
Maximum Engine Speed (redline): 6,800 rpm
Performance: 0-60 mph Acceleration (mfg. estimates) 4.6 sec. [1] [5]
Top Track Speed (mfg. estimates “ electronically limited): 170 mph
¼-Mile Acceleration (sec): 13.0
Coefficient of Drag (Cd): 0.30
EPA Estimated Fuel Economy: 16 City (mpg)/23 Highway (mpg)
Fuel Capacity: 16.9 gallon
Fuel System: SFI D-4 direct and port fuel injection system
Fuel Requirement: Premium 91 octane unleaded

Transmission & Drivetrain:

Drive Type: Front-engine, rear-wheel drive
Transmission: 8-Speed Sport Direct Shift automatic with paddle shifters and Manual mode

Body & Chassis:

Body Type: Four-passenger luxury sport sedan
Doors: Four

Lou Ann Hammond

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