Spy Shots and Video: Lexus IS-F/R spotted at the Nurburgring?

We’re totally confused as to what this can be. A faded colored (blend from white through turquoise and to IS-F type blue) Lexus IS was spotted at the Nurburgring in Germany. Through the heavy camo you can see a buldge on the hood, a full roll cage and Recaro bucket seats.

So what is this? Could it be Lexus is working on a rival for the M3 CSL? Back in December we reported on that Lexus could be working on a higher-performing IS-F dubbed the IS-F/R. The more powerful IS-F is rumored to be powered by a 5.0 liter V8 engine that produces 429 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque. Weight of the car is expected to be dropped by 220 pounds through the use of some carbon fiber on the body along with a stripped down interior. Notice there is no passenger seat in the shots.

So is this it? Check out the video and images of this weird looking IS-F after the jump. Make sure you listen to the sound of the car speeding by. We also added Clarkson Top Gear review of the BMW M3 CSL for your viewing pleasure.

Click through for the video and images.

Spy Shots: Lexus IS-F/R spotted at the Nurburgring?


Spy Video: Mystery Lexus IS at the Nurburgring:


Top Gear’s Review of the BMW M3 CSL:


Source: BridgeToGantry (via Jalopnik)

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