New 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport & NASCAR Roadtrip

New 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport & NASCAR Roadtrip

New 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport & NASCAR Roadtrip
New 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport & NASCAR Roadtrip

New 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport & NASCAR Roadtrip There are few things in this nation more American than a NASCAR race. Of course, crusty fruit-filled treat and baseball may outrank it, yet none, of these of those can rival stock autos thundering around a track at 200 mph while constantly riding on the edge of fiasco as they race simply creeps far from a cement divider and different drivers gunning to win. So when the open door emerged to end up profoundly drenched in the society throughout the late All-Star race, I seized the possibility.

Everything began a couple of months back with an email welcome from Toyota. It read something along the lines of, what about going along with us at the NASCAR All-Star race and tours of the Joe Gibbs Racing Center and NASCAR Hall of Fame?  My answer make a go at something like, Heck better believe it, I'll be there!

I chose to skirt the packed runways for a 2014 Lexus Is350 F Sport and a seven-hour drive through the heart of the eastern seaboard. I saw this just about like a journey; setting out on a roadtrip for an objective of dashing vitality spotted in the moving mounds with Charlotte.

Once out and about, my decision of chariot was quickly attested. Not at all like my last Lexus experience, the front seat was flawlessly formed, cushioned, and supported. The more I drove, the more the auto appeared to therapist around me, making tight moving a thing of straightforwardness. The strong 3.5-liter V-6 offered a lot of snort while the tight directing and game tuned suspension made each one corner a noteworthy occasion.

Specifications :
  • Year: 2014
  • make: Lexus
  • Model: IS
  • Engine: V6
  • Transmission: 8-Speed Automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM: 306
  • MPG(Cty): 19
  • MPG(Hwy): 28
  • Torque @ RPM: 277
  • Displacement: 3.5 L
  • 0-60 time: 5.6 sec.
  • Top Speed: 155 mph (Est.)
  • Layout: Front-engine, Rear-Drive


The is essentially all-new for 2014, as the new Lexus corporate face now overwhelms the auto's front. The axle grille is certainly a polarizing characteristic with about everybody having an alternate supposition, however generally negative. I say style are subjective and to every his own, however I appear to be the singular case out of many others who likes the new look. Additionally the grille, whatever is left of the auto is totally invigorated too. The more level rocker boards style out as they pass the back entryways and the stress line they make streams up into the back taillights. Reflecting that line is the easier valance with the double, chrome-tipped fumes funnels. Both lines help give the auto an extremely etched look.

The light black, 17-inch wheels are generally outlined however they appear to be little in correlation to the 19- and 20-inch wheels that underpin most of the opposition. In spite of the fact that more modest, its difficult to envision a bigger wheel fitting inside the tight wheel wells.


New 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport & NASCAR Roadtrip

Like the outside, the inner part is all new for 2014. A driver-driven dashboard keeps critical data inside sight and profoundly obvious. The same mouse-like infotainment controller I developed to like in the ES 350 is found here as well. It works well at controlling the Lexus Enform framework by just permitting the mouse to drift over alternatives that are right now accessible. The huge in-dash screen offers adaptable perspectives that show route, radio, fuel, or other data in a part screen design.

Like I said before the bounce, these seats are planets superior to those found in the ES 350. The easier pad has considerably all the more cushioning and the side reinforces held firm through tight corners. The tan delicate touch cowhide looks extraordinary and feels far superior, yet I stress over its long haul appearance. Other inner part materials feel premium and fit and completion is right on target.


New 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport & NASCAR Roadtrip

Roosted behind that dismal shaft grille is a 3.5-liter V-6 mated to an eight-velocity programmed transmission. Appreciatively, the IS 350 sends force to the best possible spot — the back wheels — for an additional bit of fun. The V-6 prepares 306 strength and 277 pound-feet of torque that sends the auto to 60 mph in a sparse 5.6 seconds with a top pace of in excess of 130 mph.

The auto characteristics variable drive modes that incorporate Eco, Normal, Sport and Sport+. Indeed in Eco and Normal mode, force goes ahead solid and movements happen rapidly. The guiding is light with great on-focus feel and the quickening agent has a considerable lot of pardoning for accidental inputs. Select Sport+ mode, and everything tightens up. The variable degree directing feels more straightforward, the quickening agent responds to each wince of the foot, and the tranny attempts to keep the motor in its powerband. Dropping the rigging selector in manual mode and slapping the oar shifters prompts the most fun as the transmission will hold riggings till redline and rev match while downshifting.


New 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport & NASCAR Roadtrip

The Lexus Is350 begins at $39,615 for the standard model. Checking the F Sport box brings the beginning cost to $43,585. My analyzer came furnished with Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert ($600), Variable Gear Ratio Steering with force tilt and extendable controlling wheel ($400), the Navigation and Mark Levinson Premium sound framework ($3,225), and a load net inside the storage compartment ($64).

Include a $895 conveyance expense, and my analyzer's aggregate comes to $48,269.


Cadillac ATS 3.6

New 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport & NASCAR Roadtrip

The Cadillac ATS is a robust rival in the moderate size extravagance execution class that sets up a great battle for the Lexus and long-term stalwart BMW 3. Fueled by a 321-drive V-6, the ATS hits 60 in 5.4 seconds – two-tenths of a second speedier than the Is3 50 F Sport. A six-velocity programmed gearbox controls the ability to the back wheels unless all-wheel-drive is chosen.

The ATS likewise profits from GM's Magnetic Ride Control that permits the driver to tweak the ride setting. Also, the framework is for the most part proclaimed as one of the best ride administration framework as of now available.

The ATS has a base cost of $33,990 while the V-6 execution stickers at $44,590 for RWD and $46,590 for AWD.

BMW 335I M Sport 

New 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport & NASCAR Roadtrip

BMW is similar to the schoolyard spook that declines to lose his spot over the peons underneath him. This position is fortified by BMW immovable capability to join together extravagance and execution into a solitary bundle. Controlled by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter, inline six-chamber making 300 pull and 300 pound-feet of torque, the 335 M Sport can hit 60 mph in only 4.6 seconds, regardless of its strength impediment.

In spite of the fact that the BMW holds that spook spot, it appears its most recent cycle has a couple of issues with its suspension control. Those who've steered the M Sport gripe that both the IS and ATS offer considerably more robust frame feel and show more control in the corners.

The base cost for a BMW 335i begins at $44,045, however costs can climb rapidly with additional items and alternatives include. - New 2014 Lexus IS350 F Sport & NASCAR Roadtrip
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