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Check Out the 700HP+ Lexus IS Racing in the 2014 Gumball 3000

Who said you need a supercar to get into the well-known Gumball 3000 rally? If you can support the entering fee, you can pick up any car you like if it has something special and will make fans cheer for you in each city you travel through along the way.
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Apparently, a 2014 Lexus IS compact sedan with over 700 hp will do just fine, because Super Street Magazine just ran the US leg of the Gumball 3000 in one.

If you ignore all the flashy decals applied all over the IS’ body here, it looks just like the standard 350 or 250 model wearing different rims, a lower suspension and a subtle body kit.

It’s not even fitted with the F Sport pack so there’s no fully-meshed grille and extra vents at the front. However, the car you’re looking here is even better than the F Sport model. Heck, it’s probably better than the 2014 IS F performance model.

Why? Well, pop that hood and your jaw will hit the floor pretty damn quick, because the engine bay is fitted with the best engine Toyota made so far - the 2JZ unit. Of, course, it’s not the stock one; it has been bored to 3.4-liters and fitted with all sort of racing goodies to churn over 700 hp to those rear wheels.

That's more than double the IS 350 offers with its 3.5-liter V6 and at least 300 hp more than the performance Lexus IS F fitted with a 5-liter V8.

 
 
 
 
 

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