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Can anyone help clear this up - years and years ago (1999 I'd say) I got in a little duel with a Lexus IS. The car I was in had a 0-60 time of 7.5 seconds, and I gave it full stick through second and third gear on a rolling start. But I couldn't shake the Lexus!

Given that is was a new car it wasn't likely to be modded, so must it have been an IS300 or could it have been an IS200?

On paper there's no way the 200 could compete, having a 0-60 time of 9.5 seconds, but are they just slow off the mark? Once they're moving and you're in the power do they feel quicker than the 0-60 time?

P.S. This was on a dual carriageway so I wasn't breaking any speed limits!

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Can anyone help clear this up - years and years ago (1999 I'd say) I got in a little duel with a Lexus IS. The car I was in had a 0-60 time of 7.5 seconds, and I gave it full stick through second and third gear on a rolling start. But I couldn't shake the Lexus!

Given that is was a new car it wasn't likely to be modded, so must it have been an IS300 or could it have been an IS200?

On paper there's no way the 200 could compete, having a 0-60 time of 9.5 seconds, but are they just slow off the mark? Once they're moving and you're in the power do they feel quicker than the 0-60 time?

P.S. This was on a dual carriageway so I wasn't breaking any speed limits!

It was not standard, i think might have been supercharged, what colour was the lexus :question:

Dont think it could have been the is300 in 1999 as i dont think is300 was in UK then :blink:

Or it was the Altezza :o

Or the car you was in was not running wright :o

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It was not standard, i think might have been supercharged, what colour was the lexus :question:

Strathcaron Blue, and it was in Chester

Dont think it could have been the is300 in 1999 as i dont think is300 was in UK then :blink:

Good point I wonder when the 300 came to the uk, the 200 was pretty new itself in '99

Or it was the Altezza :o

Actually, I hadn't thought of that, makes a lot of sense though!

Or the car you was in was not running wright :o

It was flying :lol:

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Strathcaron didn’t come till 2001, so it would have been royal sapphire.

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