I can never get over the fact that this car has 7 gears. I always get to the “end” (6) and remember there is another gear. It makes drifting a lot more interesting. You aren’t going crazy fast when drifting, and won’t really need all 7 gears, but it gives a lot more torque to lower gears. This is good and bad. The good part about it is you can be in almost any gear and still move when you slam the gas. Some cars with lower torque won’t even budge if you are in too high of a gear by mistake. You will be coming around a turn and hit the gas just to see your car do nothing. Not the case with this Lexus IS F. I have been coming around corners in too high of a gear and still made it around the turn. However, the bad is you are shifting a lot. I don’t like shifting all the time when drifting because it becomes too much to think about after a while. You always have to check to make sure you are in the right gear. Although I just said the extra torque in any gear is good it to is also equally bad. When you step on the gas the car will move. Great if you are aligned properly, but not the best when you are off centre. It can spin the car out of control fairly easily.
The best tips I can give while driving this car is give it some practise and watch the gas. It takes more than just a few laps to get use to the extra gear, high torque, and potential tail whip action. However, an easy way to solve a lot of these problems is to watch the gas. Don’t slam the gas and hold it there the entire time. Give it just enough to move around the turn and a little extra here and there to maintain the drift. This should prevent it from accidentally going out of control as things are slower and more in control.
Lexus IS F ’07
I’m using comfort hard tires. All other best parts. optional spoiler set to lowest.
Hello everyone, I am Shmogt, the creator of Team Shmo. I have been playing Gran Turismo since GT2 and started getting really into tuning in GT5. I progressed from basic race tunes into drifting. Now, I can make tunes for literally anything. As I got better and better, I deiced it was time to give back and share them with everyone!