Lexus IS F ’07 drift

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.

Car Lexus IS F ’07
Drivetrain FR
Horsepower 798HP/8200rpm
Torque 586.2 ft-lb/6200rpm
Weight 1299 kg
Miles 80.7
Performance Points 638


I’m using comfort hard tires. All other best parts. optional spoiler set to lowest.


Downforce 0/0
Weight Balance 0/0
Power Limiter 100%


Set it top speed, gears, final

1st 4.531
2nd 2.996
3rd 2.294
4th 1.793
5th 1.471
6th 1.257
7th 1.083
Final 2.870
Top Speed 193mph (310kmph)


Initial xx 46
Accel xx 43
Braking xx 13


Ride Height 95 96
Spring Rate 9.98 10.14
Compression 4 3
Extension 5 4
Anti-Roll 2 1
Camber 0.5 0.5
Toe 0 0.20


Brake Balance 2 3