The Lexus IS F was discontinued in 2014, but that doesn’t mean we can’t dream of a modern version using the current platform. Rumors suggest the Japanese marque will offer a 400-horsepower (298-kilowatt) model in 2020, but with a few modifications and some cash, the current-generation could be upgraded to produce a significant amount of power.
Kelly Blue Book estimates that a well-kept, 2015 IS 350 is worth about $29,000 – but used examples regularly come in well under that, some as low as $22,000. With a $3,100 RR Racing upgrade providing up to a 48-horsepower (36-kilowatt) boost, the IS could be good for as much as 354 hp (263 kW). Some extra performance upgrades could push that power figure even higher.
If you want to go all out visually, you could pick up a set of RC F wheels on eBay – this used set costs just $400 – some carbon fiber F-Sport elements, appropriate F badges, and coilovers to bring it all a bit lower to the pavement.