Lexus V8 IS400 Private Build
This Lexus V8 IS400 Private Build modification was done in Texas by Brad Bedell, Lexus V8 Sportcross. 1UZ VVT-I
Quote By Brad:
I’m a big fan of well engineered improvements. Simply bolting a turbo to the 2jz would have one the trick for me, but that really doesn’t say much for my talents. With as well engineered as kits are today, making a 2jz fast is, quite frankly as easy as whipping out a credit card. That’s just not me. I get 25mpg on the highway while cruising at 90mph and 19-21 around town with reasonably aggressive driving habits. The torque curve is borderline flat and very controllable. While power isn’t overly impressive, it still is 270 hp at the wheels and enough to run 100mph traps at the local drag strip.
With the 5.2 and blower with transmission mods, this car is super fast. It’s at least 2 seconds than my 996 turbo from 0-120. I’m expecting high one-teens to low 1 twenties for 1/4 mile pass being seriously traction limited.
While I believe it is reliable, I cannot guarantee any of it. www.bedellracing.com