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The Lexus IS 300 (Toyota Altezza in Japan) is a mid-class four-door saloon/sedan from Lexus, which was offered with a 3.0L inline-six engine (2JZ-GE) and produced between 1999 and 2005 for the North American market.

The IS 300 was the fastest model of the XE10 series. For the Japanese market, the 3.0 litre inline-six was only available in Toyota branded Gita estate/wagon models.

Need for Speed: Underground 2

The IS 300 appears in Need for Speed: Underground 2 and is unlocked after completing five URL events in Stage 3 of the career mode.

It has average performance and handling when compared to other cars unlocked in Stage 3.

Stock 0-60 mph: 7.10 s 0-100 mph: 18.13 s Top Speed: 139.0 mph (224 km/h) Torque: 217.1 ft-lbs Power: 214.3 bhp
Fully Upgraded 0-60 mph: 3.90 s 0-100 mph: 9.01 s Top Speed: 213.0 mph (343 km/h) Torque: 349.5 ft-lbs Power: 480.0 bhp

Need for Speed: Most Wanted

The IS 300 appears in Need for Speed: Most Wanted with a price tag of 27,000 and is unlocked from the beginning of the career.

It has the best handling of all initial career cars, but lacks in terms of speed. It is still a good candidate for Junkman performance parts due to a low weight and its consequently great handling.

Vic

A dark gold IS 300 is driven by Blacklist racer #14 - Taz. It features a widened body kit and a pronounced flame vinyl colour scheme. Players can obtain it via a pink slip marker.

Need for Speed: Carbon

The IS 300 appears in Need for Speed: Carbon as a tier 1 tuner class car and can be only unlocked through a reward card. It is featured with a stock and modified variant with both only available in Quick Race or multiplayer.

In the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii release, it can only be driven in the bronze tier Canyon Duel event of the Challenge Series.

Need for Speed: World

The IS 300 was made available in Need for Speed: World on August 14, 2012 as a tier 1 car. Since August 22, 2012, it has been featured as a D class car.

Compared to the Lexus IS 350, it has worse handling and a lower top speed, but compensates these traits with a significantly stronger nitrous boost. It also has weak acceleration, comparable to that of the Toyota Corolla GT-S, but has excellent pursuit durability.

Need for Speed: World - Performance Rating
 0 100 200 250 300 400 500 600 700 750 800 900 1000 
277 587

Yellow

The Yellow style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost22500. It was initially made available on February 14, 2013 as a top-up gift, and was later made available in the car dealer on August 5, 2013.
NFSW Lexus IS300 Yellow
WorldNavPerformance StreetBeigeEngine
WorldAmerikonSpeedsystems
NFSWStarIcon
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Engine
TopSpeedIcon2 4%  AccelIcon2 4%  HandlingIcon2 0%
StreetBeigeForcedInduction
WorldAmerikonSpeedsystems
NFSWStarIcon
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Forced Induction
TopSpeedIcon2 3%  AccelIcon2 3%  HandlingIcon2 0%
StreetBeigeTransmission
WorldAmerikonSpeedsystems
NFSWStarIcon
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Transmission
TopSpeedIcon2 4%  AccelIcon2 3%  HandlingIcon2 2%
StreetBeigeSuspension
WorldAmerikonSpeedsystems
NFSWStarIcon
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Suspension
TopSpeedIcon2 2%  AccelIcon2 2%  HandlingIcon2 4%
StreetBeigeBrakes
WorldAmerikonSpeedsystems
NFSWStarIcon
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Brakes
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 0%  HandlingIcon2 4%
StreetBeigeTyres
WorldAmerikonSpeedsystems
NFSWStarIcon
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Tyres
TopSpeedIcon2 2%  AccelIcon2 3%  HandlingIcon2 4%
CarClassD 277 NFSWYellowVariantIcon  
NFSWSafehouseAftermarketIcon NFSWBodykitSlot NFSWSpoilerSlot NFSWHoodSlot NFSWWheelsSlot NFSWNeonSlot NFSWWindowTintSlot NFSWLoweringSlot NFSWLicencePlateSlot TopSpeedIcon2 179 AccelIcon2 302 HandlingIcon2 351
NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot SpeedBoost22500

Blue

The Blue style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon169,000. It was initially released on November 28, 2012.

On June 28, 2015, its price was lowered from Dollar icon300,000 as part of the End of the World event.

NFSW Lexus IS 300 Blue
WorldNavPerformance NFSWPerformanceEngineSlot NFSWPerformanceForcedInductionSlot NFSWPerformanceTransmissionSlot NFSWPerformanceSuspensionSlot NFSWPerformanceBrakesSlot NFSWPerformanceTyresSlot CarClassD 277 NFSWBlueVariantIcon  
NFSWSafehouseAftermarketIcon NFSWBodykitSlot NFSWSpoilerSlot NFSWHoodSlot NFSWWheelsSlot NFSWNeonSlot NFSWWindowTintSlot NFSWLoweringSlot NFSWLicencePlateSlot TopSpeedIcon2 179 AccelIcon2 302 HandlingIcon2 351
NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon   NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot NFSWSkillModSlot Dollar icon169,000

Treasure Hunter

The Treasure Hunter style is a treasure hunter car that costs SpeedBoost25600. It was released on August 14, 2012.

It is fitted with tuned quality Gromlen performance parts, 2-star Skill Mods, and various aftermarket parts.

NFSW Lexus IS300 Treasure Hunter
WorldNavPerformance ProBeigeEngine
WorldMedion
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Medion
Tuned Engine
TopSpeedIcon2 9%  AccelIcon2 9%  HandlingIcon2 0%
ProBeigeForcedInduction
WorldMedion
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Medion
Tuned Forced Induction
TopSpeedIcon2 7%  AccelIcon2 7%  HandlingIcon2 0%
ProBeigeTransmission
WorldMedion
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Medion
Tuned Transmission
TopSpeedIcon2 9%  AccelIcon2 7%  HandlingIcon2 4%
ProBeigeSuspension
WorldMedion
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Medion
Tuned Suspension
TopSpeedIcon2 5%  AccelIcon2 4%  HandlingIcon2 9%
ProBeigeBrakes
WorldMedion
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Medion
Tuned Brakes
TopSpeedIcon2 0%  AccelIcon2 0%  HandlingIcon2 9%
ProBeigeTyres
WorldMedion
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Medion
Tuned Tyres
TopSpeedIcon2 4%  AccelIcon2 7%  HandlingIcon2 9%
CarClassB 527 TreasureHunterEditionIcon2  
NFSWSafehouseAftermarketIcon NFSWBodykitIcon
NFSWBodykitIcon Bodykit
Verge Wide
NFSWSpoilerCFIcon
NFSWSpoilerCFIcon Spoiler
Glint Carbon Fibre
NFSWHoodSlot NFSWManufacturer BBS
NFSWWheels BBS RSGT19 BBS
RS-GT 19"
NFSWNeon GreenGold
NFSWNeon GreenGold Lumox
Green "Treasure Hunter" Neon
NFSWWindowTint Black
NFSWLumoxIcon Window Tint
Smoke Blackout
NFSWLoweringKitStage3
NFSWLoweringKitStage3 Lowering Kit
Stage 3
NFSWStandardLicensePlate
WorldLicensePlateTREASURE Licence Plate
"Treasure"
TopSpeedIcon2 557 AccelIcon2 606 HandlingIcon2 419
NFSWSafehouseSkillModsIcon WorldSkillTreasureHunter2
WorldSkillTreasureHunter2 Treasure Hunter
Detect Treasure
WorldSkillExploreCash
WorldSkillExploreCash
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Explorer
Explore Cash
14%
WorldSkillExploreCash
WorldSkillExploreCash
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Explorer
Explore Cash
14%
WorldSkillRapidFire
WorldSkillRapidFire
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Rapidfire
Nitrous Cooldown
14%
WorldSkillExtendedNOS
WorldSkillExtendedNOS
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
WorldSkillNitrousPower
WorldSkillNitrousPower
NFSWStarIconNFSWStarIcon
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
SpeedBoost22000

Trivia

  • The Lexus IS 300 is referred to as the Toyota Altezza in the Japanese releases of Need for Speed: Underground 2 and Need for Speed: Carbon.
 Development - Some content may have altered during development.
  • In Need for Speed: Carbon, the modified IS300 is fitted with a bodykit overlaid on top of the stock body.
  • In Need for Speed: World, the bonnet camera of the IS 300 showed the interior of the car before being patched.

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