Lexus IS 300 with TT V8 conversion hits the dyno

Just a humble first-generation Lexus IS 300 laying down some figures on the dyno… We should mention the regular 3.0-litre 157kW six-cylinder has been replaced with a twin-turbo 5.3-litre Vortec 5300 LS Chevrolet V8, equating to a monstrous 861hp (642kW) at the wheels. Check it out. We love the neat little wastegate pipes just above the front wheels.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.