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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.

Games

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.

Unlock Complete URL Race 5 in Stage 3
0 - 60 mph 0 - 100 mph Top Speed Torque Power
Stock 7.10 seconds 18.13 seconds 139.0 mph (224 km/h) 217.1 ft-lb 214.3 bhp
Fully Upgraded 3.90 seconds 9.01 seconds 213.0 mph (343 km/h) 349.5 ft-lb 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.

Taz

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.

Performance-wise, it is the slowest accelerating car with the lowest top speed, but makes up for it with great handling.

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.

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Yellow

The Yellow style is an Amerikon Speedsystems performance tuned speedboost car that costs SpeedBoost2500. 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.

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Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Engine
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 0%
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Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 3%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 0%
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Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Transmission
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 2%
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Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Suspension
Top Speed Rating 2%  Acceleration Rating 2%  Handling Rating 4%
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Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 4%
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Amerikon Speedsystems
1 Star Rating
Amerikon Speedsystems
Tuned Tyres
Top Speed Rating 2%  Acceleration Rating 3%  Handling Rating 4%
Class C Car 415 NFSWYellowVariantIcon.png
Aftermarket Parts Standard Body Stock Spoiler Stock Hood Stock Wheels No Neon Stock Window Tint Default Ride Height Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 388 AccelIcon2.png 471 HandlingIcon2.png 388
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped SpeedBoost2500

Blue

The Blue style is a rotationally available stock cash car that costs Dollar icon.png169,000. It was initially released on November 28, 2012.

On June 28, 2015, its price was lowered from Dollar icon.png300,000 as part of the End of the World event.

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Performance Parts Stock Engine Stock Forced Induction Stock Transmission Stock Suspension Stock Brakes Stock Tyres Class D Car 277 NFSWBlueVariantIcon.png
Aftermarket Parts Standard Body Stock Spoiler Stock Hood Stock Wheels No Neon Stock Window Tint Default Ride Height Default Licence Plate TopSpeedIcon2.png 179 AccelIcon2.png 302 HandlingIcon2.png 351
Skill Mods None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped None Equipped Dollar icon.png169,000

Treasure Hunter

The Treasure Hunter style is a treasure hunter car that costs SpeedBoost5600. It was released on August 14, 2012.

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

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Performance Parts ProBeigeEngine.png
Medion
3 Star Rating3 Star Rating3 Star Rating
Medion
Tuned Engine
Top Speed Rating 9%  Acceleration Rating 9%  Handling Rating 0%
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Medion
3 Star Rating3 Star Rating3 Star Rating
Medion
Tuned Forced Induction
Top Speed Rating 7%  Acceleration Rating 7%  Handling Rating 0%
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Medion
3 Star Rating3 Star Rating3 Star Rating
Medion
Tuned Transmission
Top Speed Rating 9%  Acceleration Rating 7%  Handling Rating 4%
ProBeigeSuspension.png
Medion
3 Star Rating3 Star Rating3 Star Rating
Medion
Tuned Suspension
Top Speed Rating 5%  Acceleration Rating 4%  Handling Rating 9%
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Medion
3 Star Rating3 Star Rating3 Star Rating
Medion
Tuned Brakes
Top Speed Rating 0%  Acceleration Rating 0%  Handling Rating 9%
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Medion
3 Star Rating3 Star Rating3 Star Rating
Medion
Tuned Tyres
Top Speed Rating 4%  Acceleration Rating 7%  Handling Rating 9%
Class B Car 527 TreasureHunterEditionIcon2.png
Aftermarket Parts NFSWBodykitIcon.png
NFSWBodykitIcon.png Bodykit
Verge Wide
NFSWSpoilerCFIcon.png
NFSWSpoilerCFIcon.png Spoiler
Glint Carbon Fibre
Stock Hood NFSWManufacturer BBS.png
NFSWWheels BBS RSGT19.png BBS
RS-GT 19"
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NFSWNeon GreenGold.png Lumox
Green "Treasure Hunter" Neon
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Lumox Window Tint
Smoke Blackout
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NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png Lowering Kit
Stage 3
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WorldLicensePlateTREASURE.png Licence Plate
"Treasure"
TopSpeedIcon2.png 557 AccelIcon2.png 606 HandlingIcon2.png 419
Skill Mods WorldSkillTreasureHunter2.png
WorldSkillTreasureHunter2.png Treasure Hunter
Detect Treasure
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2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Explorer
Explore Cash
14%
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WorldSkillExploreCash.png
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Explorer
Explore Cash
14%
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Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Rapidfire
Nitrous Cooldown
14%
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Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Extended NOS
Nitrous Duration
19%
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Need for Speed
2 Star Rating2 Star Rating
Super Shot
Nitrous Power
14%
SpeedBoost2000

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.
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  • Entering the cheat code "shinestreetbright" at the start screen in the PC release of Need for Speed: Underground 2 will unlock a Shine Street sponsored Lexus IS 300.
  • 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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