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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 the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 releases of Need for Speed: Carbon as a tier 1 tuner class car.

It can be unlocked through gameplay, but can be unlocked early through purchasing a downloadable content pack; the Custom Car Bundle 2 pack.

Custom (Blue)

The custom blue IS 300 is unlocked for use in Quick Race upon the player reaching Online XP Level 1.

NFSC Lexus IS300 CustomBlue.jpg
CarbonTunerIcon.png Tuner Tier 1
Custom
Top Speed 2.4
Acceleration 5.4
Handling 5.0

Custom (Red)

The custom red IS 300 is unlocked for use in Quick Race upon the player reaching Online XP Level 1.

NFSC Lexus IS300 CustomRed.jpg
CarbonTunerIcon.png Tuner Tier 1
Custom
Top Speed 2.4
Acceleration 5.4
Handling 5.0

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.

Stock: 277 (D class) Maximum: 587 (B class)

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.

NFSW Lexus IS300 Yellow.jpg
Performance Parts
StreetBeigeEngine.png
StreetBeigeForcedInduction.png
StreetBeigeTransmission.png
StreetBeigeSuspension.png
StreetBeigeBrakes.png
StreetBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class C Car 415
TopSpeedIcon2.png 388
AccelIcon2.png 471
HandlingIcon2.png 388
NFSWYellowVariantIcon.png
Standard
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.

NFSW Lexus IS 300 Blue.jpg
Performance Parts
Stock Engine
Stock Forced Induction
Stock Transmission
Stock Suspension
Stock Brakes
Stock Tyres
Aftermarket Parts
Standard Body
Stock Spoiler
Stock Hood
Stock Wheels
No Neon
Stock Window Tint
Default Ride Height
Default Licence Plate
Skill Mods
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
None Equipped
Class D Car 277
TopSpeedIcon2.png 179
AccelIcon2.png 302
HandlingIcon2.png 351
NFSWBlueVariantIcon.png
Standard
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.

NFSW Lexus IS300 Treasure Hunter.jpg
Performance Parts
ProBeigeEngine.png
ProBeigeForcedInduction.png
ProBeigeTransmission.png
ProBeigeSuspension.png
ProBeigeBrakes.png
ProBeigeTyres.png
Aftermarket Parts
NFSWBodykitIcon.png
NFSWSpoilerCFIcon.png
Stock Hood
NFSWManufacturer BBS.png
NFSWNeon GreenGold.png
NFSWWindowTint Black.png
NFSWLoweringKitStage3.png
NFSWStandardLicensePlate.png
Skill Mods
WorldSkillTreasureHunter2.png
WorldSkillExploreCash.png
WorldSkillExploreCash.png
WorldSkillRapidFire.png
WorldSkillExtendedNOS.png
WorldSkillNitrousPower.png
Class B Car 527
TopSpeedIcon2.png 557
AccelIcon2.png 606
HandlingIcon2.png 419
TreasureHunterEditionIcon2.png
Treasure Hunter
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, despite having Lexus badging and North American specification side markers.
  • In the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii releases of Need for Speed: Carbon, it can only be driven in the bronze tier Canyon Duel event of the Challenge Series.
  • 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.
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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