BBS wheels to be OE on Lexus IS F
BBS of America is supplying satin-finished, dark-gray BBS wheels as original equipment for the 2008 Lexus IS F high-performance luxury sports sedan. It is fitted with unidirectional BBS 19x8 inch wheels in the front and 19x9 in the rear.
"The IS F comes standard with serious performance credentials, and the BBS brand's decades of motorsports success made it the ideal wheel partner for us," says Brian Bolain, Lexus national engagement marketing manager. "IS F owners enjoy the car's aggressive character, and BBS wheels ensure that performance is on complete par with style."
The wheels "combine authentic BBS styling cues with the latest in motorsport technology," BBS reports. They were developed and built exclusively for the IS F, and are up to 40% lighter than cast aluminum wheels of the same size. The wheels offer "an extraordinary stiffness to weight ratio, helping to absorb hard acceleration, forceful cornering and aggressive braking." They meet Lexus factory performance standards as well as TUV/JWL certification requirements.
"At BBS, we don't just talk about track-proven performance -- we prove it literally every weekend on the world's toughest race courses," says Craig Donnelly, director of technical services at BBS of America. "Every OEM wheel we design and manufacture incorporates what we've learned during our decades of competition victories, from LeMans, Maranello and Fuji to Indianapolis."