The Lexus IS200 is widely regarded as the car that showed the BMW 3 series the way home. A superb mix of refinement, equipment and ride wrapped in a great looking package. To that list of credentials, you can now add ‘handling’ thanks to the latest performance spring kit from Cobra Suspension.
The precision-wound kit drops the lofty Lexus down by approximately 40mm, making it look rather more suitable for the track than the golf club. Thanks to its new found lower centre of gravity, turn-in and handling are greatly improved, with ride quality left almost untouched.
The manufacturing process behind each kit sets it apart from the competition. Each spring is cold-wound from high tensile Chromium–Silicone wire before being shot-peened for longevity and then finished with a phosphate treatment and baked-on resin powder coating, for a hard corrosion resistant shell. The Cobra kits also come with an unparalleled lifetime warranty against breakage, making them unique in the UK marketplace.
For enthusiasts searching for the pinnacle in handling and adjustability, Cobra also offer their Evo 3 coilover kit for the car which offers massive ride adjustments of up to 60mm, plus full bump and rebound incremental damping on a stainless steel body for just £1311.18 + VAT. This kit is aimed squarely at the fast road and track day enthusiast and offers the ability for full corner-weighting and precise chassis set-up.
So if you want the luxury and refinement of Toyota’s finest marque, combine with tenacious road-holding and an all-important improvement in stance and visual appeal – and for just £146.00 + VAT, click to www.cobra-suspension.com or call the team on 01530 517920.