2016 Lexus IS 200t vs Infiniti Q50 Drag Race & Performance Video Review

The 2016 Lexus IS200t and the Infiniti Q50 are very close competitors. Both are from a luxury division of a large Japanese manufacturer. Both have 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engines in a north-south configuration with a front-rear architecture.

The Infiniti’s engine is actually borrowed from Mercedes-Benz and puts out 208 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The Lexus’ engine makes 241 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.

So it should be a romp for the IS, huh? Not so fast. Roman Mica puts the Infiniti against Nathan Adlen in the Lexus in three challenges – a drag race, a 60-0 braking test, and a hot lap around IMI Motorsports Park in Dacono, Colorado.

One car will end up the victor, but which one would Roman and Nathan actually buy? Check out the whole video above.