http://otoreview.blogspot.co.uk/2008/04 ... tezza.htmlhttp://homepages.paradise.net.nz/jswrig ... lexus.html
can get lots more if you need
I'm not saying the RS and AS arn't both altezza they are but the AS is more/has more of the lexus in it even the chasis and engine code is same and just has the altezza badge instead of a lexus badge, Toyota does own Lexus you know
the As auto has 4 speed box just like the lexus No triptronic,the Rs has 5 speed triptronic box from the lexus gs I'm pritty sure
just the fact that lexus doesn't exist in japan only toyota, only in the eu lexus was created to compete with the upper market merc, bmw etc..
but for some reason toyota in japan decided to produce the as200/is200 only real difference is more of the car was an optional extra ie half leather seats, heated seat feature and as emissions aren't as strict most likely the egr valves weren't fitted and a lesser efficient cat and probally slightly different engine mapping as there fuel is like rocket fuel
drive shafts could have been changed to fit the sport diff or lsd out a tezza, easier than taking it apart and making it all fit the standard diff case and drive shafts