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2013 Lexus IS F

Sometimes fortune really smiles on even shiftless car-reviewing Dutchmen like myself, I must admit. I had come into Austin, TX the week before I was supposed to meet up with the good people at Lexus, who had graciously invited me to drive the 2014 IS. I flew in early because Austin is a pretty good place to eat, as well as being a place that my wife doesn't live. Let me say that a nicer way... while my stunningly attractive wife pretty much represents all things good and light in this world, she does occasionally shoot me a sideways glance when I dig in for my fifth Tacodeli breakfast... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
5.0L V8
Power:
416 HP / 371 LB-FT
Transmission:
8-Speed Automatic
As-Tested Price:
$65,804
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    Teased: Lexus teases Detroit-bound F Performance Coupe... again
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    A few weeks ago, Lexus released a teaser image of its upcoming Detroit Auto Show reveal, simply calling it the "next Lexus F." Now, a new shot of the Detroit-bound car has been sent out, and while we still don't know what the new model will be called, we can tell you this: it's a coupe. Originally, we assumed the new Lexus F model would be the successor ...

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    Teased: 'Next Lexus F' teased ahead of Detroit debut
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    We've got absolutely zero actual information from the automaker on what its "Next Lexus F" will be, other than what was just released today in this brief press release and lone teaser image, but our best guess is that it's the next-generation IS-F sedan. The timing would make sense, considering that the latest IS just hit the market earlier this year as a ...

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    Video: Watch Lexus SEMA showcars get crushed
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    Anyone familiar with the annual SEMA show should recognize the name Fox Marketing. After all, the company shows up to the tuning show in Las Vegas every year with an interesting creation or two. But now, we're going to watch two of those modded vehicles meet their demise. In the video, Brian Fox talks about the two vehicles being sent to the crusher ...

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    Toyota and Lexus show off at Tokyo Auto Salon
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    You've seen the Toyota GRMN iQ Racing Concept (lucky you!), and now it's time to divert your attention towards the rest of the Japanese automaker's wares being shown off at the Tokyo Auto Salon. First up is the Toyota Prius G Sports Concept (pictured), which features the kind of gaping maw only the Mama Cylon could love. Rounding out Toyota's offerings ...

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    Toyota and Lexus show off at Tokyo Auto Salon
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    You've seen the Toyota GRMN iQ Racing Concept (lucky you!), and now it's time to divert your attention towards the rest of the Japanese automaker's wares being shown off at the Tokyo Auto Salon. First up is the Toyota Prius G Sports Concept, which features the kind of gaping maw only the Mama Cylon could love. Rounding out Toyota's offerings is the TRD ...

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    Rumormill: Lexus IS F Evolution coming next summer, not-for-U.S. price
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    Progress to create a hotter, lighter Lexus IS F is ongoing, and according to recent reports from Japan, the IS F Evolution is slated to arrive in the summer of 2010. Details on the Evolution are still unconfirmed, but as reported previously, Lexus is focusing more on weight reduction and handling than it is on power modifications. According to 7Tune, the ...

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    SEMA Preview: Lexus reveals four tuned IS Fs, IS 350 and LX570
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    Lexus decided that its presence at SEMA should revolve around its most tuner-friendly models, specifically its range of IS sedans. So in addition to the Five Axis IS F that's been making the rounds since late last year, Lexus has tapped some notable names in tuning, along with a few magazines, to create a handful of bespoke vehicles to populate its booth. ...

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    SEMA Preview: Lexus GS 460 by Five Axis
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    Lexus is gearing up for a big showing at SEMA. In addition to bringing four tuned IS Fs, including one from our friends at 0-60 magazine and another from Fox Marketing/Artisan Performance, long-time Toyota collaborator, Five Axis, will be debuting a heavily reworked GS 460 in Vegas.Also on hand will be IS Fs from Import Tuner/Tein and MotorworldHype, ...

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    Lexus unveils IS 250 Sports Concept in Sydney
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    At the ongoing Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, the same show where Australian sportscar-maker Elfin took the wraps off its new Type 5 Clubman, Lexus unveiled a new version of its IS 250 sports sedan called the Sports Concept. So what, you ask is the Lexus IS 250 Sports Concept? Think of it as IS F-light, but not quite as light on substance ...

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    SEMA Preview: 600 hp, twin-turbo Fox Marketing/Artisan Lexus IS-F
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    UPDATE: We've added three more pics to the gallery showing off the blacked-out logos, grille, headlamps and color-matched front emblem.Click above for a high-res gallery of the Fox/Artisan Lexus IS-F.The 2009 Lexus IS-F is slated to get some serious attention at SEMA, and Fox Marketing and Artisan are out to prove that show and go aren't mutually ...

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    2008 Tokyo Auto Salon: Lexus IS-F racer unveiled
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    click above for high-res images of the IS F Racing Concept from TASLexus quietly trotted out its IS-F Racing Concept last week at the Tokyo Auto Salon, but despite the official unveiling, more questions than answers remain about the future of the DTM-inspired sedan.According to Winding Road, the racer was the brainchild of the IS-F's chief engineer, ...

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    Detroit Sneak Peak: Lexus IS-F
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    This past Monday's article in Automotive News, let loose that Lexus was in the process of developing a new line of vehicles that seeks to compete in the luxury performance market currently occupied by BMW, Audi and Mercedes.Well, word is that Lexus will be unveiling its IS-F sedan tomorrow, ahead of its official debut in Detroit, and decided to drop this ...

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