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New Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance to rival BMW M3 in US – Autocar

Top-rung version of not-for-UK IS saloon packs 466bhp from a naturally aspirated V8



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Lexus will take on the BMW M3 and Mercedes-AMG C63 in the US with a new V8 version of its IS saloon – the first car to wear F Sport Performance badging. 
The IS 500 F Sport Performance is said to “up the sports sedan formula to eleven” but, like all other versions of the recently refreshed saloon, won’t be sold in the UK.
The powertrain is familiar, however, being lifted from the RC F coupé that was on sale here until last year and related to the slightly downtuned unit available in the LC 500 grand…

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