Almost exactly a year since Lexus first introduced the IS F high performance sport sedan at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, we finally get official pricing and at a recommended retail price of $56,000 there will surely be no shortage of takers.

Almost exactly a year since Lexus first introduced the IS F high performance sport sedan at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, we finally get official pricing and at a recommended retail price of $56,000 there will surely be no shortage of takers. The main rival to the Lexus IS F will be the BMW M3 which will be launched in the US this coming Spring and will likely be priced a little higher at $62,500.

Powered by a performance tuned 5.0-liter V8 engine producing 416 horsepower ,the Lexus IS F is the first of what could be a line of new models to wear the “F” badge and is the fastest Lexus ever built. It accelerates from 0 to 60mph in just 4.6 seconds (thats quicker than the M3) and can reach a top speed of 170mph.

There is still no word on exactly when the IS F will be launched in the USA but after this announcement we expect it to be soon.

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