Lexus Axes IS F Production

Lexus' high-performance, Mercedes-Benz C63-rivaling sports sedan is apparently getting the axe. The IS F- with its 416-hp 5.0L V8, was a highly competitive sedan in terms of sheer performance, but in overall sales numbers, well, not so much. According to Lexus, the company only sold 486 units in 2012, and were on pace for even less this year. Which as you know, is nothing to shake a stick at. While USA Today doesn't specify why Lexus is ditching its sports saloon, we assume these slipping sales were a large factor in the decision. For those few of you still interested, the IS F is said to remain on sale until the end of this year.