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  • Gaping intakes and louvers feed air to the brakes and the hp, liter V Non-F Sport models wear a milder variation of the bumper.

    I don't mean to get all poetic about the Lexus IS F-Sport, but I'm seduced by its driver-oriented cockpit and somewhat beguiled by its rabid.

    Joshua Dowling road tests and reviews the Lexus IS F-Sport with specs, verdict and rivals.

    Systems such as auto high beam, lane departure, and blind-spot warning, and rear cross-traffic alert fill the IS' safety tech cache. The back seats are in a bench design so the bolsters arent quite as deep, but they are still deep enough to give rear riders that sporty feel — which is very rare. Speaking of which, the taillights have gone the direction of other new Lexus models with super sharp angles carved out in bright red in an otherwise darkish lens. Dial the Drive Mode Select back to Normal, and you'll notice a quieter cabin and cushier ride.

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    While the early years of the Lexus brand were all about luxury, the introduction of the IS sedan brought about a sportier side of the Japanese automaker and the Lexus IS F Sport AWD is a remarkable example of automotive evolution. With each revision over the past decade and a half, this compact luxury sedan has gotten progressively edgier, sportier and more luxurious — with the new IS F Sport being a beautiful culmination of those efforts.

    When you look at what you are getting and compare the price to other vehicles with the same level of comfort and performance —the price of this Lexus sedan is actually quite reasonable.

    The Exterior Since the Lexus IS lineup was introduced in the US for , it has had a sportier, edgier exterior design than the other models under the brand halo so while the IS sports the same basic design language as the rest of the brand including the sexy spindle grille, the new IS sedan is easily the most aggressive of the current Lexus sedans. The F Sport package takes that aggressive look a step further, adding a unique front fascia and grille that is unique from the non-F Sport models and the result is a car that clearly looks the part of a modern luxosport sedan.

    While there are plenty of cars in the compact luxury sedan segment with an aggressive exterior, there are few cars that offer the level of sporty design in a non-premium model like the BMW M3 or the Audi S4.

    There will likely be a new Lexus IS F sedan at some point in the future and at that point, there will be an even more aggressive looking Lexus compact sedan but for the time being, the IS F Sport is unquestionably the sportiest looking car in the segment. This aggressive styling is centered around the angry yet handsome face of the Lexus IS F Sport.

    Unique to the F Sport package is a lower front fascia that has sharp sculpting lines that lead into massive brake cooking ducts — both of which flank the huge F Sport spindle grille. This grille features a unique gloss black mesh filling that is unlike the non-F Sport IS sedans, but the addition of a splash of chrome around the top of the grille opening reminds you that this is a sporty luxury car.

    Joining that unique front fascia is the striking headlight design that is truly unlike anything else in the segment, with angular LED daytime running lights mounted below the free floating HID projection headlight assemblies. Lexus could have more easily had one large headlight lens that incorporated the headlight and the LED daytime running lights but instead, they went with this split design and the result is a thing of beauty.

    This car looks mad, with the quickly sloping hood line and the high, swooping fenders giving the IS F Sport a poised-to-pounce look. From the side, the Lexus IS F Sport has a very sleek profile, with a long hood area, a gently sloping windshield, a long roof line, a long rear window and a very short trunk lid area creating a very slippery silhouette. While the sides of the car are fairly curvy, the sharply angled side skirts curve upwards in front of the rear wheels and you can see that body line continued behind the wheels…almost flowing up into the edge of the wrap around taillights.

    The rear door glass also has this upwards angle, which works with the lower lines to give this car a fast moving look even when it is sitting still. Out back, the Lexus IS F Sport is almost as sporty as the face, with trunk lid creating a scowling appearance with the top of the new taillights.

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