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The boys n' girls at ToMoCo's super number one best luxe badge have dropped a sneak preview of the IS-F, the nameplate's V8 version of the IS sedan they're hoping will have the power to go head-to-head with the next-generation V8-powered BMW M3. Lexus was planning on a January-to-remember in Detroit, but it now appears they're letting little drips and dribbles through the embargo walls as they see fit. Today's drip from the ToMoCo HQ in Toyota City, Japan — the emission-spewing exhaust pipe. Color us underwhelmed.

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