It's still a couple hours before Lexus's press event to launch the mondo IS-F, and Automobile's gone and posted the shots and info (guess it helps to have a friend signing the checks). But the vitals on the BMW M3 / Audi RS4 challenger are decent — the 5.0-liter V8 will produce more than 400 hp (still no exact number yet) and 350 lb-ft or torque. But the major bit is the eight-speed tranny lifted from the LS460, with paddle shifters. Official zero-to-60 time is listed as under 4.9 seconds, and brakes are 14.2-inch six pots in the front and 13.6 two pots in the rear (though no word on the rumored Brembo-sourced action.) More to come.
The Lexus IS-F, in Glimpse Mode [internal]