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If a new collection spy shots at Japanese Car Fans are any indication, the rumored M3-fighting, V8-powered Lexus IS 500 sport coupe — which some say will show up in Detroit — could be a reality. According to JCF, The shots indicate an early prototype disguised as a shortened, Japanese-model Crown Royal. Other telltale details include a quad exhaust — next season's must-have feature — rear deck spoiler, and alloys with low-profile tires. They also offer a spec image (pictured), which provides another vision of a V8-powered compact sport coupe to dance in our heads. Now we'll never get to sleep.

High-Performance Lexus IS 500 Coupe [Japanese Car Fans]

Lexus Prepares V8-Powered IS Concept for Detroit [internal]