With a '93 Lexus ES300 with a five-speed manual set to become Jalopnik's next all-conquering racecar, we have to wonder what this car was like when new. Clearly, it was the pinnacle of sports sedan design.

I mean, just look at that front wheel hop at the standing start. That just screams of power.

This thing is gonna rip.

Thanks to TestDriveJunkie for the vid!