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Lexus IS, LC and LS Could All Get F variants

In Lexus parlance, the letter F stands for performance. However, pure F models have remained a rare breed within the lineup, only popping up in the luxury automaker’s lineup sporadically.

Lexus looks to be on the verge of changing tack, however. Indeed, Japanese website Best Car reports claims that Toyota's premium brand has three F models in the cards, and that they should be laid on the table this very year.

First, the report claims, we’ll see the return of the IS F, a variant we've seen in the past. Various rumours are floating regarding what it will get under the hood; on the one hand, it could benefit from the automaker’s naturally aspirated 5.0L V8, the same unit that powers the RC F coupe variant, in which it develops 472 hp and 395 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, it could get the Supra's engine, an inline-6 that comes from BMW. This second possibility seems less likely, but we'll see.

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