Lexus was quiet, but now we know it had a new-ish V8-powered IS in store for us.
The mystery is over. Lexus announced the 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance as the surprise reveal, following a couple of vague teasers talking about a "new era" for the F Sport sub-brand. Indeed, F Sport Performance kicks off a new tier for performance-oriented Lexus vehicles. "F Sport" will be the mild ones, while F Sport Performance cars kick things up a notch. The "F" badge remains a full-blown performance signifier.
You can watch the reveal above as we welcome a V8-powered Lexus IS back into the world. Even though the powertrain isn't new, an old V8 is better than no V8.