DETROIT – The Lexus IS-F officially establishes the F series for Toyota Motor Corp.’s luxury brand, with more vehicles to come. The “F” is an internal engineering code that harkens back to the initial Lexus brand when it was created 20 years ago, known as “Circle-F.” First out of the chute is the IS-F, with a 5L DOHC V-8 expected to produce more than 400 hp and 350 lb.-ft. (474 Nm) of torque. It is slated to begin production late this year, for sale in January 2008 as an ’08 model, ...

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