We love odd-duck cars. Not just because they’re unique pieces of the automotive landscape though, they also have to be good at something. The Mazda2 is a sub-compact machine that happens to enjoy being treated very badly. The Fiat 500 Abarth drives like a school bus, but sounds like Darth Vader singing smooth jazz. Just like these and other odd ducks, the 2012 Lexus IS-F is a luxury four door from Lexus, which doesn’t sound very exciting until you realize there’s a 416-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine under the hood.
Is that enough of a reason for us to love it though?
[Disclaimer: Lexus gave us the keys to the 2012 IS-F and included a tank of gas. We apologize for shortening the life of the rubber a little bit.]
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