The 2022 Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance is the wildest sports sedan in the model's line-up

we'll have to thank the V8 engine under its hood, sending power solely to

the rear wheels. This makes it a compact luxury sedan that's slightly distempered.

However, it's one that won't mind seating its passengers in comfort at the same time.

Turbo-hissing haters can rejoice, because the Lexus IS 500 F Sport gets

the same naturally-aspirated V8 from the LC 500 and RS F coupes, pushing out 472hp.

The IS 500 also features sported-tuned suspension by Lexus, bigger brakes

a Torsen limited-slip differential and 19-inch Enkei wheels wrapped with performance tires to further improve the car's performance.

 the whole world of automakers downsizing, the compact Lexus literally stands out with

its firecracker under the hood, and what's more, it sounds better than the sound system inside the car.

However, the exhausts may sound great, but when it comes to performance, compared to cars like the BMW M3 and Audi RS5, it does fall slightly short

The IS 500 F Sport Performance can accelerate from 0-60mph in about 4.9 seconds. It's still not as quick as the Germans.

The IS 500 may not be as quick, but its adaptive suspension make it a talented and confident car around bends

the IS F Sport's cabin is made of some of the best materials - perhaps to a large extent, even better than what the Germans have to offer.