The Lexus IS500 (& its Spectacular V8) Sounds Like the Best Value In Sports Sedans Today - One Take

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Published on 10 Sep 2021, 16:58
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The new Lexus IS500 takes the 5.0L V8 that we love from the stunning LC500 coupe and, in traditional hot-rod fashion, puts it in the company’s smallest (rear-drive) car. With 470 HP and the best soundtrack south of a hundred grand, the powertrain is surely to be the envy of all other sport sedans on the market. And with its subtle styling refresh, the IS500 looks nearly identical to its lesser, slower siblings, making for the ultimate sleeper sedan of the year.

Lexus provided the vehicle, insurance, and a tank of fuel for this review. #Lexus #is500 #V8

**NOTE: We had a massive failure from our GoPro 9 Black cameras, resulting in there being less footage from this review than you’ve come to expect from The Smoking Tire. We apologize for this, and have thrown these cameras in the trash, and will never use them again. By the time we discovered the problem it was too late to re-shoot the car. **

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