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 |  May 20 2013, 9:31 AM

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The F Sport variant for the Lexus IS is the Japanese automaker’s way of making the luxury sedan even sportier. So what happens when Toyota Racing Development (TRD) gets its hands on the already amped up car?

The TRD Lexus IS F Sport is probably what the F Sport model should be from the factory. Accenting the already more aggressive body lines, TRD outfits the IS F Sport with subtle front bumper accents, new side skirts, and a rear diffuser to house a dual exhaust in the bumper. 19-inch wheels sporting 15 spokes might not be for everyone, but some would argue they’re more attractive than the factory F Sport offerings.

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Engine performance is unchanged, but suspension can be enhanced with a set of sport springs and dampers that not only lowers the sedan but improves handling thanks to stiffer spring rates. The TRD parts are currently only available in Japan and they’re not cheap with the entire list of TRD’s offerings for the IS F-Sport tallying over $12,000, though everything is available a la carte.

GALLERY: 2014 TRD Lexus IS F Sport

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