Lexus has just unveiled the IS-F, its “high-performance sedan — set to go head-to-head with BMW’s M3 and Audi’s RS4.” This vehicle comes equipped with a “5.0L V8 engine developing in excess of 400hp and 350 lb-ft of torque.” More pictures after the jump.

The drivetrain shares the eight-speed transmission from the LS sedan but comes with wheel-mounted paddle shifters that Lexus claims can change gears in a tenth of a second. Suspension upgrades sees the car ride almost an inch lower than the regular IS, while aluminum trim, a quad exhaust outlet and racing bucket-style seats allude to the car’s true potential

[via Motorauthority]