Lexus has built a rival that competes with the new BMW m3. The Lexus is also fitted with a V8 just like the m3, produces 400 horsepower from a 5.1 liter engine. It is the world's first eight speed direct sport-shift transmission. The Lexus IS-F produces what it promises, 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds with smoothness provided by the eight speed transmission. The styling is Japanese but with the luxuries of a Lexus.