Perhaps the most amusing part of Jalopnik’s review of the IS-F, and something I forgot to mention in my post, was their removal of the engine cover, revealing this jumbled up pile:
You can check out more photos of the engine innards at the Jalopnik site.
Another thing I missed, or rather didn’t realize, was that there was a third part to Jalopnik’s review, which included their rating on the IS-F’s individual characteristics, as well as a summary that can only puff up the car’s potential buyers:
I walked into this thing with low expectations. In my head, the notions of Lexus and high performance couldn’t even park next to each other. Color me impressed. A perfect car? No. There’s too much sound insulation.