Lexus is sick of having people still think that the company is just a German wannabe, and the best way to put that idea to bed is with a performance car big enough for an executive and all of his/her "yes" men.
Although the plans for the GS-F and the LF-A have been delayed, it seems that Toyota’s luxury brand is still planning a high performance "F" version of the LS sedan. The LS-F might even get some serious muscle if it receives the V10 engine from the LF-A (hey, Lexus has got to get its money’s worth somewhere.)
Then again maybe Lexus does know what its doing. A few Lexus executives told Autoblog that the IS-F outsold both the Mercedes-Benz C63 and BMW M3 sedan last month.