Spied: Mystery Lexus LS Testing at the Nurburgring

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Spy photographers have just snapped some shots of this possible high-performance version of the Lexus LS.

Our intrepid spy photographers have just sent us new photos of something we didn't expect to see. This is a mystery Lexus LS snapped on the Nurburgring partaking in some test laps. It's very race-looking and according to our sources, sounded very nice as well. But it does look a bit too extreme to be a possible LS-F. Quite honestly, we're not so sure what exactly Lexus has in mind here.

Sources also indicated that it was stationed at the Toyota/Lexus garage at the Nurburgring and it also had Toyota plates, so it's definitely not an aftermarket tuner. Our best guess is that Lexus is planning a high-performance version of their flagship LS that can better compete with the BMW 7-Series and the new Audi S8. The LS comes standard with a 4.6-liter V8 and a 5.0-liter V8 on the hybrid version, neither of which is known for their performance abilities, which may help explain why Lexus is trying to do more with the large sedan.

Interestingly, the big L on the rear window stands for 'Learner,' implying that this mule is for student drivers. We highly doubt that, but it's nice to see Toyota has a sense of humor. Photos: CarPix.

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