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.

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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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