The V8-powered Lexus IS F went off the market in 2014. The Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance brings the V8 back, making 472 hp and 395 lb-ft. of torque. It builds on the crisp Lexus IS sedan, adding quad exhaust, 19″ Enkei sport wheels, adaptive suspension, a Torsen limited-slip diff, upgraded brake cooling, and more.
Limited to just 100 units, this blacked-out edition of the Lexus LC 500 gets a carbon fiber roof, a carbon fiber rear spoiler, 21-inch black forged wheels, and a beautifully understated black and tan interior. In addition to its 471 hp V8, this model has a Torsen limited-slip differential and a rear performance rod for enhanced handling.
After showing off in concept form, the V8-powered Wrangler is going into production. Packing a 6.4L HEMI engine that makes 470 hp and 470 lb-ft. of torque, the 4×4 can zoom from 0-to-60 in just 4.5 sec. yet is still as off-road capable as other Rubicons, with a 2-inch factory lift, FOX shocks, and 33″ tires on 17″ beadlock-capable rims.
Dodge continues to cram its Hellcat V8 into more vehicles, this time bestowing the three-row Durango SUV with the 6.2-liter supercharged engine, making 710 hp and 645 lb-ft. of torque. It can launch from 0-to-60 in just 3.5 sec., and do a 1/4-mile in 11.5 sec on its way to a 180 mph top speed. Oh, and it can tow 8,700 pounds.