Lexus at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed

The stunning new Lexus IS sport saloon has made its Goodwood debut at a preview event for the 2013 Festival of Speed.

This red IS took its place at Goodwood House alongside the glitterati of the motoring world, signalling a significant Lexus presence at this year’s show, which runs from July 12th-14th.

Although the LFA supercar has previously wowed the festival crowds, the 2013 event will see the first official attendance by the brand, and will celebrate the start of IS sales in the UK.

IS will be one of the main attractions in Goodwood’s Moving Motor Show, which takes place on the eve of the festival, July 11th. Visitors will be able to organise short test drives on the day, to be among the first in the country to take the wheel of the new Lexus, and to register interest with their local Lexus Centre.

The new GS executive saloon will also be there, as will the LFA supercar, recently praised by Jeremy Clarkson as “the best car I’ve ever driven”.

The LFA has been a regular festival crowd pleaser in recent years, thanks to Gazoo Racing putting its Nürburgring 24 Hours race car through its paces up Goodwood’s hill course and the team will be back this year fresh from its 2013 campaign.

Also expected to appear on the hill course is the new IS 300h in F Sport trim, demonstrating how Lexus has introduced its sporting spirit to its complete model range.

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