From Lust to Love, an Age-Old Story of Automotive Romance

I'm a married man, in love with his wife. Before I was in love with her, though, I was in lust. That love-at-first-sight mumbo jumbo is a farce — it was the initial physical attraction that prompted the first date, which led to love, marriage, and a baby in a baby carriage. This formula is not exclusive to human romance, though — lust can lead to love when it comes to cars too.

Lexus' new F Line is a lusty pack of automobilia, elevating the sleek, streamlined speed of the traditional performance car to the level of fine art. Thirty years ago you had to put up with all the quirky nuances of your performance car — it gave you power, but at the expense of comfort, practicality, and sometimes reliability. But with performance cars the caliber of the Lexus F Line, you get breathtaking acceleration, impressive handing, and lusty body lines. The staggered rear wheels and available carbon fiber accents on the RC F; the energizing surge of horsepower on the GS F SPORT; the cross-drilled Brembo brakes peeking out from behind the BBS wheels of the IS F SPORT — all lust-inducing assets to any performance vehicle enthusiast.

The experience of buying a performance car differs completely from the experience one has buying a run-of-the-mill commuter. In fact, you don't merely buy a performance car: you have to court it first. It starts when you notice your attraction: you're drawn to the lines of the body and the stance of the performance suspension. You see it there in the showroom and it makes your heart rate surge, until you have no choice but to do something about it. You steel your courage (because you know there's no coming back from this) and take it for a test drive. After this it's over with, you're hooked.

The Lexus performance stable is now complete with the introduction of the RC F. It completes the triumvirate by fitting perfectly between the well-known IS F SPORT sedan and the astoundingly powerful GS F SPORT. Whatever your level of lust, Lexus has you covered.

For more information about how to turn that Lexus F Performance line lust into true love, head here.

Matthew Davis graduated from BYU-Idaho in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in communication and a minor in automotive technology. His two sons are named after cars. He works for NAPA Auto Parts as a District Sales Manager.

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