I think power numbers are kind of irrelevant since it won't be quicker than those cars. You buy this because you feel romantic about how a V8 Lexus compact sedan looks, feels and sounds, and are confident that it will be easy and rewarding to own.$60K is a deal. 475hp?!? That is firmly above the S audis, M-performance BMW's, and sub-level AMG's which all produce in the realm of 375-400. It's slightly less than what the new M3/4 puts out, and RS/AMG cars, but those are $90K competitors.