The amped-up ES 350 Touring Special Edition (above) comes in two color options: Stargazer Black, which is unique to a Lexus sedan, and Starfire Pearl. The model is also equipped with 17-inch wheels with Liquid Graphite Finish.
Inside the vehicle, Lexus added some snazzy touches. In addition to a black with Saddle Tan accent leather-trimmed interior with contrast stitching, there are brown walnut wood accents and a wood- and leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift knob, plus the car includes HDD Navigation.
As for the Lexus LS Sport Special Edition, it includes the LS 460 Sport’s unique touches such as the sport exterior trim and grille, sport-tuned air suspension, and leather-trimmed sport steering wheel with paddle shifters, as well as 19-inch forged alloy wheels with Brembo® performance brakes.
This version dresses up the interior nicely with exclusive Black and Topaz Beige leather-trimmed seating, matte dark brown ash burl wood accents, bolstered climate-comfort sport front seats, and the Lexus Navigation System and Comfort Package.
Note that these two special editions are only half the story this fall. Arriving this month is the CT F Sport Special Edition (which Lexus magazine will cover later this month), and making its U.S. debut at the SEMA auto show in early November will be the 2013 GS F Sport.
—BRIAN GILL, MANAGING EDITOR
 Seventeen-inch performance tires are expected to experience greater tire wear than conventional tires. Tire life may be substantially less than 20,000 miles, depending upon driving conditions.
 Availability and accuracy of the information provided by the Navigation System or any SiriusXM services mentioned (if installed) are dependent upon many factors. Use common sense when relying on information provided. Services not available in every city or roadway. Periodic Navigation updates available at additional cost. Please see your Navigation System Owner’s Manual or contact SiriusXM for details.
 Nineteen-inch performance tires are expected to experience greater tire wear than conventional tires. Tire life may be substantially less than 15,000 miles, depending upon driving conditions.
 High-friction brakes are standard equipment for the front brakes only and require periodic inspection and measurement as outlined in the Warranty and Services Guide. The pads and rotors are expected to experience greater wear than conventional brakes. Pad life may be less than 20,000 miles, and brake rotor life may be less than 50,000 miles depending on driving conditions.