A fairly new looking Lexus IS F finished in a sultry red was crushed recently in the state of California, allegedly for street racing.

The sad practice has been going on since 2007 when the first impounded car, a modified Honda Civic hatchback, went into the crusher.

It’s not clear whether the car in this latest video was crushed for illegal street racing as most of the others still had their wheels attached.

Other parts such as the Brembo brake calipers also appear to be missing, so perhaps the car has already been stripped for at least some valuable parts.

Hopefully the poor IS F turns out to be an insurance write-off, but even then, this video is pretty harrowing.

You've been warned...

For full details on the latest 2012 Lexus IS F, click here.

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