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5/2/05 10:11 AM
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http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Features/articleId=105484 http://www.topcar.co.za/newsfeed/2005/01/13_Detroit/HighRes/Lexus%20LF-A%20Concept.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v246/tach_limit/lexus_lf-a_concept17s.jpg 2007 Lexus LF-A Gets a Workout on the Nurburgring Date Posted 04-28-2005 The Lexus LF-A concept was first introduced at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show, but as you can see from our exclusive spy video, Toyota is already hard at work track testing production prototypes. Seen here making the rounds at Germany's Nurburgring test track, this early prototype wears much of the same sheet metal as the show car. In concept form, the LF-A measured 5 inches shorter in length than a Porsche 911, yet had a wheelbase that was 9 inches longer. It's low, too, with a roof that comes in an inch and a half lower than the Mercedes-Benz SLR. The exaggerated proportions not only emphasize its performance intent, they serve as yet another iteration of a new styling direction that Lexus calls L-Finesse. At the unveiling of the concept, Chief Operating Officer of Toyota Motor Sales Jim Press noted the LF-A's close connection to Toyota's Formula One program. "Theoretically developed to run in tandem with our efforts in Formula One, the LF-A would probably feature a power and drivetrain system strongly influenced by what's being used in competition at the time." In plain English, that means we should expect a V10 engine, a spec that puts the LF-A in the same league as other notable exotics like the Lamborghini Gallardo and Porsche Carrera GT. Unlike Toyota's Formula One powerplant, however, the LF-A's V10 is expected to displace roughly 5 liters and generate around 500 horsepower. Toyota officials also boasted that a top speed of 200 mph was well within the LF-A's reach. Although already in prototype stage, the final production version of the LF-A isn't expected for some time. Most estimates have Lexus unveiling the high-dollar halo car at the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show, but don't be surprised to see Lexus pull the wraps off even earlier to gain maximum exposure from its long rumored project. With a price expected to top $100,000, the LF-A is one of the most ambitious cars yet from the Japanese automaker, but if its past projects are any indication the LF-A will be a car that other luxury sports car builders won't be able to ignore.
5/2/05 10:17 AM
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Knowing Toyota, they'll probably drop it. Mark
5/2/05 11:00 AM
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I think it's pretty much inked out. They want to throw their hat into the gt1 series so they need a supercar. I see performance similar to the z06 with toyota reliability and craftsmanship. Should be a hell of a car.
5/2/05 11:20 AM
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About 2 years ago, a guy I know at TMS powertrain division said that a 10 cylinder sports car is just a rumor and noone at corporate could confirm this rumor. I was like, "what rumor?" I guess this is the one.
5/3/05 8:16 PM
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Looked a lot like a sc430 with fancy sheetmetal when I looked under it. Sure hope it's lighter than 4200 pounds.
5/4/05 11:39 AM
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should be roughly 3000 pounds from what I've read.
5/17/05 6:01 PM
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They had to do somthing to make up for all those lost years with no supra's! Should be quite a car but very expensive.
6/6/05 2:35 AM
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6/6/05 1:18 PM
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That console/dash is going to squeek like a motherfucker.
6/18/05 2:30 PM
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WOW, that's how I envisioned the interiors of cars would look in 20 years, when I was 8.
11/11/09 11:45 AM
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 Holy ancient thread, Batman!

LMAO at Lexus taking this long to bring this car to market. Unfortunately, the market for $350,000 cars is probably smaller than it was.
11/11/09 12:31 PM
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11/11/09 2:21 PM
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 It would make a decent looking Supra.
11/14/09 1:28 AM
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 Whoops! Didn't know Dieselstation wasn't cool with linking images. Great place for car wallpapers, though.
1/7/10 3:26 AM
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1/7/10 6:23 AM
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saw this on top gear the other night apparently it is $300k pounds.
to give an idea, the ferrari 430 is about $190k pounds.
and the gtr r35 is $50k pounds.
the lexus aint 6x the car that a gtr is thats for sure
2/3/10 11:22 AM
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it's not 6x the car. but it has far more emotion than the GTR. the GTR is the best bang for the buck, but it's too mechanical.

The LFA really is like a halo car
2/3/10 6:16 PM
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 Now if Nissan had made the GTR look like that and cost under $100k they'd be on to something.
2/4/10 2:23 AM
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kinda has the supra outline.
2/5/10 7:27 AM
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nissan kinda fucked up with the GTr. it is the best car for the money but it just doesn't look that nice, esp. from the rear. now this lexus.. it does look like a supercar, but not like an attention grabbing one. It's pure form following function.
2/5/10 11:17 AM
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Am I the only one who likes how the GTR looks?
2/5/10 5:10 PM
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I think it's a nice looking car. very distinctive, but it's nowhere as cool as r34 or r33 IMO.

it's like a total departure from the original skyline.

also.. even though not in the same league, people do compare the various japanese supercars and the GTR looks like crap relative to the LFA.

still.. GTR is awesome. The people's supercar.
2/5/10 9:16 PM
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White347LX - Am I the only one who likes how the GTR looks?

 yes 
2/5/10 10:22 PM
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2/9/10 6:17 PM
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White347LX - Am I the only one who likes how the GTR looks?

 yes 


Yes and no. I dont like how it looks in pictures, but in real life it looks like a brute. I dont know what it is about it, but when i see one in real life its just a menacing looking car. I love it.

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