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    Lexus LF-A revealed

    Someone broke the embargo and released this video showing both exterior and interior. More is coming officialy in a few hours.

    http://www.vimeo.com/7166891


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    I kinda get the: small steering wheel... big car, impression over here.


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     i like the interior.


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    Geeeee.  And Lexus expect to sell this for over 200k? Smiley

    Now we can officially claim that there is a car out there uglier than Panamera .


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    Note to Toyota :

    angry /mean features and shapes  sold as "sporty"  designs  are so " 2001 " , as vehicles like the AM Rapide/DBS , Audi R8, Ferrari 458  , Maserati GranCabrio have brought back the idea  cars can be fleet AND beautifully sleek 

     

    You really missed the design boat on this one

     

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    Specs :

    • 4.8-liter 72-degree V10 putting out 560 hp at 8,700 RPM (that's 116.5 hp/liter) and 354 lb.-ft. of torque at 6,800 RPM
    • Redline: 9,000 RPM
    • Titanium valves, connecting rods, forged aluminum pistons, dry sump lubrication and a titanium exhaust manifold
    • Six-speed sequential gearbox
    • Torsen limited slip differential
    • 3,263 pounds with a 48/52 front-to-rear weight distribution
    • Power-to-weight ratio of 5.8 pounds/hp
    • 65 percent of the body is carbon fiber
    • 20-inch BBS wheels wrapped in 265/35 ZR20 Bridgestone tires in front and 305/30 ZR20 in the rear.
    • 0-62 MPH (100 km/h) in 3.7 seconds
    • Top speed of 201.94 MPH
    • Production limited to 500 units

     

    Price - 325 000 GPB - 375k euro - over 400K USD.

    Gallery - http://www.autoblog.com/gallery/lexus-lf-a-0/

    Car verdict : The chassis is great and the soundtrack superb. But this is not a £325k car. It doesn’t look like one, doesn’t accelerate like one and, whether Lexus likes it or not, it doesn’t have the badge or motorsport/supercar pedigree that many image-conscious supercar buyers demand.


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    I dunno could be kinda nice. The front has F458 elements/ Citroen GT elements. Also looks retarded from the front. Interior is quite nice and specs are pretty cool. I do like the c-pillar stuff, nice lines. Back end left uninspired and without brand image whatsoever. Do like the rear spoiler though! Not going to cry when i won't see it in my local streets for another two years or so.


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    might be a toy to consider at 70k but 400k ? that's ridiculous....


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    At Gallardo pricing I can understand, but this is some double of that?  No way.  It's kinda cool car though, and I love the instrumentation and the interior.  I guess being limited to 500 cars meant that it was always going to be expensive.  Lexus should have made it mass production car and priced it like a R8 V10.  I reckon they would sell truck loads of it if the preview car that journalists have driven is to be believed.


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    Price aside....very nice attention to detail Smiley


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     on the mechanics the car seems to be ok (in paper mind you)  but the aesthetics just dont seem to work. it looks like a car that could've been very good but somehow isn't.


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    How can this car be $400k?! Lexus does not have the pedigree and this car's performance will be roughly equivalent to the F458 or 997GT2.


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    The sound of the car in the video is intoxicating.  Too bad I'd actually have to be intoxicated to buy an LF-A at $375K...yikes.


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    Not my taste at all - and the price makes no sense to me 


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    To what market is this car targeted? I know it is only 500 copies but that price is crazy  Is it possible that this is not the actual price?


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    It's gonna cost how much?!?! It loos like a sub $100k car to me. Reason being... its just a Lexus, people...

    Details and performance is nice though... I guess they are betting that there are 500 people that LOVE lexus that much to part with some serious dough for this one...


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    what the .........

    I can't believe the price tag, its just way too high

    The rear just looks too bad, the interior looks awesome, even the front, although it reminds me a nissan 370Z with huge dimensions

    Ok, the sound is not even funny, it must be one of the best engine sounds out there, parallel to the sound of the Zonda F.....wow


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    Mark Vaugn of Autoweek writes today of his driving impressions of the  LFA at the 'Ring :

    "  The LFA is not as lively to drive at the limit as any of the above mentioned cars, the Ferrari, the Audi R8, the Ford GT, the Porsche 911 and the 911 Turbo, etc. Roll, jounce and rebound are firmly controlled without being harsh. The LFA feels like a shorter, greatly refined and much, much lighter Corvette. Or a lighter, rear-drive GT-R "

     

    $400,000 for the ultimate Corvette !

     

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    I guess we have all latched onto the price. But how many other cars out there is 65% constructed with CF and don't cost these sort of money? None I would guess. So from that perspective perhaps it's understandable?

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    What good is CF construction on its own? Unless it reduces weight compared to its competitors (which it doesn't in this case) then it is mainly for bragging rights. "A much much lighter Corvette" except at 3230 lbs its basically the same weight as the ZO6 (or 997GT2). It is heavier than 997GT3, F458, Mclaren MP... This car seems like a failure already. I will reserve judgment until further reviews emerge/see or drive one in person, but I am not impressed.


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    Lexus did a poor job in managing expectations around what this car would cost.  The first time I read anything that alluded to the $375k price tag was in today's press release.   For that kind of money, I'd pick up a '05 Carrera GT, which have surprisingly still been able to hold most of their value.  I can't see the Lexus LF-A's doing the same though....


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    I lost a lot of money trading a Lexus..

    The price of this car is ridiculous.

    Wouldn't touch it with a bargepole...

     


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    The design is a disaster IMO, just awful. It looks as if they just melted design clues from every sportscar out there together.


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    Smiley 


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    WOW at least it sounds like a 355! And that's a good and refreshing thing IMO.



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