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OFFICIAL Official: Lexus LF-A Supercar (Production Version)

Discussion in 'LF-A / F Performance' started by Giannis, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Monteverdi

    Monteverdi Active Member

    Lexus Wants New Halo Car to Replace LFA

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    The Lexus LFA was unquestionably the most performance-oriented, strictly-limited and advanced car to ever come out of the Japanese company. However, with its run of 500 units recently coming to an end, Lexus is planning to introduce a new halo sports car for the younger generation, but it won’t be a direct replacement to the LFA like previously speculated.
    Rumors dating back just a few months claimed that Lexus was planning an LFA II which would in essence be a car with twice the performance and twice the price of the outgoing model. However, according to Lexus Exectuitve Vice President Kazuo Ohara, such a car is unlikely to eventuate.

    Ohara stated “If we want to build a more emotional brand, then we need a halo car” and although this may not take the form of a new LFA, in the post-LFA era Lexus is said to be generating different ideas to generate youthful excitement and inject some new energy into the brand which usually caters for wealthy business people.
    In order to create such a car, Lexus will give up trying to fight with Audi, BMW and Mercedes and may instead look for more entry-level luxury marques such as Cadillac, Infiniti and Lincoln and the fitment of new exciting cars should fit nicely into such a segment.
    What exactly Ohara means by injecting a more youthful experience into the brand is not fully known, but it’s possible that a new sports car similar to the Toyota GT86 could be in the works.
    With that being said, Toyota and Lexus are in essence the same brand, so some in-house fighting could ensue. Either that, or Lexus will instead create another supercar but instead price it similar to a Corvette.
  2. Soup

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  3. 330CIZHP

    330CIZHP Well-Known Member

    From this thread:

    http://www.germancarforum.com/community/threads/car-and-driver-lightning-lap-2013.47946/




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  4. 330CIZHP

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  5. hoffmeister_fan

    hoffmeister_fan Well-Known Member

    Yea, I know I should be studying but...


    This video will do 2 things...
    1) Answer why this car costs US$375000+
    2) Put a grin on your face. Goodness, I want this car soooo bad. :)
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  6. Soup

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  7. 330CIZHP

    330CIZHP Well-Known Member

    Top Gear Season 19 Teaser:

    Clarkson racing a plane in a Lexus LFA in Nevada dessert (Season 2-hour road trip special: LFA vs Viper SRT-10 vs AM Vanquish)

    http://transmission.blogs.topgear.c...-your-first-glimpse-of-series-19-of-top-gear/




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    Brisbane LFA owner's club videos:

    How do 3 LFAs all launching together sound ? (followed by Mclaren MP4-12C, Aston Martin One-77)





    LFA owner's point-of-view lap video on the track @Lakeside raceway, Brisbane (skip music 2:20 - 5:50) :



    GT3 RS 4.0 and LFA highway:

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  8. Levi68

    Levi68 Banned

    This car is just "phenomenal"!!! The benchmark for any next supercar that is to be built. But other than for Toyota, it will be difficult to get this car for benchmark testing. :LOL:
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  9. 330CIZHP

    330CIZHP Well-Known Member

    Hard to believe this is the same guy who made fun of the LFA 3 years ago calling it "rubbish" and refused to drive it on Top Gear

    Clarkson: The best car I have ever driven

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  10. Levi68

    Levi68 Banned

    Has he bought one? Or will he buy one?
  11. 330CIZHP

    330CIZHP Well-Known Member

    Not sure. Typically, he does not buy exotic cars. He bought a Ford GT a few years ago, but sold it shortly after that. He typically drives cars like BMW E60 M5, SLK 55 AMG, SL550 etc.
  12. hoffmeister_fan

    hoffmeister_fan Well-Known Member

    yeah, we are going to need scans from that article....Soup? :D
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  13. Soup

    Soup Well-Known Member Contributing Member

    ^ I'll see what I can do :whistle:

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    Soup Well-Known Member Contributing Member

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  17. Levi68

    Levi68 Banned

    WOW. Many thanks Soup for uploading this article. Awesome review.

    The magazine cover alone, on which we can only see the LFA, tells what a great car it is.

    I think with this all the haters can shut up:

    "Arguing that the LFA is too expensive is like arguing that, a £100 billion, the Mona Lisa is too expensive." J.C.
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  18. 330CIZHP

    330CIZHP Well-Known Member

    Soup, you are the best!!!! As always. :)
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  19. Levi68

    Levi68 Banned

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