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Old 21st October 2009, 09:30   #1
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Default New Lexus LFA revealed: 4.8 V10, 550 bhp, 0-100 in < 4 sec

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Lexus LF-A: Production Version of V10 Supercar Uncovered in Photos and Video [GALLERY UPDATED] - Carscoop
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Nice looking car.Love the sideview.But personally i think the white colour doesnt suit it
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The front end looks similar to the Nissan 350Z.
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Old 21st October 2009, 09:54   #4
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First Drive report on: 2010 Lexus LF-A First Drive and Video

Vehicle Specifications from the same website
  • Make Lexus
  • Model LF-A
  • Model year 2010
  • Base MSRP $534,000 (European delivery)
  • As-tested MSRP $250,000 in U.S. (estimated)
  • Drive type Front-engine, rear-wheel drive
  • Transmission type Six-speed single-clutch automated manual
  • Engine type Longitudinally mounted V10 with dry sump oiling, titanium exhaust manifold
  • Displacement (cc/cu-in) 4,805cc (293 cu-in)
  • Block/head material Aluminum/aluminum
  • Valve train DOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable valve timing, titanium valves
  • Redline (rpm) 9,000
  • Horsepower (hp @ rpm)552 @ 6,800
  • Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)354 @ 6,800
  • Brakes, front Carbon-ceramic vented discs with six-piston aluminum calipers Brakes, rear Carbon-ceramic vented discs with four-piston aluminum calipers
  • Steering type Rack-and-pinion power steering
  • Suspension, front Independent, coil springs, double wishbone, stabilizer bar Suspension, rear Independent, multilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
  • Tire size, front 265/35ZR20
  • Tire size, rear305/30ZR20
  • Tire brand Bridgestone
  • Tire type High-performance asymmetrical summer
  • Wheel size 20-inches front -- 20-inches rear (BBS)
  • Wheel material Painted aluminum
  • Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,263
  • Weight distribution, F/R (%)48% Front/52%Rear
  • Fuel type Premium unleaded (required)
  • Performance 0 - 60 (sec.)3.7 (mfr claim)
  • Specifications
  • Length (in.)175.6
  • Width (in.)74.6
  • Height (in.)48
  • Wheelbase (in.)102.3
  • Safety Information
  • Front airbags Standard
  • Side airbags Standard
  • dual front Head airbags Standard
  • Anti lock brakes 4-wheel ABS
  • Traction control Standard
  • Stability control Standard
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system
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god! I hate the looks..... its ugly! Give me a GT-R anyday!

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Old 21st October 2009, 11:31   #6
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The engine is to die for....552bhp@8700!!!! Wow.

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the cars looks like an angry beast from the front angle.
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Old 21st October 2009, 12:35   #8
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This car is a cross between nissan's 350z, Aston Vantage, the old supra, and not to forget heavy cues of the GTR as well. They are loosing the plot and fast, 20 years from now and Toyota won't be what it was/is it will more like GM etc I rekon this is like the cycle of life! The koreans seem to show direction of individual thinking these days not out right if you analise it carefully.

What ever happened to automobile designs being unique!?

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It looks stunning in white. But it isnt the prettiest of cars around. And while I admire the GT-R for the car it is, it is freaking ugly! This is waaay better looking!
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A fantastic car.It looks like it has all it takes to become another Oriental legend.Like the Godzilla,Acura NSX and the GT-R.

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The front end looks similar to the Nissan 350Z.
No way! The front looks like a souped-up Supra!
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0-100 in 4 secs, man that's a blur in no time; does it mean it does it in 2nd gear?
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9000 rpm for a 4.8 Litre V10 Toyota engine... nah... the engine is developed by Yamaha!
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Base MSRP $534,000 (European delivery)
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As-tested MSRP $250,000 in U.S. (estimated)
Have they gone nuts? Even established German luxury brands have a tough time competing with the exotics at this price range. This is Ferrari, Lamborghini and Porsche territory! It really isn't about performance as much as it is about badge snobbery / style / exclusivity in the $200,000+ stratosphere. I have a feeling this car will go the Honda NSX way (small group of followers, but no real impact on the market and eventually discontinued).

I wish Toyota would instead do a modern day Supra that takes on the GT-R (in price & performance).

P.S. : 100 bucks says the exhaust note won't be anywhere as exotic as the Italians either.
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P.S. : 100 bucks says the exhaust note won't be anywhere as exotic as the Italians either.
Dittooo! Its not hand crafted and cast in sand dyes!
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This car will do wonders, And I think there is an error with the price. As far as I know it will be close to 100K USD +/- a bit.

But believe me it will change what the world including me think of Lexus!

P.S On another note if the price is seriously above 200k+ USD, then I honestly dont know what will happen to this car, eitherways look forward to the reviews!

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