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Old 10-20-2009, 06:43 PM   #1
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Lexus LF-A: Yay or Nay?

Here's the spec sheet thus far (courtesy of autoblog):
  • 4.8-liter 72-degree V10 putting out 560 ps (552 hp) at 8,700 RPM (that's 115 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 5.9 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
  • $375,000


Style wise, its the most interesting design out of Toyota in a while (though that isn't saying much). I also think they should have gone with a larger engine. Too small of a torque peak at too high of an rpm. That will definitely hurt its midrange acceleration, heck it hurts its low end acceleration too. 10% more power than a Z06 and no faster to 60 mph.
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:44 PM   #2
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how much $$$$ ??
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:46 PM   #3
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how much $$$$ ??
estimates put it at around $200,000
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:47 PM   #4
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how much is a well-equipped Z06?
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:50 PM   #5
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:52 PM   #6
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how much is a well-equipped Z06?
No such thing as a 'well equipped' Corvette ... but a loaded Z06 is $87,435 including destination. That price also includes chrome wheels, 2 vehicle covers, and 1 set of pedal covers, among other more useful items.
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:53 PM   #7
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Looks like the offspring of a 370Z and a GTR...... Not my cup of tea

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Old 10-20-2009, 06:53 PM   #8
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well then it seems that i would get the Z06 and use the extra $$$ to pump it full of mods

plus i like the style of the Corvette better, although that lexus isn't bad, but i am partial to the Vettes...
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Old 10-20-2009, 06:58 PM   #9
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I like it. If I had to buy a foreign car it would be a Lexus and this would be it.


Ok............ the price tag is a bit out of my range............... Ok......... a LOT out of my range but it looks great and I have no doubt it would perform great. Bonnies IS350 impressed the hell out of me.
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"560 hp at 8,700 RPM (that's 116.5 hp/liter) and 354 lb.-ft. of torque at 6,800 RPM"

the only thing i would want making peak power at those rpm's would be a motorcycle.
No thank you, in that price range I would take a ZR1 'vette. Or something better looking like a V8 Vantage
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Old 10-20-2009, 07:09 PM   #11
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ZR1. Better performance. Save some money too.
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I like it.

but too much money for not enough performance.
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