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Old 01-30-2005, 01:37 AM
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On Car and Driver, they say that'll be the Supra replacement.
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I would have no problem driving that. Awesome, awesome car.
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Old 02-11-2005, 07:31 PM
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wow it looks a LOT shorter than i thought it would....

i thought it would be long and sexy like the vette

anyone got the dimensions on this car compared to the vette?
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Originally Posted by stangg172004
Look at what i found, can anyone tell me what this is?

it might be the Volta??
http://www.seriouswheels.com/top-200...ta-Concept.htm

another toyota concept car.. toyota has wayyy too much concepts out there right now.


this is the pic of the "next" supra version of the prius.. supposed to run on 300HP electric engine.. AGGGHH
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More pics here. I wonder what those fans in the back are for?

http://www.hipertekspeed.com/blogs/19oct05.htm



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Old 10-23-2005, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by gilboman
manuals dont belong in exotics or high performance cars just look at ferrari, bimmer, MB high performance models.
Have also a look at the Carrera GT, Ford GT, C6 Z06, etc. Any car company that isn't offering its sports car buyers the option between stick and DSG (or similar) is losing business. Doesn't mean it makes sense for them to offer both, but still. To each, his own.
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More pics here. I wonder what those fans in the back are for?
It helps it propel through shallow waters. Toyota's intent on putting everybody out of business, even the boat makers.
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Old 10-23-2005, 10:52 PM
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I like the overall silhouette, but the details don't do much for the car.
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Old 10-23-2005, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by eidji

What's with the little enterprise-like symbol in the bottom of the instrument cluster? the car would make me feel like i'm in an episode of startrek or something.

oh, n/m, it says "circuit mode" so i'm making a wild guess that's a track map? still quite bizarre.

overall like the dash/instruments/wheel/console. not too shabby at all.
that track looks like the Tokyo Speedway...!!
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Originally Posted by phile
It helps it propel through shallow waters. Toyota's intent on putting everybody out of business, even the boat makers.
Hehehe...
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Originally Posted by phile
It helps it propel through shallow waters. Toyota's intent on putting everybody out of business, even the boat makers.
if that was the case, they would need to higher the exhaust like the real hummer.

Seriously.. Here is what its for:

The most striking aspect to the LF-As design is its confident, sheer yet fluid surfaces. In particular the way the cars shoulder surface splits to twist inwards and down into an air vent rearward of the door, and twists outward and back over the air vent to then flow into the rear deck. With air out-letting (with fan assist) through large grilles just below rear lamps that bleed across the upper fender surface, the car works best from the rear three quarter the frontal aspect being a little pinched and complex.



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As suspected by many Lexus fans, the LF-A concept car will "definitely" see production, according to Road and Track magazine. However, the report says the production car will look "significantly" different from the LF-A. Show right is an artist's rendering from the magazine of how the car will possibly look, based on feedback from insiders. For a larger version at the image, you'll have to pick up the magazine. See also: a detailed look at the Lexus LF-A concept and spy shots of a production prototype in testing. Recent rumors have suggested the Lexus supercar may be the successor to the Toyota Supra. The LF-A is expected to go head-to-head with the 2007 Infiniti GT-R.
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:56 PM
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the steering wheel looks like a fuckin purse
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How is it even going to compete with the GT-R if it offers no stick shift...and I'll shit my pants if it does.
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How is it even going to compete with the GT-R if it offers no stick shift...and I'll shit my pants if it does.
Simple, it won't... even hold a candle to the GT-R. And I'm with you on the stick notion. Funny, how things have changed in recent years. Just a few years ago, Lexus would have never felt compelled to respond to, let alone introduce a head to head competitor with the Infiniti.
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Originally Posted by SanJoseRoller
the steering wheel looks like a fuckin purse
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Old 03-03-2006, 12:24 AM
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Next-NSX fighter?
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cant be an nsx fighter if there's no more nsx
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Old 03-04-2006, 08:44 PM
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The last image posted by road and track.........

looks like the Mazel Identity at the Geneva show. So is Mazel owned by toyota i wonder...kinda like Holden and GM?????????????
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cant be an nsx fighter if there's no more nsx
I meant that it will be the fighter of the next-NSX
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Old 03-04-2006, 11:26 PM
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I like it in general but think the 100K+ price tag may be a little rareified for Lexus considering it has ZERO sports car clout. Don't care what Gilbo says without a three pedal car in the mix it will be dismissed.

Even if this thing is extremely fast and capable I wonder if Japan can compete in this market. I think brand equity means soooo much here, something Acura learned with the NSX, it beat the poop out of the flawed 348 but never sold well enough to develop the chassis and 355, 360 and now 430 appeared and beat up on it to the point after the first 355 flogging it almost never was even mentioned anymore. My question would be say someone has $110k to spend on a sports car and this hits and beats the GT3 in hard numbers, how many will choose the Lexus over the Porsche. To high dollar sports car buyers image and history mean a lot when it comes time to plunk down the money, Lexus has very little racing cred and zero sports car cred, at least Honda has F1 credibility (thus far as an engine builder) though not much fendered car cred outside Asia and has produced a solid sports car despite letting it stagnate. I have to agree with Sam Mitani that Japan can not build an exotic.
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Old 03-05-2006, 01:37 AM
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Originally Posted by ilitig8
I like it in general but think the 100K+ price tag may be a little rareified for Lexus considering it has ZERO sports car clout. Don't care what Gilbo says without a three pedal car in the mix it will be dismissed.

Even if this thing is extremely fast and capable I wonder if Japan can compete in this market. I think brand equity means soooo much here, something Acura learned with the NSX, it beat the poop out of the flawed 348 but never sold well enough to develop the chassis and 355, 360 and now 430 appeared and beat up on it to the point after the first 355 flogging it almost never was even mentioned anymore. My question would be say someone has $110k to spend on a sports car and this hits and beats the GT3 in hard numbers, how many will choose the Lexus over the Porsche. To high dollar sports car buyers image and history mean a lot when it comes time to plunk down the money, Lexus has very little racing cred and zero sports car cred, at least Honda has F1 credibility (thus far as an engine builder) though not much fendered car cred outside Asia and has produced a solid sports car despite letting it stagnate. I have to agree with Sam Mitani that Japan can not build an exotic.
Again we agree.

BUT....something in the back of my mind thinks that Lexus has the ability to pull something amazing out of their ass.

If not...then they are just competeing with the SL55...

Lexus does not have race car cred...but toyota does...

I truly hope Lexus surprises and owns us all...but at the same time...who knows.
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Originally Posted by The Sarlacc
Again we agree.

BUT....something in the back of my mind thinks that Lexus has the ability to pull something amazing out of their ass.

If not...then they are just competeing with the SL55...

Lexus does not have race car cred...but toyota does...

I truly hope Lexus surprises and owns us all...but at the same time...who knows.
Just so you don't misunderstand, I am sure it will be incredible on paper and in raw tests (I doubt it will be incredible in the hand so to speak) BUT it takes cred to sell an exotic. Just look at MB's and Porsche's jump up the ladder (I see an anology here) into the supercar arena. Ferrari builds the Enzo and sells them all before plebians like us know they exist (and could have sold 5 times as many, every owner needing Maranello's approval and selling for 6 figures over list) and MB and Porsche (freakin' Porsche) build their supercars priced over 200K less, pretty much match the Enzo on paper and raw tests and sales of neither are what is expected nor were the transaction costs. Heck you could have bought and Enzo kept it for a year sold it put the money you spent on it back in your wallet and bought a new CGT, Cayenne TT and an S600 with your PROFIT, that my friend is value not even the NSX achieved!!! Real exotic BUYERS, not just poser/lovers, don't care about reliability, fit and finish measured with micrometers or cost of ownership, they buy with their heart not their head (after all a practical exotic is near an oxy-moron). I think Lexus and Acura need to follow the Infiniti lead, build a sub-exotic 911 fighter priced below the C2 and make it GREAT. Show you have chops in that arena then work your way up.
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For 100k+, I'm buying a 355. That is all.
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For 100k+, I'm buying a 355. That is all.
hope you know how to wrench...

if you plan on driving it at all, that is.
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http://www.leftlanenews.com/2006/03/...o-cost-170000/

Production 2008/2009 Lexus LF-A to cost $170,000

Toyota will put its stunning LF-A supercar concept into production in late 2008, according to a report from Tokyo cited by Edmunds. The car is expected to include a front-mounted V10 engine with over 500 horsepower. The car will sell for $170,000 and will underscore Toyota's new F1 connection. The car will go head-to-head with the 2008/2009 Acura NSX, the report says. Recently, we cited a Road and Track report that confirmed Lexus had approved the supercar project.
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$170k?!?

Are they out of their fucking minds!
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$170k?!?

Are they out of their fucking minds!
what..you expect 70k for a 500+hp car
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Originally Posted by gilboman
what..you expect 70k for a 500+hp car
It's just a Lexus not a Ferrari, Bentley etc. I'd expect it around $100K and that's push it.
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Also the CL65 has a Twin turbo V12 604HP and it didn't sell well at around $179K and it's a Mercedes, what makes you think Lexus can do better?
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because the CL65 is bloated and doesnt have exotic neck-breaking supercar looks. although i do like it very much.
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Originally Posted by Infamous425
because the CL65 is bloated and doesnt have exotic neck-breaking supercar looks. although i do like it very much.
While I agree the CL65 isn't exotic looking it looks very classy coupled with a timeless design. This Lexus concept is just plain ugly, it only looks kind of good from the back.
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for that much money i would look to a F430 first...
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Originally Posted by DownUnder
It's just a Lexus not a Ferrari, Bentley etc. I'd expect it around $100K and that's push it.
if acura has been peddling a 12 yr old 280hp V6 for for 90k.

why would a brand new 500hp V10 be lexus be sold for anywhere near that?
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for that much money i would look to a F430 first...
without even seeing which is the better car
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Originally Posted by gilboman
if acura has been peddling a 12 yr old 280hp V6 for for 90k.

why would a brand new 500hp V10 be lexus be sold for anywhere near that?
Let's put it this why would a 500+HP V10 Lexus coupe sell for $70K more then an 500HP V10 M6, M5? Or $50K more then the 997/911 twin turbo Porsche. Which are proven brand names with racing history and prestige Lexus could only dream of.
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