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Old 01-11-2007, 12:49 AM
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thats the nicest gauge cluster i've ever seen... ever... period!
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I see that Lexus spent WAY more time on this then the IS-Fugly.
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The Lexus designers who designed this should talk to Acura's designers and teach them a thing or two.
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Originally Posted by TheAcAvenger
My friends. Our precious Acura (NSX) has had its arse handed to it.

Performance wise, I'm betting the NSX (or whatever it will be called) > LF-A
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MT mag claims that the new rumor for the LF-A is that plans have changed and instead of a 500HP V10, Lexus will use a 600HP Twin Turbo V8!
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:01 PM
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^^ Acura Supercar. Iit was nice knowing ya.

600 bhp
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I like the LED lights coming off the main headlamps, but its hardly a totally different car than the NSX concept........
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absolutely love it, including the front LEDs. Lexus is going places
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Can't believe Lexus is bolder in design than Acura.
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Originally Posted by TMQ
Can't believe Lexus is bolder in design than Acura.
Believe it.
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Old 01-11-2007, 09:19 PM
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Originally Posted by TMQ
Can't believe Lexus is bolder in design than Acura.
Well it did take them a second time to get it right...
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Originally Posted by Moog-Type-S
^^ Acura Supercar. Iit was nice knowing ya.

600 bhp
Don't rule Acura out just yet
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by gavriil
MT mag claims that the new rumor for the LF-A is that plans have changed and instead of a 500HP V10, Lexus will use a 600HP Twin Turbo V8!

But they announced a V10 in this concept. I seriously doubt they'll be changing it this late in the game. Does Yamaha have any experience with Turbo's? I thought they were behind most of Toyota's 'F' car engine development.
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:23 AM
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Originally Posted by phile
Well it did take them a second time to get it right...
took Acura a 2nd time to get it wrong. Isn't it funny how recently Acurazine has become "tryingtofindanewcartoappreciateZine"?

Acura has lost its flav, or at least the little it had. Just IMO.
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Old 01-12-2007, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by dom
Does Yamaha have any experience with Turbo's? I thought they were behind most of Toyota's 'F' car engine development.

i wonder that too. i know the 4.4 v8 they make for volvo is designed so that a turbo can be added onto it
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Originally Posted by gocubsgo55
took Acura a 2nd time to get it wrong. Isn't it funny how recently Acurazine has become "tryingtofindanewcartoappreciateZine"?

Acura has lost its flav, or at least the little it had. Just IMO.
Most the people that probably came here were with the CL, TSX and TL. They dropped the CL because it didn't sell and they're mid-cycle on the TSX and TL, what do you expect............

Go do comparisons of the TL and its competitors when the 3rd gen came out.
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Originally Posted by gavriil
MT mag claims that the new rumor for the LF-A is that plans have changed and instead of a 500HP V10, Lexus will use a 600HP Twin Turbo V8!
Interesting that the rumour states a V8 TT. I thought the days of the Supra-like engine and emissions issues would deter Lexus from going forced induction. Furthermore, to go from a V10 to a V8 requires a little more engineering than to chop 2 cylinders out of the design.

Well ... since Toyota has a warchest of money to throw at F1 ... they might as well throw a little more into the engine of this future halo car for the brand's sake. I would consider the LF-A to be a 'discount' Aston Martin without the electronic gremlins English 'motorcoaches' are famous for having (ie Jaguar).

And to compare this concept to the future NSX ... too early to tell. People dissed the original NSX for having a V6 with such little HP but it was a quick / tossable car on the track.
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Old 01-14-2007, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by TMQ
Can't believe Lexus is bolder in design than Acura.
they always have been for past 3years. look at acura's design now and its a complete bore across the entire line..the RL is generic last gen toyota inspired, the TSX/TL is generic jap conservative and uninspiring. the mdx/rdx while nice on the inside, is on the outside.
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And to compare this concept to the future NSX ... too early to tell. People dissed the original NSX for having a V6 with such little HP but it was a quick / tossable car on the track.
also a failure to do anything for image even discounting the non-existent sales and left to die for the brand
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by danny25
I'm loving this car the more and more I see it.
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Originally Posted by CleanCL
I'm loving this car the more and more I see it.


I can't wait to see it and the GTR on the roads
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Old 06-20-2007, 02:33 AM
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video of LFA on the track... that is one pretty good sounding exhaust note

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...hotopanel..1.*
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i wonder how much this will cost
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Originally Posted by gilboman
video of LFA on the track... that is one pretty good sounding exhaust note

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...hotopanel..1.*
Definitely a V10
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Old 06-20-2007, 03:28 PM
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Originally Posted by 04EuroAccordTsx
i wonder how much this will cost
Around 150k
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Originally Posted by Moog-Type-S
Around 150k

Can't remember the mag but they claim closer to 200K.
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Originally Posted by dom
Can't remember the mag but they claim closer to 200K.
And people were already yammering about the next gen NSX's supposed 150K+ price tag.
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I dont know if I could spend 200k on a lexus (if I actually had it). I mean for that you could get a lot of other cars just seems overpriced to me.
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For what its worth, July's Car and Driver. Their sources claim close to 200K and a 5L V10 with 520 HP.

Not sure I trust C&D's scoops as they also claim that the next NSX is RWD, not an AWD sports car with a 5.5L V10 with 550 HP. Estimated cost, 170K.
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Nice pics from the 'ring. That Lexus does look very sweet. Now ... will it be good on the track and be driveable on the potholed streets of Anytown, USA? Lexus is supposed to be posh and 'refined' (ie rubbery steering feel but quiet as a library at highway speeds)

I definitely think this car (when it makes production) will be hand built in Japan. At close to US$200k (est) ... it better be!
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Originally Posted by gavriil
MT mag claims that the new rumor for the LF-A is that plans have changed and instead of a 500HP V10, Lexus will use a 600HP Twin Turbo V8!
from what i hear in the vid above, i am def leaning towards a v8 of some sorts. it doesn't sound at all like a v10.
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Lexus LF-A Delayed

Word on the Tokyo auto show floor is that the Lexus LF-A supercar is a no show because it's not fast enough. Lexus wants it to reach 350 kp/h but it'll only touch 330 kp/h. That's 205 mph. Seems fast enough to us, but Lexus wants the LF-A to be faster than all its rivals. To reach the mark, Lexus has put the car back on the drawing board for an aerodynamics redo.
Increasing a cars top-speed from 330kmph to 350kmph is not gonna be an easy job by just altering the aerodynamics. This is going to involve serious body design changes. I think there is more to it than being said.

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Quit making excuses

They saw what Nissan has done with a car they're pricing @ $70,000 and called a quick audible.
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Originally Posted by gocubsgo55
Quit making excuses

They saw what Nissan has done with a car they're pricing @ $70,000 and called a quick audible.
Cynicism aside, that's probably what happened too.

Now what's Acura's excuse for the NSX...
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