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Lexus Supercar to cost OVER $200,000!!

Post by bluehtchbckdrv on Thu May 22, 2008 6:12 pm




Edmunds Inside Line

PASADENA, California — After three auto show appearances and the occasional spy photo and video from Germany's high-speed Nürburgring test circuit, it's no secret that the Lexus LF-A supercar concept is headed for production. With an estimated 500 horsepower coming from the LF-A's 5.0-liter V10, we didn't expect the Lexus to come cheap, but Inside Line has learned that the car will carry a price tag over $200,000.

Ben Mitchell, corporate product planning manager for Lexus, confirmed that the price of the carbon-fiber supercar "will begin with a two." And another Lexus source in Japan told Inside Line the price may be as high as $225,000.

Shown in both coupe and roadster forms, the LF-A will first launch as a coupe. Roadster versions will be priced even higher. Both body styles are approximately 2 inches shorter and an inch narrower than the 483-hp Ferrari F430, with a similarly sized wheelbase. A 2007 Ferrari F430 Spider costs $211,525.

Although final specifications have not yet been released, Lexus says the LF-A will reach a top speed over 200 mph.

What this means to you: Lexus is gunning for the Italians with the LF-A, and it's not going to cut any corners in its quest to deliver a legitimate supercar. — Kelly Toepke, News Editor

What do you guys think?? Would you pay OVER $200,000 for a Lexus?? Thats Ferrari territory.....waaaaaay over 911 Turbo price range, hell, its priced OVER a Lamborghini Gallardo!! Sure it will be reliable....but I am not sure I would drop that kind of cash for such an unknown
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Post by Ricer on Fri May 23, 2008 11:51 am

1. I hate Lexus.. its a fucking TOYOTA.
2. I hate TOYOTA with a passion...
3. It looks like a 350z in the front...
4. Lexus will never be able to compete with Ferrari or Lamborghin... you can box a piece of shit in 24 karrat gold with a platnium ribbon... but in the end you still only have a piece of shit.

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Post by jonciukas on Fri May 23, 2008 11:58 am

If I'm not mistaken this is a V10 and it sounds awesome.
I saw a clip of this somewhere on a German track the other week and it was seriously outperforming.
If I had the $ I probably would...now where's that new supra...if anything that's the closest lately from them besides the Top Secret V12 supra project cheers
o and don't hate on toyota Sad

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Post by bluehtchbckdrv on Sat May 24, 2008 8:40 pm

Ya it has a V10
But it has been in testing for over a year now....and its all around the Nürburgring. Its great to say it has good lap times around it, but in the real world, that really means very little. In fact, there was a very interesting article that came out last week about how car manufactures are missing the pt by designing cars made just to go around "the ring".

I dont hate on particular brands....If they design a good car, then you have my credit respect.
If you look at Lexus for what it is, its great. Reliable. Luxury (not too far off BMW or MB, but cheaper).Cool New Tech. But a supercar at +$200,000? I just dont see it....

And fyi....MB = poop
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Post by 93cobra670 on Sun May 25, 2008 2:41 am

garbage....

buy a mustang instead lol
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Post by jonciukas on Mon May 26, 2008 2:30 am

93cobra670 wrote:garbage....

buy a mustang instead lol

wonder which one's better handling wise and which of those will last longer Rolling Eyes
but yeah don't think you will run either to 200k or even close for 200 grand+ lol

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Post by bluehtchbckdrv on Mon May 26, 2008 11:24 am

jonciukas wrote:
wonder which one's better handling wise and which of those will last longer Rolling Eyes

hahahahahahahaha....
Some could say this Lexus will last just as long as a dishwasher, washing machine, or any other household appliance though Wink tongue
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Post by 93cobra670 on Mon May 26, 2008 10:58 pm

haha, 15 years and running strong!
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Post by bluehtchbckdrv on Tue May 27, 2008 6:08 pm

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Post by Ricer on Thu May 29, 2008 2:39 pm

Usually spy shots get people excied about cars.

Those failed.

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Post by Pete on Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:11 am

ehh. Too much for a lexus. Who wouldn't buy an F430 instead?

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Post by bluehtchbckdrv on Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:43 pm

Pete wrote:ehh. Too much for a lexus. Who wouldn't buy an F430 instead?

I'm with you.....but f430's are pushing close to the 300 mark new
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