Enthusiasts Is The Lexus LFA Worth Remembering?

22:12  29 june  2017
22:12  29 june  2017 Source:   MSN

2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport Coming to New York

  2018 Lexus LS 500 F Sport Coming to New York <p>The F Sport lineup grows</p>In the teaser photo Lexus released today, the performance-oriented model looks pretty much identical to the regular LS, except for the F Sport badging. Although there's not much to notice in the rear, the model should receive a unique grille and racing-inspired interior like other F Sport vehicles in the Lexus lineup. And, of course, it should also feature performance upgrades including a sport-tuned suspension.

The Lexus LFA is an all-new vehicle and is limited to just 500 cars worldwide over a 1-year production run. More than just a product, Lexus created the LFA to make a statement that it can engineer and build highly capable performance cars.

What the hell? This is the kind of extreme cognitive dissonance that comes with driving the Lexus LFA , one of the most unusual, deeply misunderstood and utterly brilliant cars to grace this universe or any other ones in the last 15 years.

  Is The Lexus LFA Worth Remembering? © Lexus

When Lexus debuted the LF-A Concept at the North American International Auto Show back in 2005 it was met with both praise and skepticism. After all, Lexus only made quiet vehicles surrounded by a theater's worth of leather and wood. Their lineup was often criticized for being too bland, too boring, so a sports car adorned with carbon fiber and Alcantara did not sound on-brand, let alone feasible. Two years later, Lexus brought a revised version of the LF-A Concept to Detroit to demonstrate its commitment to performance. Revealed alongside the IS F sports sedan, this second concept was much closer to production and confirmed that Lexus was, in fact, going to build a production model.

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Search pre-owned Lexus LFA listings to find the best local deals. CarGurus analyzes over 6 million cars daily. Add Similar Cars. Nissan GT-R Lexus IS F Chevrolet Corvette.

The Lexus LFA is an ultra-rare, ultra-fast supercar that cost around 0,000 when it was new in 2011 and 2012 -- and yet, nobody talks about it. I've reviewed an LFA to show you what it's like -- and I've given it a DougScore.



That production model, however, has come and gone. With a limited worldwide run of just 500 examples, this supercar is hardly seen in the wild. All 552 horsepower from its 4.8-liter V-10 are rarely put to the pavement, and the Yamaha-tuned exhaust note is seldom heard. Perhaps it is because of its extravagant price that this one-off model has been forgotten. So is the LFA worth remembering? Doug DeMuro borrowed one to find out:

This article was originally published on TheDrive.com

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