• Oct 13, 2005

OK. No more beating around the bushes. It's official. ToMoCo has confirmed those 500+ horses in the Lexus LF-A supercar will come from a V10. When the concept debuted in January's Detroit show, Lexus was very secretive about what type of engine will power the 200+ mph supercar, only going as far as saying it will be an engine "with fewer than 5.0 liters". Now, 10 months later, Lexus confirmed that the LF-A will be powered by a front-mounted V10 and will be rear-drive. It's likely Honda's announcement of its V10 powered next-gen NSX influenced Toyota's decision to green-light the V10 for the LF-A, or perhaps it was due to Nissan's 2007 GT-R plans…who cares, just let the Japanese supercar war begin.



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      • 9 Years Ago
      Even though Lexus doesn't have a sports car heritage they still have an excellent reputation among the whole car community. As long as its fast, looks good, and priced reasonably I don't see why it wouldn't sell. Pedigree or not
      • 9 Years Ago
      The front end needs work, looks like a Saturn, from the side, great, how about the rear?
      • 9 Years Ago
      Why hasn't anyone said that this could perhaps open the doors for the next generation Toyota Supra? Jesophat Hesophat is signing out.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Its good to see the Japanese companies coming back in the supercar market, hopefully they will be reasonably priced, although this car looks like it could cost a pretty penny. I really do miss the rivalry between the old Toyota Supra, Mazda Rx7, Acura Nsx, Nissan 300ZX, and Mitsubishi 3000GT Vr4. All were great cars from a great era in which the imports showed everyone they could make high performance cars.
      • 9 Years Ago
      This should be the replacement for the next Supra... Toyota would be dumb not to use the reputation that name carries. With that said tho, now a days, you never know what the automakers are going to do, and it doesnt necessarily make logical sense :) I'm looking forward to more concrete information about this car as well as the expected price. I think something in the $75k range would put it competitive with its domestic competition (Viper, Z06, etc) Anything above that, and its not going to sell in the unit range that I think Toyota/Lexus will expect.
      • 9 Years Ago
      From the side shot that is HOT!!! Very italian looking. But what in the hell did they do with the front end? Ugh.
      • 9 Years Ago
      No thanks. For that money, it's Porsche for me.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Oh good...a V10. Now maybe they can fix that cross-eyed lookin' nose. I'm not holding my breath, though...
      • 9 Years Ago
      Just because it has a V10 doesn't mean it gets 8 mpg like the Excursion. That's the difference.
      • 9 Years Ago
      looks like a stretched out Z
      • 9 Years Ago
      how many excursions do you see. not many. thats why ford is dropping it from the line.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I don't think this car will be successful if it is priced like the NSX, which sold poorly. Lexus isn't perceived as a performance brand and people that buy Lexuses are more interested in luxury than performance. BMW's M division and AMG, even before Mercedes aquired them, have been cranking out performance cars for a long time and both companies have proven themselves on the racetrack. Lexus hasn't and I think the car won't do well because of their image.
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