• Mar 7, 2006

Swooned when Lexus debuted its LF-A supercar as a concept in Detroit last year? So did Toyota, apparently. The Formula One-inspired supercar, capable of topping out at 200 mph, has evidently received the golden stamp of approval from Toyota, putting its release around fall of 2008. With the Acura NSX set to debut in 2009 with a V10, it's likely we'll see something close to the front-mounted 5.0L V10 seen sitting in the concept, despite F1's move to V8s.

The sticker shock shouldn't be too bad either at around $170K, at least when compared to cars exhibiting similar performance envelopes.

[Source: Edmunds Inside Line]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      So let's see... no MR2, no Supra. Toyota doesn't make anything I want to buy. How about a light, cheap, RWD car to compete with MX-5s, RX-8s, 350Zs, etc?

      Lexus IS--no manual with the hotter motor? Great plan.

      That leaves us with... the $100k+ supercar.

      Someone tell Toyota that a halo model doesn't work if there's nothing below it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Looks like Toyota thinks the scion tC is supposed to compete against cars
      Big Al
      • 8 Years Ago
      You guys favoring American cars just don't get it. A corvette isn't a true sports car and a mustang (that a college kid can afford) sure isn't either. I own a Porsche and am in the market for a Ferrari. Now those are sports cars!!!!!!! And as the old saying goes - if you have to ask the price you can't afford it so PLEASE don't give me the line about how your car is cheaper. That isn't the issue. Give me a $450,000 Porsche GT or a $700,000 Enzo ANY DAY!
      Arnie
      • 8 Years Ago
      Big Al sounds like a Big As*! Not sure what his defintion of a sports car is but the Vette is one beautiful well handling machine for one hell of a great price. The Ferrari is a beautiful car but quite simply nothing more than a rich man's toy and show off symbol...not that I would not buy one if I had the substantial resources to do so but it is far from an obsession. If it makes up for any testosterone shortage you have and you have the money then go for it...you might even get lucky and get a decent looking chick to go for a ride with you too...lol! I do agree with the comment about Toyota seeming to lose touch with certain segments of the consumer market BTW I have a 2004 Solara and love it.
      They dropped their Celica GT line which was a pretty slick looking vehicle but they discovered they couldn't compete with the price performance of a Mustand in that niche so they cut their losses and moved on to the Scion TC....not impressed at all with the priceperformancevalue and yes it seems their hot commodity the Prius has a 1 year waiting list...my guess is they are trying to appeal to the you can't have it now so let's see how long you will wait. Anyway, I have blown enough steam out but basically couldn't sit back and watch the Vette getting pot shots taken at it by some arrogant know it all schmuck!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Folks...... its a toyota.......... evrytime I see a Lexus I ask them how they like their Toyota......... you would not believe how money people do not know that they are a Toyota
      Big Al
      • 8 Years Ago
      "Who cares? Aren't people that can afford this kind of car embarrassed, when the price of this car could build temporary homes for 5 homeless families in the Hurricane Katrina area??? (Katrina homes are being built for $30K, shown at the Florida builders show)

      Society has not rewarded the brains of society with large sums of money,(Brain surgeons or Scientists) but people that run with a ball...or pretend for a living."

      FYI, the average brain surgeon makes between 500,000 and a million a year. Some scientists make fortunes (Jerry Buss bought the Lakers with proceeds from his science career (he is DR BUSS for a PHD, not MD) and many business executives (including myself) make very comfortable incomes. Society rewards accomplishment and pays based on supply and demand - like every capitalist society. No one is saying an athlete or actor is more important to society than a teacher or fireman but when is the last time 80,000 people paid to see a teacher teach or a fireman was in a movie that grossed 100 million! THAT is why those people make what they do so don't start with the liberal value judgements!
      jba5
      • 8 Years Ago
      "You guys favoring American cars just don't get it. A corvette isn't a true sports car and a mustang (that a college kid can afford) sure isn't either. I own a Porsche and am in the market for a Ferrari. Now those are sports cars!!!!!!! And as the old saying goes - if you have to ask the price you can't afford it so PLEASE don't give me the line about how your car is cheaper. That isn't the issue. Give me a $450,000 Porsche GT or a $700,000 Enzo ANY DAY!"

      ok, i have a hard time believing you have any mopney at all too because what everyone is talking about is the best perofrmance for the best price, i mean i could go out and buy a rolls, but just cause it cost more than 4 times a corvette doesnt mean its faster. i realize the cars you named have great performance, but what i'm getting at is that no body cares how much money you have, i guarantee you i have more, but i'm not a moron that just goes out and buys a really expensive car just because its expensive. and how do you expect a college kid to afford the GT500? which is expected to be at least $40-45,000?

      and to this guy: "I'd agree with the Corvette comments, but even though i'm not a Toyota fan, i'd rather go with a company that is not Billions of dollars in DEBT,like maybe say, GM. 10,000 HP corvettes for under $50,000 won't save GM now!!! Toyota has the money and can build what ever they want, lame or not!"

      and so your going to go out and buy a lame car??? regardless of how much in debt GM is and how much Toyota is flourishing, there is no way in hell i would buy the LF-A

      and this has what to do with the discussion? nobody is debating which company
      jba5
      • 8 Years Ago
      "You guys favoring American cars just don't get it. A corvette isn't a true sports car and a mustang (that a college kid can afford) sure isn't either. I own a Porsche and am in the market for a Ferrari. Now those are sports cars!!!!!!! And as the old saying goes - if you have to ask the price you can't afford it so PLEASE don't give me the line about how your car is cheaper. That isn't the issue. Give me a $450,000 Porsche GT or a $700,000 Enzo ANY DAY!"

      ok, i have a hard time believing you have any mopney at all too because what everyone is talking about is the best perofrmance for the best price, i mean i could go out and buy a rolls, but just cause it cost more than 4 times a corvette doesnt mean its faster. i realize the cars you named have great performance, but what i'm getting at is that no body cares how much money you have, i guarantee you i have more, but i'm not a moron that just goes out and buys a really expensive car just because its expensive. and how do you expect a college kid to afford the GT500? which is expected to be at least $40-45,000?

      and to this guy: "I'd agree with the Corvette comments, but even though i'm not a Toyota fan, i'd rather go with a company that is not Billions of dollars in DEBT,like maybe say, GM. 10,000 HP corvettes for under $50,000 won't save GM now!!! Toyota has the money and can build what ever they want, lame or not!"

      and so your going to go out and buy a lame car??? regardless of how much in debt GM is and how much Toyota is flourishing, there is no way in hell i would buy the LF-A

      and this has what to do with the discussion? nobody is debating which company
      Pat Roberts
      • 8 Years Ago
      Who cares? Aren't people that can afford this kind of car embarrassed, when the price of this car could build temporary homes for 5 homeless families in the Hurricane Katrina area??? (Katrina homes are being built for $30K, shown at the Florida builders show)

      Society has not rewarded the brains of society with large sums of money,(Brain surgeons or Scientists) but people that run with a ball...or pretend for a living.

      By the way, do we have awards for the best carpenter in the USA and give him a statue???

      I think it is time for "Back to basics humanity"
      • 8 Years Ago
      I've ssen this car at an autoshow lately, and it looks great. The pictures don't do it any justice. I'm glad they build it.
      me
      • 8 Years Ago
      I don't think commentary on the definition of a sports car is necessary here...nor is snobbery. All the elitist blathering in the world still does not add up to a rational argument. But please forgive me for not keeping a catalog of which vehicles Schumacher keeps in his garage. Get serious Big Al. Perhaps you have a volume of liquid capital to rival the great Mississippi... But even if you do, good luck in actually obtaining an Enzo or an FXX, or even a Carrerra GT. Maybe you could also afford a 2007 Saleen S7. Too bad your refined sensibility won't permit you to drive such American garbage. Hopefully it's scent doesn't offend you when it walks away from your Enzo. Good luck staying upwind.
      me
      • 8 Years Ago
      Forgot to also mention that if shared technology and develpment with F1 is your thing...the F430 should be at the top of your shopping list. What would Schumacher drive?
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