• Apr 15th 2008 at 8:57AM
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Smokey Nagata took a Supra to Nardo to flog it around the track and remind Toyota about what it could be doing with its time. Now, a freethinking designer with some serious rendering skills has upped Smokey's Supra by kitting out an LF-A in a similar garb. The result is this, the TOP SECRET LF-A Nardo 400 Supercar Concept.

Created by Jon Sibal, the car is an LF-A with some "Nagata san flavor," customized graphics, and a hunger for the 400 km/hr mark. We'll take it standing still. We don't know how many more people will need to nudge Toyota before the company will give us a sports car again. But if Toyota asked itself "What kind of bada** statement can we make to get back into the sports car game?", this kind of car could the answer. Toyota? Anyone?

Thanks for the tip, Michael!

[Source: Bespoke Ventures]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      The ford horse guy reminds of this Russian boy I once knew in 7th grade. He was a lazy, sub-average intelligence guy who had a major inferiority complex. Everyday, he would always try to sound smart and pretend to be interested in science books and history books while we talked about sports and videogames during our break before class. He would also constantly quote things from the dictionary and thesaurus even though his choice of words was always used in the wrong context. Apparently, he thought he was impressing everyone but everyone felt he was an idiot. He also joined the debate team even though he sucked at it and never amounted to anything. He was pretty much a C-/D student at best. I remember him being annoying, arrogant, and sillily stupid. He disappeared off the face of the earth after 7th grade.

      Hey Eugene is that you? :D
      Carlos
      • 7 Years Ago
      They made a really nice looking car look obnoxious. No thank you.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I like it, looks sexy
      • 7 Years Ago
      Now that's what a sexy sports car should look like.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Does anyone see Irony written on the front of the hood? "Fusion"... Is that not a Trademark of Ford Motor Company?
        • 7 Years Ago
        It's not Ironic (unexpected) to see the word Fusion on a Toyota product? Would you expect to see the word Mustang on a Camry? Ever?

        Maybe I'm being a little to literal in my thinking! I though having any of the following would be "Unexpected" / "Ironic"

        Toyota with Fusion on hood
        Fusion with Cary on Hood
        Ferarri with Porche on hood
        Huffy with Schwinn on hood
        Harley with Honda on tank

        Maybe the tertiary meaning of "irony" isn't flying here? Everyone seems to be stuck on definition 1 of it. Let me change the word from Ironic / Irony to the tertiary definition of "Unexpected".

        Does that work?

        Sandbox is after recess kids! ;) jk... just teasing
        • 7 Years Ago
        irony; a result different from the expected
        • 7 Years Ago
        Mustang is a horse, and the name Mustang has been used by ford for 40+ years. Fusion, on the other hand is a word that can mean merging, or combining things, and it is a perfectly good brand for a performance oil/liquid or whatever. Not to mention the Ford Fusion is virtulally unknown outside the US. When you hear Nuclear Fusion do you really imagine a nuclear powered ford fusion? If so, you are beyond help.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Fusion is the fluids Smoky and Top Secret use, endorse and I believe have a hand in creating:

        http://www.topsecretjpn.com/fusion.shtml

        It's expensive too.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Quite frankly, when I hear the word "fusion" I don't think of Ford. How long have they even been around? I can't say I've ever seen one and I do hundreds of miles of commuting every week in a very populated metropolitan area. Even if I have seen one, it didn't register. So, no, when I see the word "fusion" written on a Toyota, it's as unexpected as seeing the word "torsion" written on the car. Speaking of which, I call dibs on that word right now, and if I ever see it on a Ford product, I'll be the first to call irony.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yeah, this isn't ironic whatsoever. Nice try though.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Directly because it's a form of transportation. Indirectly because it's not in the same category.

        Indirectly;not in a forthright manner
        • 7 Years Ago
        Val, that was funny... LOL But I till don't agree!

        The Trademark Is "Fusion"
        For Use On: motor vehicles, namely, automobiles.

        IC 012. US 019 021 023 031 035 044.
        FIRST USE: 20050115. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20050115

        So I would only "expect" to see it on a Ford product. By law! Ford technically has a lawsuit against Toyota if they'd like; that is open and close. Ford wins!

        Hence, it was "unexpected" which is a tertiary definition of "irony".

        If this isn't seen as legit, I'm just giving up and letting everyone think what they want. I can't believe this is so hard to grasp.

        Be well all!
        • 7 Years Ago
        Uh, how does a 200+mph 500+hp sports car compete with a family sedan, directly or indirectly? The Fusion doesnt exist in Japan. In fact, the only two cars I believe are imported are the Mustang and the Focus.

        Which I guess still doesn't explain why all the font on that JDM-only concept is in English. Hmm...
      • 7 Years Ago
      They should bring back the Turbo 4WD Celica. The thing was pretty fast in its stock form and was also very tuneable.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Smokin'

      alas, Toyota has ditched and forgotten enthusiast and embraced appliance. Their cars should have names like mixer, toaster, corolla, iron, vcr.

      we enthusiasts were but a stepping stone for Toyota as it sought to gain a name for itself in the market and then kicked to the curb as it went after the mindless masses.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Nissan has a home for you, friend.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Slick looks.....loose the stickers and we'll talk.


      If this was to happen, Smokey would have his work cut out a lil' easier for him, as the LF-A supposedly is going for the 350km/h mark
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