• May 21st 2008 at 10:57AM
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Click above for high-res gallery of the Lexus LF-A Roadster

The last time we talked about the price of the Lexus LF-A, we had only the car's price in China and a whole lot of speculation to go on. The car's retail in China was set at $264,700, and based on that a Lexus fan site did it's best guestimation to arrive at a US price of approximately $130,000. Say it with us now: oh boy, was that wrong.

Lexus has said the first number of the car's price will be a "2," and Inside Line has word that the car might run $225,000. That is more than either a Gallardo or an F430 Spider, including European delivery and two weeks of vacation in Via Reggio. The LF-A convertible will cost even more.

Inside Line says "Lexus is gunning for the Italians." With that kind of price, we actually believe Lexus is sidestepping the Italians and has simply declared, "Your comparisons are futile, this is the best. If you want it, this is the price." It's almost as audacious as the Babe's called shot. And we respect audacity. But we respect performance even more, so we'll be watching closely to see what kind of chops the race version of the LF-A showcases at the 'Ring.

[Source: Inside Line]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      200k, and your still driving a fossil-fuel old technology car.
      What a world this is, we have to pay a premium, and do not even get to drive a high-tech car, except for Tesla, which is just on par with today's technology.

      I'll take two of those instead.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Typical Asian Front Styling, looks cheap-reminds me of a Mitsu. Rear is interesting though. Maybe you get a membership to an Elitist Group thrwon for the price.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I am a big 80s-90s Toyota fan. But I have to admit, Im not fond of what they have been puting out since 2003. In fact we currently own a couple Toyotas and a Lexus GS430. Same goes for Lexus, I love the Lexus line-up before they all got the damn "L-finness" crap to them. There is no way anyone is going to pay 200 for this car! Hell, I wouldnt pay 100 for it. First off, the car looks absolutely horrible, secondly, who is going to spend 200 on this, when they can buy a high end Porsche, or a Ferrari or even a Lambo?
      • 7 Years Ago
      At that price it will most likely fail. (WAIT I have a good reason :P)

      It does not matter on performance. (Not all but a lot) People paying that much for a car, want to be seen and noticed. Meh, its a Lexus, but but but it's a $225K LEXUS! ..... So? These people will still buy a something from Italy because it is more "showy" and "prestigious". They want be noticed.

      If they are looking for performance, they will still probably buy something else, because the tuning market is much greater for something say from Porsche. So either way at that money....it's going to flop like the $100k VW sedan....
      • 7 Years Ago
      I say they will sell every one they manufacture, even at over $200k. You all underestimate the stupidity and desire to stand out of rich folks.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow that's totally not worth it. Ditch the LF-A, keep the platform and sell me a 40k Supra thank you!
      • 7 Years Ago
      $225k for a Corolla...Double Fail.
      Italians rejoice
      • 7 Years Ago
      Toyota is the Evil Empire, and this is their Death Star: an impractical, hideously expensive, low production trinket. This is what we get for fattening their pockets with camry cash.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Holy Batman.... do I want some of what they are smokin' at Lexus.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Epic fail.

      Do not want!
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is one time I actually want to see lots of people saying how the GT-R will rape the vehicle-in-question up and down the track for a third of the price.
      • 7 Years Ago
      WOW. That kind of pricing makes an F430 look like a bargain. There is no possible way for this car to succeed at this price. There are better cars for the money, period. I've always thought that the LF-A was pretty ugly. Like the IS-F, it appears it was left next to a furnace for too long, and it melted.
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