• Oct 22, 2009


Many people are into model cars. And... origami. Tangrams, too – which are sort of a two-dimensional, reusable form of origami. What are we on about here, why are we discussing folding paper and models? Funny you should ask. See, the all new Lexus LFA went ahead and got revealed the other day and initial reaction (at least around the Autoblog virtual office) has been pretty negative – negative towards a certain dude name Damon Lavrinc who gets to jet off to Miami and drive the latest Japanese ubercar and it's 560-hp, 4.8-liter V10 that has to propel just 3,263 pounds. Jerk.

But fear not, because even if we don't get to drive the mightiest ever Lexus (and Lord knows at $375,000 we'll never be able to afford one), we can still have one, in a sense. As it turns out, an incredibly loose sense. But yes, if you click this here link, you will find a website that lets you print out a LFA pattern, and with a coupe quick folds you too can have your very own (paper) Lexus LFA. The question then becomes, how good is your printer? OK, we've got to go now, our planet needs us. Thanks to Will for the tip!



[Source: Lexus LFA Wiki]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Who buy that car?

      For $375k, you can buy 3 Audi R8.

      More Faster, More beautiful, more race proven, European super car (better than rice cooker)

      that is a very first super car 'wannabe' from toyota, If you are 'beta tester' of Toyota or toyota employee, buy that.
        • 5 Years Ago
        And for only 0$ you could use an online spell-checker, I mean..."more faster"?

        Still, I don't get it. You (as in, the guys who wanted this) wanted Toyota/Lexus to make a sports car/supercar. And when Toyota does, you expect it to be 80k. WTF?

        • 5 Years Ago
        To adrenalnjunky regarding Rar:

        I'd be willing to bet his/her english is far, far better than your Korean/Mandarin/other language so STFU. Thank you.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agreed its way too expensive..
        • 5 Years Ago
        My old ford sierra is faster than r8, slow biatch car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      worst papercraft ever.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Worst Photoshop work ever to hit Autoblog. Horrible. I want money back for looking at this. Even though it was free.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I actually think they basically decided to redo the front end to make it more obviously the big brother to the FT-86. It might not look as hot anymore but this car was never really going to make Toyota any money anyway-it's sole reason for existence is to elevate the company's performance car image and profile.
      So for the LFA itself it probably would have looked better if it had stuck to the later concept design. But for the whole family of Toyota cars it's probably a good thing that the LFA bears some significant family resemblance to the FT-86 (and the legendary Supra). It's no coincidence that the LFA's headlights now look exactly like fancier versions of the FT-86's-same shape and all. With this new front end I think it'll do it's job as a halo car pretty well. And honestly it's not like it's ugly, it just doesn't push the envelope anymore like you would think a car of this price tag would. But Toyota and Lexus lives on the other cars they sell-this car is just a showcase and halo piece. So the strategy is rather different than the other supercar manufacturers, who basically ignore any suggestion of a link to the regular car companies they're associated with. This car does the opposite-the new design is basically them proudly proclaiming that it's the spiritual successor of the Supra and the big brother of the FT-86.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Toyota is really putting pouring on the marketing.

        • 5 Years Ago
        That's what it is isn't it. A halo car. A marketing device. Audi paid for a ton of product placement of the R8 to be in a ton of movies like Will Smith's "I, Robot" and "Iron Man". It wasn't to sell the R8 it was so people would look positively on the Audi brand.

        You people aren't actually going to buy a $375,000 car, hell, the very vast majority of people here aren't even going to buy supercar "bargains" like the ZR-1 & GT-R.

        The fact is, even if this car was half the price some people would complain about it. They'll FIND a reason to hate it. Because its Japanese. Because its a Lexus. Because they don't like the design. Because. Because.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Temple, very good points.

        Personally, I like the LFA. But if people don't like it, that's fine with me. I just wish it wasn't made of so much unobtanium.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "The fact is, even if this car was half the price some people would complain about it. They'll FIND a reason to hate it."

        Yes we would. Because then it would be an ugly 200k supercar instead of a 400k one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yes it's free, but it doesn't work. And what's going on ahead of the bumper? Was this photoshopped in 15 seconds?
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      The LF-A is a work of art.



      I would love to own one. In black tho :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      All the hype in the world isn't going to make it a better car, Lexus.

      ... So typical for them: Light on engineering, heavy on marketing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That thing is ugly as hell!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I don't think it is ugly.
        I just lost all interest in it when they announced the price as $375,000, let's just say $400,000 because that is what it really is.

        It is kind of like the girl you always thought was hot and then she opens her mouth and starts talking and then you realize she is not so hot anymore. That is how I feel about this car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's certainly not ugly. However, it certainly not $400K pretty. It may not even be $150K pretty once you put it side by side with the Euros.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The problem is that the 2nd concept looked fantastic, and this production version is such a let down from EVERY angle compared to it.

        Just compare these images to the ones in this posts gallery.

        http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/77/2007_Lexus_LF-A_concept.jpg

        http://www.soarerworld.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=12556&d=1180275398

        http://images.thecarconnection.com/sml/2007-lexus-lf-a-concept_100230351_s.jpg

        The concept looks like a $300k car, the production version? FAIL.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Skim, he's not alone. I find the LFA really ugly too. For the record, I drive an e46 BMW.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @skim: How does his ride relate to his opinion on supersports and wannabe-supersports?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Lol. All the people that think it's ugly are getting low-ranked. Have you idiots ever heard of personal preference? Yeah, it's ugly. Boo hoo. Low rank me...
        • 5 Years Ago
        That LFA is ugly as hell? Are you on crack? What do you drive?
        Geo Metro?
        • 5 Years Ago
        It is ugly because to me it looks like a cross between a Lamborghini, an Audi, and maybe a Ferrari in there somewhere.

        Sort of bulky too, and definitely doesn't look as expensive as it is. I'll say they won't sell so many just because of that.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Dude, just stop. Always an idiot.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yup my attempt at making a "car" from the pattern utterly failed. The front end is ~1/2" to short to fold around.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This looks like it was done in 4 minutes or less... with the magic wand tool.
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