Lexus supercar versus super sedan – Click above to watch the video after the jump

Lexus UK finally has its first LFA on the Queen's home turf. Rather than take it on a glam tour by propping it up in shiny showrooms, Lexus is taking it to the track. It's also bringing along a camera to record the sights and sounds that come along with the two-door supercar.

Recently, the LFA lined up at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Grounds alongside its sibling, the Lexus IS F and both were put through the requisite paces. Unfortunately for the IS F, however, its dulcet exhaust tone was drowned out by the banshee wail spewed forth from the tri-tipped rear of the LFA. Click past the jump to revel in the noise.


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      r67bennett
      • 3 Years Ago
      LFA Engine = Sound of Symphony...... just amazing.
      Hazdaz
      • 3 Years Ago
      The LFA might not be the prettiest car out there, but MAN that thing is impressive from an engineering/technological perspective. If only some of that rubbed off more on the rest of the Lexus and Toyota lineup.
      Alex
      • 3 Years Ago
      that shifting "click" is sexy
      Dest
      • 3 Years Ago
      Amazing car.
      dowens1617
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well GTR might do it for 200k less, but it certainly won't be worth more. And it couldn't beat LFA until it released a modified 2012 model.
        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @dowens1617
        Agreed. IDC if the GTR was a 2030 model. The LFA is still a more amazing car then the GTR will ever be. Its not that the GTR is a better performing car then the LFA... it just has more power and is able to out power it. Give the LFA 600 HP and "Godzilla" will be lookin at the rear of the LFA. The LFA can out handle, out move and is more nimble then the GTR.
      fmwso
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not much of a Lexus fan but one really needs to give props to them for making such an oustanding supercar. The sound of it is just incredible.
      Kevin O Francis
      • 3 Years Ago
      sorry wrong post earlier... This infomercial was not quite believable...when do pit a v8 hyper sports sedan against a v10 supercar???
      mmapying
      • 3 Years Ago
      top gear needs to quit being brand ****** and takes this out on the a dry track!
      Cfog2
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't understand it at all - I have a large dog 2 daughters and I like to be able to drive around corners without feeling like I'm in a truck. Am I really in such a minority?
        AC
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Cfog2
        that's kinda out of the blue, but nope, you are not the only one who feel that way. My firm suspension got destroyed by NJ potholes tho.. now it rides like a Camry. gonna try one of these AWD rally car (hopefully subaru if the design looks good)
      zizixx89
      • 3 Years Ago
      every car has its pros and cons there is no such thing as the best car in the world even tho i am a GT-R FAN I like both
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        TipoF130
        • 3 Years Ago
        I didn't realize value and looks were objective when it came to supercars. I really don't see how anyone who dislikes a car like this can be truly passionate about cars or engineering in general. In fact the kind of person who cares more about numbers on paper and price seems more likely to be an economy car driver.
          • 3 Years Ago
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          @TipoF130
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          zchmcqn
          • 3 Years Ago
          @TipoF130
          You moron...you just implied that looks are "OBJECTIVE". You just revealed your low IQ. 1. UGLY ... well... to you it is, but then you probably think you're not but how much you wanna bet everyone think you're the homeliest-looking toilet-cleaning sorry arsed dimwit in history. But if you think you're actually normal-looking, then more power to you. Like I said, looks are subjective. I'm sure your mom think you're not as ugly as everyone thinks. 2. OVERPRICED ... yet another proof how stupid you are comparing this to the GT-R. I won't even try to defend my argument here. I 'll just suggest maybe you research what goes into the making of the LFA vs the GTR. With this mind-numbing logic of yours the GT-R must be better than most Porsches and some Ferraris as well. 3. UNDERPERFORMING ... I'd like to say the only one underperforming here is you in bed, but then you never even had a girlfriend let alone actually sleeping with them (it's that shait ******* job of yours plus your ugly mug that turns them off) so I really can't hang this on you. But...0-60 in 3.5 secs, 550 HP, 203 top speed, is underperforming??? Your donkey's surely demanding isn't she. And since you seem to be wanton in you usage of uppercase, here's one to describe the main issue I have with you.... Your'e CLUELESS.
          zchmcqn
          • 3 Years Ago
          @TipoF130
          "FACTS remain ... ugly... WTF ?!?! Are you from the Planet of the Idiots? Do you know what a "FACT" means? You're mind-numbing explanation is proof you're still trying to convince yourself you know what it means. Overpriced? It has an astronomical price tag but doesn't even come close to others that are twice even 3 times as much. It's packed with technology (which is essentially the reason for the price) that everyone who's driven it were thoroughly impressed. And yes, that includes critics. Underperforming? Have you been paying attention to it's lap times on the Nurburgring and how other cars performed there (i.e. wet laps)? This thing is much faster standing still than the mule you ride to your loser job.
          miketim1
          • 3 Years Ago
          @TipoF130
          I've seen a LFA is person.. if you think the car is ugly... then you have a serious problem. I mean that in all kindness... at the Auto show crowds of people were loving the car looks and was dying to kno what it was about. I even caught myself explaining the LFA to a few people.
        sweeneyp
        • 3 Years Ago
        your allowed your own opinion....but facts are your wrong haha
          • 3 Years Ago
          @sweeneyp
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        Relyat08
        • 3 Years Ago
        Those are NOT objective, therefore they are NOT facts. I know you're just trolling, but seriously, at least learn what a fact is before you attempt to use them to justify your personal opinion.
        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ Impulsive HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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        zchmcqn
        • 3 Years Ago
        Kinda' like what you mother said when she first saw your ugly face
        miketim1
        • 3 Years Ago
        Maybe when we replace the badge with something you rather see?
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