We can attest to the joys of driving the Lexus LFA, having spent several days this past fall becoming addicted to the 4.8-liter V10 and race-bred suspension. We aren't the only ones who have developed an affection for the $400,000 Lexus supercar, though. Alex Wurz, former Formula 1 driver and two-time Le Mans winner, recently got behind the wheel of the LFA and seemed duly impressed.

Not one to just take the LFA out for a lazy drive, Wurz makes proper use of all 552 horsepower and 9,000 rpm running the Estoril Circuit in Portugal. After a few laps of pushing the supercar around the track, Wurz heaps praise on the LFA for its super-aggressive looks, neutral handling, and the sound of the downshifts from the V10.

If you want to see a video of the Lexus LFA being driven the way it was intended, then hit the jump and turn up your speakers.



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      Quentin
      • 2 Years Ago
      I never get tired of hearing this car driven in anger.
      Bobby
      • 2 Years Ago
      were still talking about being overpriced? The market this is aimed for is for those where money makes no difference whatsoever and who dont want to have a corvette or GT-R like everyone else. Goes faster 0-60? they dont care about value at that point with all that money. Your buying into exclusivity not raw numbers (real car enthusiats want a car to feel fast and nimble in corners, not just big numbers on a piece of paper). They want to stand out in their circle of rich people. And they have all the ferraris and lambos they want. Nor do they care if average joes laugh at them for buying a lexus. To them, theyve purchased a rare, high revving sports car that gets people talking.
      Klinkster
      • 2 Years Ago
      The LF-A is designed and priced exclusively for the super wealthy and elite members of society. There's a reason it's so highly priced and in limited quantity. When you see an LF-A, that's a true premium status symbol. Almost anyone can afford a GT-R - which frankly is why you see them on the road almost weekly. It's hardly a status symbol of the elite IMHO.
        Noah
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Klinkster
        Being able to afford a $400k car is not a trait of the super wealthy. Being able to afford the Dallas Mavericks would be a trait of the super wealthy. There are many many people out there who can afford $400k cars who are not by any means "super wealthy". If you make $500k a year, you may have a $10m net worth... you are far short of super wealthy, yet you can easily afford a vehicle of this caliber. $400k cars are just the beginning...
      Soul Shinobi
      • 2 Years Ago
      I want to see that high speed drift uninterrupted by play speed changes!
      onewayroll
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is how I've always wanted to see the LFA driven. A real pro behind the wheel, not some half healed auto journalist who thinks he can drive just because he got the back end to kick out.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Burabus
      • 2 Years Ago
      But the commenters on autoblogs know better, after all they have plenty of experience in their dodge neons.
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Burabus
        So you, miketim, and chirowolf have experience in these cars? Didn't think so.
          chirowolf
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Elmo
          never said I had driven those cars. I do have a Lotus Evora, not quite supercar but good. Was just saying many people comment on things they no little or nothing about. I cannot tell you how good or bad the Lexus is, and I know raw numbers cannot tell the whole story. Its Ok to state opinions on design, sound, looks or even preference, but many talk like they have a livery of these cars and are judging them by experience. I personally think the Lexus is over priced (compared to something like a GT-R) and some angles of the car are not great. I would never say it was not a great car or a contender to be a great supercar without driving it. Even after driving it I would have little to compare it to due to my lack of experience and skill.
        chirowolf
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Burabus
        So true. how many people on this site have even driven a supercar? and those who have how many really know how to drive them? Say heel and Toe to most and they think it some kind of dance. I love it! Neons!!! hehe
          carboy55
          • 2 Years Ago
          @chirowolf
          Since you asked, I've driven a Porsche Turbo, a 2012 Nissan GT-R, a Ford GT and several racing cars, old and new - and all of them as quick or quicker and they cost far less than this one. It is outrageously overpriced & I can't believe all the Lexus fanbois who want to insult those stating the obvious instead of acknowledging it.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        AJ
        • 2 Years Ago
        You are basically saying why not build an inferior car so that it could fit your subpar requirements.
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        It's not about the numbers, but the experience. Take the horsepower away from a Corvette ZR1 and you are left with just a cheap, plastic bodied, unrefined car. Take the horsepower away from an LFA and you still have a work of pure engineering artwork. And why not compare the LFA to similarly priced cars for once? Despite having less power, it is a far better supercar than a Ferrari 599 (even GTO), and is probably equals the excitement of an Aventador with a little more precision and a lot more real world practicality. It is a bit like a modern day Carrera GT: unforgiving, sharp, thrilling, F1 sounding V10, technological masterpiece. That matters far more than it having "only" 552hp.
      truckguy
      • 2 Years Ago
      DID THE GAS PEDAL STICK ???????????????? OR DID NASA FIGURE IT OUT?
      truckguy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I know its been 6 months america forgot.
      Vien Huynh
      • 2 Years Ago
      You guys should quit the price and which inferior to which on this car already. Like the target audience is the common folks :\. Seriously, stop hating because you cant afford it and u come here to btch about Lexus..... And please quit the saying "I can get "insert car name" for less and still have "Insert dollars amount" to buy "w/e u want..." and still smoke the LFA. Sorry, but the guys that buy the LFA has enough money to get lambo or ferrari if they choose to. The car is exclusive, and a show case of tech from Lexus. Haters, please be gone, else you just become a laughing stock for true enthusiasts.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Vien Huynh
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      miketim1
      • 2 Years Ago
      As if we need anymore reasons to know the LFA is one of the few best driving and handling cars ever built. LFA
        Elmo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        Thank you for proving me right once again...
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