It may very well be that you've never heard of boutique carmaker Lucra, nor its rather incredible LC470 roadster, but after watching this recent Motor Trend video detailing the car, you'll probably want to learn more.

Green Goblin styling to the side for a moment, a curb weight of less than 2,000 pounds and output of more than 600 horsepower are both impressive stats. Perhaps more impressive is the sound that the blistering car makes when driven in anger.

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, watch, drool and enjoy. We'll be busy on our end, too, trying to get the Lucra folks on the phone about a test drive, and inquiring about the still-more-bonkers car they're apparently planning for release this summer.



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      Doug Danzeisen Sr
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, takes the original concept of the cobra, monster engine in a lightweight chassis to the next level. Interesting that form follows function and the look is similar. The creator of the car is articulate and really interesting to listen to. 10.1 in the quarter, 9.1 with the hotter engine, holy bat shield, faster than the ZX14R and Hyabusa in the quarter.
      miketim1
      • 1 Year Ago
      0 to 60 in 2.7 ? 0.o
      Dougalicious
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's like a Cobra and Alfa 8c had a baby who became a powerlifting champion
      Fed Up
      • 1 Year Ago
      Reminds me of a Cobra. Turn it into a coupe, go racing and embarrass the big boys just like CS did.
      otto.ingineer
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fairly sure I don't have the lucre for a Lucra - the gallery with dark green (almost BRG) and yellow stripe is a throwback to old Aston and Lotus race cars. Better than the minty-Bianchi (bicycle) green and yellow in the video. There are some echoes of the Jaguar racers and E-type in the back haunches also. Hard to imagine how this must accelerate - 2x the hp and a few hundred pounds less than my turbo Miata ... wow!
      JRS200x
      • 1 Year Ago
      LC470 2013 PERFORMANCE SUMMARY • 0-60 in 2.5 secs with 505 hp GM LS7 motor • 9.4 sec ¼ mile • 54% of the car's weight on the rear tires • Pulls 1.5 lateral G during high-speed cornering Good god...
      d.hollywood
      • 1 Year Ago
      I was skeptical before hitting the "play" button.(blame that clown car paint scheme) ...but wow. This sled could easily develop a cult following.Definitely a 'Vette-eating weekend track car. Looks like the next model they're rolling out might offer some "creature comforts" and at least some level of weekend street driving practicality.I'll take one in matte black & orange.Well done sir.
      Zeus
      • 1 Year Ago
      I don't say this very often about cars people build, but I love everything about this car. This guy clearly understands how to build something. Light weight, stock LS engine, easy to work on, parts are readily available at a relatively cheap cost, can be worked on with hand tools in your garage, great looking body especially from the side and the performance figures to match all for ~85-118 USD. Above all that he is actually driving the car hard in the promo video and beating up on it. None of this sending it to some reviewer whos going to put around in it on a mountain road talking our ears to death. It looks well engineered and puts its power down well. Through the turns it looks very poised and setup correctly. 10/10.
      MMM
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why does it say "Cobra" to me?
      gregorycalise
      • 1 Year Ago
      This car has style. Personally I like the classic lines. Reminds me of a '60s race car. But then I really don't like the gaudy styles of the new cars, with all their design and detail quirks. They might catch your attention when they're new, but the they age quickly. Hyundai is is good example of that. I prefer clean lines that age well, such as Audi and VW. I'm glad that some cars are being made with timeless design like the Lucas.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Dub
      • 1 Year Ago
      Panoz Esperanto GT and Shelby Cobra comes to mind
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