For most vehicles, eclipsing the 30,000-mile mark isn't much to celebrate. With modern vehicles fully capable of sailing right past the 250,000-mile line with just basic, regular maintenance, the wee 30k is as common as coffee.

But that's not the case for supercars like the Lexus LFA. The limited-production machines are more likely to be museum pieces than commuter cars. That's what makes the fact that Lexus has not one, but two LFA models with over 30,000 miles on the clock so special. Paul Walker recently met the dynamic duo out at Willow Springs Raceway.

Walker seems impressed with the two supercars after hammering around the Streets course, saying the ultra rare, high-mileage LFA examples feel as quick and sturdy as they did when the left the factory. Lexus says the cars have both only received their equal shares of regular maintenance. Catch the video of both cars on track below along with a few words from Walker.



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      Jim R
      • 1 Year Ago
      If I were to build a supercar, I'd build it to be fast--but I'd build it to be durable, too. Every car, the instruction manual would have on the first page "It's a car, not a sculpture. DRIVE IT."
        Indubitably
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jim R
        It's called the Honda NSX.
        Shahul X
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jim R
        track drive it... I love my track days and I love seeing the Porsche drivers who actually take their cars there... if you aren't driving your performance car on track then why buy it? Speed limits, cops, crappy roads and cameras everywhere...negate the need to daily drive or often drive a performance car. ...for what?? to go 40-80mph and say "whoa!" every now and then? hit an apex and accelerate and get a ticket or risk hitting someone?? Take your performace car to the f'in track... $400k LFA? better served buying a 997 GT3 RS for track use ($150k) and a loaded Mercedes SL ($120k) to drive daily.... comfort/conv and style
      Matteo239
      • 1 Year Ago
      This was an odd video.
      wickedsc300
      • 1 Year Ago
      While I can understand anyone being suspicious on the extent of maintenance, I for one take Lexus at its word when it comes to reliability, I think they have earned that. If this was a Ferrari that we see catching on fire almost regularly, then I feel the speculation would be warranted.
      Donny Hoover
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's an amazing machine...
      mitytitywhitey
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd be curious what the customers have to say. If this is in the shop less than a Ferrari, then that partially justifies the price. 'Reliable' and 'Rare' are typically at odds with each other in the manufacturing world.
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      The best Japanese car ever.
      rafaelkinchenraf
      • 1 Year Ago
      Rafael I think Toyota is showing what they are capable of, and they done in 1999. The Toyota Supra Fortune 99, the 1000 horsepower car!!! I give them credit for this car. This car can go well over 100000 miles, on the other hand The Lexus LFA with 30k is baby miles.
      gunslingermotors
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Japanese automobile manufacturers figured it all out about 50 years ago; when they first started to bring cars into America by the boat load. It's called quality through advanced metallurgy. Americans created the new metal alloys and sold the patents to the Japanese auto companies. We were satisfied with the high nickle content alloy engine blocks and iron heads. They opted for alloy engine blocks and aluminum alloy heads. We stayed with pushrods and they went with the Overhead Cam. We stayed with carburators and TBI; they went with MP fuel injection as the technology progressed. Far more precise; and fuel efficient. Same as the Germans did. It goes on and on. Why are we always behind the curve? It's our corporate culture. Our car designs are limited by the bean counters in charge of the company. Not the "car guys" who actually enjoy driving exotic cars. Our exec's are busy playing the field and working the bonus structure. Who gets the corner office? Who is playing handball at the club with whom? And no matter what; never ever be seen rubbing elbows with the rif-raf that man the lines. You know; the customer base. Their culture has designers and engineers and executives eating in the same cafeteria as their line workers. Their culture respects the line workers and considers them equals. The engineers / executives may earn more; but they are not thought of as "better than" the common worker. No wonder we still need displacement to make horsepower. Thank you for these lessons Mr. Iacoca. Too bad no one listened. Too bad no one cares.
        Zeus
        • 1 Year Ago
        @gunslingermotors
        Which is exactly why Nascar V8s which are still pushrods, iron blocks, and mechanical fuel injection are pushing out over 750-800hp and over 650 lbs of torque right? You sound like you barely understand the fundamentals of how an engine makes power. Read this before you flap that trap next time: http://www.epi-eng.com/piston_engine_technology/comparison_of_cup_to_f1.htm
      AP1_S2K
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lexus still trying to make the LFA relevant or of interest.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @AP1_S2K
        [blocked]
      Renaurd
      • 1 Year Ago
      If you believe for one nano second that Toyota hasn't completely reconditioned these automobiles, you will believe anything. I have driven and ridden in Toyota's with 30,000 miles, ......they showed their miles.
      BryNum
      • 1 Year Ago
      Let me see the entire service records. How do we know if the transmission or engine wasn't overhauled? Yes I see 30k, but let me see service history please.
        A P
        • 1 Year Ago
        @BryNum
        Pleeeeaaase. Its a Lexus, not a european car. Only the most partisan lemmings are thinking this is fake.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @BryNum
        [blocked]
      TopGun
      • 1 Year Ago
      I will only take these seriously when Lexus makes an AWD version with a dual-clutch. ;)
        Ae Neuman
        • 1 Year Ago
        @TopGun
        why you going off-roading in it ?
          TopGun
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Ae Neuman
          Nah...just taking a jab at the turkey that gets on here making that same comment when it comes to the Vette - I didn't see him making the comment here. Clearly, the AutoBlog crowd didn't make the connection.
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