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User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 39
Posted (4 years 6 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1244 times:

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/10/08/v...f-a-opens-the-taps-outside-the-ri/

From the maker of four-wheeled-appliances, something else completely.   That engine is so quiet at idle... Gives no indication of the hell to be unleashed a few seconds later.  

If it is as good as it sounds and looks, the Lexus LF-A should be very special.   Don't worry about the black one, pay attention to the innocent looking white one.  Wink

[Edited 2009-10-16 00:07:48 by cpd]

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User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1212 times:

Yawn. It probably has a radio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oNaQP9ebI4


User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13255 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1188 times:
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And in the meantime, Toyota has managed to completely eff-up the 2010 4Runner. BOXY, BOXY, BOXY!

The 4th generation 4Runners (2003-2009) were the best, IMHO. This 5th gen just doesn't cut it.



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User currently offlineFrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3613 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1172 times:

That would make it the first high performance hybrid vehicle commercially available wouldn't it?

I'm curious to see what kind of real life mileage you'd get out of it, and how the electric hardware takes on a day at the track.

I guess we'll soon know how well it did at the 'ring.
At least the engine sounds wicked (the one with the pistons in it).



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User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 39
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1157 times:



Quoting Francoflier (Reply 3):
That would make it the first high performance hybrid vehicle commercially available wouldn't it?

Not this one, this is just the standard LF-A, I don't think it has anything hybrid or economical about it, certainly not with a whopping big V10 in the front of it shrieking away like a banshee.

It does sound pretty mad, actually, I'd have said it sounds scary - you don't expect a Lexus to sound like that. Maybe the Porsche Carrera GT, but not this. Wow.

I still expect Porsche to be the first with a realistic hybrid sports-car that doesn't make compromises to get more efficiency.

But I believe it'll be hard to surpass just the standard 3.6L Porsche 911 with a 7-speed Doppell-Kupplung transmission, that is a very economical combination. It's also very clean running too, the C02 emissions are quite low in comparison with most cars actually. It's certainly cleaner than other sports-cars, but compares well with most ordinary cars in general, surprisingly enough.


User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4674 posts, RR: 48
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1084 times:

3300 lb.!!!!! No thanks, needs to be 700 lb. lighter

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...ce-prepped_2011_lexus_lf-a-preview



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