Archive for November, 2009

My Next Car Might Be a 2011 Lexus LFA

November 7th, 2009

Diz and I hit the Tokyo Auto show, and while for the most part being from Michigan I prefer the Detroit Motor Show, but you take what you can get.  At the Tokyo Show most of what you get is cars for midgets (Diz felt right at home) {I love you}.

Diz has been much more of a Lexus fan than I have over the years, and I didn’t think I’d ever think they were more than prettied up Toyotas.  Then this.

2011 Lexus LFA2011 Lexus LFA by Toyota

The Lexus LFA is not just a "Prettied up Toyota" it is a race car built buy Toyota with enough safety equipment to be street legal, and enough luxury to to be a Lexus.

Price: About $400,000
Drivetrain: 4.8-liter, 554-hp, 354-lb-ft, normally aspirated V10; RWD, six-speed automatic
Curb Weight: 3,256 lb
0-62 mph: 3.7 sec

As Diz Pointed out that is only 1.5 seconds faster to 60 than the Mini I drive around the track now. Or as I pointed out 30% faster.  (that resonated a bit better).

The Lexus LFA doesn’t really have a Super Car Sound, which I could go either way on. Oddly Lexus didn’t give me a test drive, but if some one in Toyota Marketing reads this, Diz and I would love to take this car for a spin.