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    What kind of tuning potential does it have though?

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigup Click here to enlarge
    I think you'd have to be very hardcore Lexus to buy the LF-A over some of the better looking and faster options.
    or they just want to say they have something not many other people have
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    LFA sounds amazing, that's pretty much it, nothing else going for it.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
    So true. That's why I say that the real performance or enthusiast news/info is on the forums. And it's not mutally exclusive to produce segments like this for a broad audience and still provide the rest of the story (e.g., slips) for the more serious viewer.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    What kind of tuning potential does it have though?
    Not much, who is going to tune it and market is there for that? It's more a factory car you don't touch, like an Enzo or Carrera GT only not as great.

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    Man that LFA sounds like a fighter jet.

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    It really does sound special, too bad it sounds a lot faster than it is...

    Can you believe that a FBO modded 135i can take it in the 1/4 mile? WTF?
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    Update:

    **Update: Our scan tool found a fault code in the GT2 -- not displayed with a warning light -- regarding wheel speed sensors which could explain the launch. We will re-test if possible. **
    By the way, they posted some times although no slips so no idea if these are Vbox or from a different day or what:

    GT2:

    Test Results:
    Acceleration
    0-30 (sec): 2.0
    0-45 (sec): 2.7
    0-60 (sec): 4.1 (see update below)
    0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec): 3.8
    0-75 (sec): 5.2
    1/4-mile (sec @ mph): 11.64 @ 127.24

    LF-A:

    Test Results:
    Acceleration
    0-30 (sec): 1.9
    0-45 (sec): 2.7
    0-60 (sec): 3.9
    0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec): 3.6
    0-75 (sec): 5.1
    1/4-Mile (sec @ mph): 11.63 @ 123.18

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    that's just wrong , 0-60 in 4.1 for GT2 ? no way man , that is a RR car , can launch way better LF-A !

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    that's just wrong , 0-60 in 4.1 for GT2 ? no way man , that is a RR car , can launch way better LF-A !
    Yep, seems there was an issue with a code that was not visible causing a problem. They may re-test in the future.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I promise you that if this site ever gets to a level that I can have their budget everything will be done properly to cater to enthusiasts as well as the masses. People are smarter than they think.
    Sounds really good. You're on the right track for sure.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    It really does sound special, too bad it sounds a lot faster than it is...

    Can you believe that a FBO modded 135i can take it in the 1/4 mile? WTF?
    Well, with regard to the LFA's posted times, I'm sure it can run faster. Better tires, weather, track conditions, DA, maybe even octane, and I'm sure we'd see it run quicker/faster.

    Regarding the 135i comparison, yes, I can believe that a 135 can beat the LFA. But, I assume you're comparing some of the fastest 135's on their best day to a random sample taken for the LFA. The same thing can be done when comparing old 5.0 Mustangs. I'm sure it takes less money to make one of those cars run quicker/faster in the 1/4 mile than a 135. It's not really a relevant comparison, IMO.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
    Well, with regard to the LFA's posted times, I'm sure it can run faster. Better tires, weather, track conditions, DA, maybe even octane, and I'm sure we'd see it run quicker/faster.

    Regarding the 135i comparison, yes, I can believe that a 135 can beat the LFA. But, I assume you're comparing some of the fastest 135's on their best day to a random sample taken for the LFA. The same thing can be done when comparing old 5.0 Mustangs. I'm sure it takes less money to make one of those cars run quicker/faster in the 1/4 mile than a 135. It's not really a relevant comparison, IMO.
    You make a good point.

    However, I think we all expect a bit more out of the LF-A for the money.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    You make a good point.

    However, I think we all expect a bit more out of the LF-A for the money.
    Thanks.

    I can understand that

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sonny Click here to enlarge
    Well, with regard to the LFA's posted times, I'm sure it can run faster. Better tires, weather, track conditions, DA, maybe even octane, and I'm sure we'd see it run quicker/faster.

    Regarding the 135i comparison, yes, I can believe that a 135 can beat the LFA. But, I assume you're comparing some of the fastest 135's on their best day to a random sample taken for the LFA. The same thing can be done when comparing old 5.0 Mustangs. I'm sure it takes less money to make one of those cars run quicker/faster in the 1/4 mile than a 135. It's not really a relevant comparison, IMO.
    yea and I can make my toaster run 9's for 15 dollars...

    The comparison is valid if the guy who spends 460k for a car cant even beat a 40k car with basic mods. The 40k dollar car can still cruise on the highway, take turns and beat it in the 1/4 mile.

    It doesnt work for 5.0s, because my 5.0 mustang runs low 12s just like my 135, and its terrifying to drive the 5.0 on the highway, cant turn etc...

    The LFA is such a $#@!ty contender in my opinion, that you have no choice but to compare it to 40k dollar cars, because 200k dollar cars run circles around it.

    Ok heres a fairer comparison, LFA vs GTR
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    if it cant even muster up enough to beat a GTR, then I doubt it would pass an M6, since stock for stock the M6 walks the GTR up top.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe Click here to enlarge
    if it cant even muster up enough to beat a GTR, then I doubt it would pass an M6, since stock for stock the M6 walks the GTR up top.
    Wait a sec, you cant compare that LFA to an M6. COMPLETELY DIFFERENT CARS!!

    Oh you're right, the M6 is actually fast. lulz
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    yea and I can make my toaster run 9's for 15 dollars...

    The comparison is valid if the guy who spends 460k for a car cant even beat a 40k car with basic mods. The 40k dollar car can still cruise on the highway, take turns and beat it in the 1/4 mile.

    It doesnt work for 5.0s, because my 5.0 mustang runs low 12s just like my 135, and its terrifying to drive the 5.0 on the highway, cant turn etc...

    The LFA is such a $#@!ty contender in my opinion, that you have no choice but to compare it to 40k dollar cars, because 200k dollar cars run circles around it.

    Ok heres a fairer comparison, LFA vs GTR
    Very True , but you forgot about cornering where actually LF-A really shines.

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    This car has been spoken of one too many times, it's a flop, we get it.

    Toyota did an amazing job with the engine, carbon fiber manufacturing process and advanced gadgetry for 10 years ago... If this car came out 10 years ago like it should have, maybe people would look at it for that price. Today you can run the 1/4 mile in 11.5s for 60k, and still beat it around a track, the car is obsolete.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    This car has been spoken of one too many times, it's a flop, we get it.

    Toyota did an amazing job with the engine, carbon fiber manufacturing process and advanced gadgetry for 10 years ago... If this car came out 10 years ago like it should have, maybe people would look at it for that price. Today you can run the 1/4 mile in 11.5s for 60k, and still beat it around a track, the car is obsolete.
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    Hahah sometimes I have to put things in perspective as such.

    Imagine for a second, there is a new phone that was being developed for the past 10 years by Motorola. It is said to incorporate the latest and greatest hardware and software.

    They finally release it, and it's slower than an iPhone4, only has 3G and only has one camera on the back. it's priced at 899.99, who would buy it? lol
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DBFIU Click here to enlarge
    Toyota did an amazing job with the engine
    Actually Yamaha did a great job with engine, not Toyota.
    But you know what problem is ? they spent about 6 years on this car and what we got is this. It's a great car, But with the amount of time and money they spent for LF-A, I was hoping for more.
    Leave a piece of junk beside some expert engineers for 6 years and after that period you will see it's turned to a master piece by itself, Something better than LF-A !

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    I don't get how Toyota can justify the LF-A that won't make them any money but they can't seem to build a new Supra. So many resources wasted on a car none of us will ever buy or be remotely interested in.

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    Eh the LFA sounds like an engineering exercise to let the Toyota engineers flex their minds like the Bugatti Veyron for VW. The Lexus is quirky though, like an rx-8 for 10x's the cost. Doesn't quite justify the cost to me. Sounds almost as good as a Zonda though, and that should count for something. Zondas cost about the same, right? I know what I would pick if that were true.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ryan Mills Click here to enlarge
    Zondas cost about the same, right? I know what I would pick if that were true.
    Zonda is more money.

    The Veyron has the top speed record though. The LF-A has the weakest car per $ spent record.

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