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Could Lexus be the next supercar manufacturer?

28 10 2009

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Lexus could be the new future competition for the exotic European manufactures with the LF-A, their new two-seat exotic sports coupe.

After appearing 3 separate times at the North American International Motor Show in Detroit, orders for the Lexus LF-A opened up but it only a limited run of just 500 cars.

Costing somewhere around $417 500, this car is the fastest production car Lexus has produced to date. With 412 kilowatts (553 horsepower) under the hood and a ¼ mile time of 11.4 seconds, it’s faster than a Ferrari 430 Spider.

The car goes into production in late 2010 but it was raced last year in the 4 hour Nürburgring VLN and this year it was entered in alongside a Lexus IS-F and came 1st in its class.

It’s an impressive car with a stylish interior and a sleek exterior. With a price tag nowhere near Ferrari money but Ferrari like performance, it may be the semi-affordable supercar for the next few years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexus_LFA





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A 4-Door sedan that can reach over 405km/h. Do we need something that fast?

21 10 2009

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Bugatti, maker of the world’s current fastest car the Bugatti Veyron, announced this week their newest concept car – the Bugatti Galibier.

The Galibier takes a new look at the world of high performance super cars, it has four doors. The styling is very similar to the Veyron except the boot and extra set of doors. The announcement of the Galibier comes closely after Porsche released their first sedan, the Panamera which received a hard reception by the diehard 911 fans.

Bugatti claims that the Galibier will have somewhat the same specifications as its big brother but with a larger price tag: around $3.5 Million Australian for its prospective buyers.

It’s a nice idea to have a sedan that can keep up with any modern supercar but the question is, is it practical? But do we really need a sedan that blurs the lines between sedan and F1 car?

 Could you imagine someone driving their kids to school in one of these only to be rear-ended by a North Shore housewife in an Audi Q7 or a Porsche Cayenne? Do we need parents speeding down a main road at 250km/h to get their kids to school in time?

With more and more exotic manufacturers venturing into the family car market, how long till we see a hatchback over taking a Lamborghini on a track?

 

By Nick

 

References

http://www.drive.com.au/Editorial/ArticleDetail.aspx?ArticleID=66039

Picture

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