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Wednesday, May 21, 2008


We expect Lexus' supercar, the LF-A, to feature a V10. We expect the V10 to produce at least 500 horsepower. And now, is reporting an expected price in the USA of $225,000. Indeed, a product planning manager with Lexus says the price will begin with the digit '2'. 

Don't get your hopes up for $29,995. Lexus is attacking Ferrari with this vehicle, and the attack doesn't involve undercutting the Italian magnates in the manner of the Ford GT. Over the long lifespan of Lexus/Toyota supercar talk and the evolving LF-A and LF-A convertible concepts, talk has ranged from a V8 (to connect a Toyota supercar to Toyota's F1 effort) to a $170,000 pricetag to a 7:24 time around the Nurburgring in a 4.8L V10-powered LF-A development car with 552 horsepower. 

In other words, rumour and hype play heavily into the conversation. 

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