why does the new Lexus LFA cost so damn much???????
The price is dictated by how many they plan on selling and what it costs to develop and produce the cars. Since the LF-A is such a low volume car (Hand made if I'm not mistaken), it has to be very high priced so Toyota doesn't lose money on it. Unfortunately, Toyota doesn't know how to make an enthusiasts car anymore anyways, so of course they failed at building a supercar.
You need to be making 6 digit figures for a car like LFA or probably a lot more. The insurance, taxes, other running costs are very high for a supercar. I would say a car at a price range of Nissan GTR or BMW M3 probably yes, but Nissan GTR is very expensive to insure, and as for M3 running it could get expensive so its best if you get maybe a car at a level of BMW 335i with M package or Audi S4 (they combine both sports performance with everyday practicality.
Does the new Lexus LFA come in automatic transmission ?
It's not an Automatic in the traditional sense where you put it in drive and go.
It's got paddle shifters, which means you have to pull the paddle to shift up or down.
Unless you put it in fully auto mode.... but who would want to do that?
Does anyone know when the Lexus LFA will be available in the United States?
the LFA will be available in December 2010
you can register it by calling 866 LFA 4794 or 866 532 4794 or go to your lexus dealer
price will start at $375,000.
Yes there are 2 lexus in USA, NONE of those are for sale, Black Lexus is in california for testing, white one is for car reviewers.
I don't know why people are suggesting other cars but again if you think this will be expensive then some other great cars to consider: Audi R8, Nissan GTR, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, BMW M5, Corvette ZR1.
whats the absolute top attainable speed for any Lexus LFA and could any LFA hold a candle to a Veyron?
A Lexus LFA can do around 200 to 202 MPH. and this is stock! Its not really meant for straightline performance but a pure track car!
Toyota really took their time in making the LFA and they did a good job, despite the hardwork people aren't willing to pay so much.
to handle a Veryon, it needs more than 500 bhp per ton. The Lexus LFA has 372 bhp per ton. If the Lexus had twin turbos then probably it would accelerate faster.
each turbo must be stage 3 or higher. (kinda like in Noble M600)
As for beating the Veyron, I would probably lighten the car a bit more, (instead of aluminum body go for carbon fiber, that would probably bring the weight under 3000 lbs.) Add more performance parts, chips, better inlet manifold, intake, camshaft, cylinderheads, etc.
That could definitely beat the SuperSport as well. (I think!)
That should do the trick!
It will mostly be a collectors item with its limited production. You'd have to be insane, or insanely wealthy to modify it.
And to the other poster, there is more to a car's appeal than mere performance numbers.