I don’t know how this never occurred to me but the closest thing to a Porsche 959 from recent years is the Lexus LFA.
The Lexus LFA supercar was almost beyond comprehension. Jalopnik bossman Patrick George once described it perfectly “Its name stands for Lexus Fucking Awesome.” Lexus knows we want another one, but will they ever build it? Well, it hasn’t said yes, but it hasn’t closed the door either.
We did it, internet! With your help, we successfully tracked down the last 12 unsold, brand-new Lexus LFAs. Here are the cars we found. Also, guess what? There are more than 12.
I’m not really one for superstitions or auspicious number sequences, but they stopped the Lexus LFA’s production in December 2012 and we learned earlier this week that there are 12 unsold ones floating around in dealerships across the U.S. Twelve, 12 and 12. This deserves some digging.
Your eyes do not deceive you. That’s a Lamborghini Murcielago going head to head with a Lexus LFA in a professional drift battle.
In the briefest of moments, while while firing off a gear change at 9000 RPM with the banshee-like V10 wailing in my ears, I caught a glimpse of that L-shaped Lexus logo on the steering wheel. And as I gripped the wheel to wrest the car through the winding road, I wondered if I had somehow woken up in a parallel…
You might remember the Lexus LFA in Japan that was rescued from a flood and given a Toyota NASCAR V8 heart transplant. Here it is tandem drifting through the forest.
The flood-salvaged Lexus LFA with a NASCAR V8 and a manual transmission is finally shredding proper.
Here’s a cool little precision driving thing from Lexus. They drift an LFA between four other cars, two of them racers.
If you're one of the lucky LFA owners in Europe, you have to take your car to TMG for every oil change. It's a nice drive, but if you're too busy, I'm willing to help. See my email address below, ok?
It only now occurs to me that the first decade of the 21st century is behind us, and we might as well reflect on its greatest cars now that we have a little perspective.
Making new design sketches or even full-sized clay models is relatively cheap compared to the millions of dollars wasted when a carmaker decides to ditch a fundamental part of their already half-developed car, only start all over again. Yet the latter just keeps happening.
So I'm sitting on the couch the other day, minding my own business and eating animal crackers, when it strikes me like a cartoon anvil: the Lexus LFA is the worst halo car that has ever existed.
The Ferrari F40 is my favorite supercar from the eighties. The Lexus LFA is my favorite modern supercar. This guy has both, and more.
Cars produce thousands of data points every second, yet we've been trained to believe that a car should give us information with these tiny mechanical gauges that mostly hover somewhere in the middle. Boring. Here are ten cars that use the best technology available to communicate all the data a car produces.
One of the most amazing things about the Lexus LFA wasn't even a part of the car. It was the massive, state of the art loom Toyota created to weave the carbon fiber that comprised the LFA's body. Now, if you're in England, you can get a glimpse of it at the London Design Museum.
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I was pleasantly surprised last week to learn that the 2014 Lexus IS, unlike most Lexuses, is not a total snoozemobile. It's actually pretty good. But it's got nothing on this bad boy: the 553-horsepower Lexus LFA.