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View Poll Results: Lexus LFA
Sub Zero 8 18.18%
Cool 17 38.64%
Uncool 14 31.82%
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Lexus LFA

It was designed from the start to be a world class supercar. LFA stands for Lexus Fuji Apex. Only 500 are to be made and it costs €368,000 in the UK.

Engine: 1LR-GSE 72º V10
Displacement: 4,805 cc
Aspiration: Natural:
Power: 552 bhp (412 kW) @ 8,700 rpm
Torque: 354 lb·ft @ 6,800 rpm
Configuration: Front-mid-engined, rear-wheel drive
Weight: 1,480 kilo (3,262.8 lbs)
0 - 60 mph: 3.6 seconds
0 - 100 mph: 7.6 seconds
Top speed: 202 mph (325 km/h)
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Cool, but absurdly expensive.
 
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Deary me!

It's pig ugly, ridiculously priced, has a name that smacks of golf clubs and freemasons' halls, and I'd be embarassed to be seen getting out of it. It's so uncool it's possibly the least cool car we've ever had. If it was better than a Reventon but cost £75 grand it still wouldn't be cool but it would have some credibility. As it is it's just stupid.
 
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It's ugly as sin, wayyyyy too expensive but above all it's a Lexus :headbang: cannot be cool ever.
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Its old folks like you two that hold back automotive design. You're the reason everything is a 'retro modern classic' like the fiat 500 and new mini.
 
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I like it, from me
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Well, I don't like it either! Sooo ugly and looks cheap....don't care how fast it is...!

Nothing can beat Italian styling
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Its old folks like you two that hold back automotive design. You're the reason everything is a 'retro modern classic' like the fiat 500 and new mini.
I was also responsible for the downfall of Rover/BL/MG apparently. It has been well documented on here. Who knew I had such influence?

However, there's no sign o the blue oval starting to make a modern car in the shape of a MK1 Escort so not everyone is listening.
 
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I can well understand how you could bring down BL. You're that sort of person

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Its old folks like you two that hold back automotive design. You're the reason everything is a 'retro modern classic' like the fiat 500 and new mini.
I'm flattered you think I have so much power over car design
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Priced close to the McMerc SLR and Porsche Carrera GT, far uglier than either, slower than both. Has silly exhaust pipes and is actually pig ****ing ugly anyway. Plus its engine is too small. Should be at least 11.3 litres and be a W27 and a half with 17 turbos. I may be being silly now. But its still uncool
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(and yes, you too have shifty eyes)
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Credit to Toyota, sorry "Lexus", for making such a bold concept into reality but it just isn't a cool car.

Dramatic shape, lots of clever features and a big price tag don't make it cool. Sorry Munky, it has nothing to do with holding back design.

However I agree Keithyboy's eyes are worryingly unusual. But I think that's because he's a civil servant, they are issued with them when they get taken on. I like the idea of him destroying all of the British motor industry - it has merit I'm sure he made a disparaging remark about Tuscans just before TVR went belly up. I've also seen his crayoned drawings for a Jaguar pick up looking like a 1950's Ford jobbie that he had smuggled into their design centre. This warrants more investigation. The man's an evil genius!


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Cool like a Manga cartoon character.

Specifically one of those girls with very big, er, eyes and an absurdly tight blouse.
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Uncool, not because of its looks, but because of the sheer amount of technology employed in it.
 
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Nobody's mentioned it's called a Lexus Alfa. It deserves some marks off for that, as well as for being so techno-nerdy that Toyota make a loss on every one they sell.
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Nobody's mentioned it's called a Lexus Alfa.
Where did you learn that??
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Where did you learn that??
I think that's a reasonable joe-public reading of 'LFA', and one that your mates are gonna hassle you about before they come to the conclusion that 'LFA' clearly stands for 'Lexus Fuji Apex'. If you were shortening 'Alfa' to fit on your cringeworthy personalised license plate, you'd come up with 'SXYLFA', 'LFA2NV' etc.
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I think that's a reasonable joe-public reading of 'LFA', and one that your mates are gonna hassle you about before they come to the conclusion that 'LFA' clearly stands for 'Lexus Fuji Apex'. If you were shortening 'Alfa' to fit on your cringeworthy personalised license plate, you'd come up with 'SXYLFA', 'LFA2NV' etc.
Still, where did you read that or learn about it? I'd like to know.
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Still, where did you read that or learn about it? I'd like to know.
Fine. You got me. I came up with it myself. I've never heard it anywhere else.
I missed the part where we got told that 'LFA' stood for Lexus Fuji Apex. All I was aware of was that they'd taken to referring to their recent attempts at styling as "L-Finesse" and that "F" was to denote their sports models. These two things did not explain 'LFA' for me, so my conclusion was "Lexus Alfa? Hah, in your dreams Toyota. What's next, Lexus 4RE? Stick to Corollas.."
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I'd say it's cool but deff not subzero ! too geeky for my taste.
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Brilliant car, just not cool though.
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