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Would you buy a $375,000 Toyota?



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Only 500 will ever be built worldwide, and each will be assembled to customer order, offering a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of a small, exclusive group of individuals,. said Mark Templin, Lexus division group vice president and general manager.

What about performance? The LFA is a rear-wheel drive sports car with a 4.8-liter V-10 that puts out 552 horsepower. Top speed 202 miles per hour, with a six-speed gearbox and paddle shifters.

The car is all about stunning weight reduction. Lightweight aluminum alloy suspension components are complemented by carbon ceramic brake discs. The body is carbon fiber reinforced polymer. It's going to be done in-house: Rather than outsource this sophisticated materials technology, the LFA team is developing its own carbon-fiber processes for ultimate quality control and to make a sound engineering investment in the future.

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If my garage was already filled with Ferarris, Lambos and a few Bentleys, sure, why not.

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I sat in one at Goodwood and spoke with the designer and the guy setting it up to be raced and tested at the Nurburgring. And yes I would buy one.

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If I had a choice between an $80k GT-R and this...I would probably take the GT-R.

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I wonder if they will have the floor mat issue fixed with this car. Or will they still use zip ties?

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I wonder if they will have the floor mat issue fixed with this car. Or will they still use zip ties?
No floormats - to save weight lol
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For that kind of money it better give blow job as well...
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They will be carbon fiber zip ties.

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For the money, there are other cars that appeal to me more, personally.

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hmmm... only $375k?? That's supposed to be exclusive? Puhleeeeeze
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hmmm... only $375k?? That's supposed to be exclusive? Puhleeeeeze
I think the fact that only 500 are being made makes it exclusive.
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I think the fact that only 500 are being made makes it exclusive.
hmmm make 2 and it will be exclusive. One for me and one for you and make the price tag one hundred millions!
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I wouldn't buy a $10,000 Toyota, nonetheless a $375,000 one.
I don't know a Single Turbo Supra will own most anything you will come up against on the streets and can be found for around 30K.

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If I had a choice between an $80k GT-R and this...I would probably take the GT-R.
Ditto.

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I don't know a Single Turbo Supra will own most anything you will come up against on the streets and can be found for around 30K.
A single turbo aircooled vw beetle will take on your single turbo rice and 0wnz it. And cost less than 30k
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A single turbo aircooled vw beetle will take on your single turbo rice and 0wnz it. And cost less than 30k
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A single turbo aircooled vw beetle will take on your single turbo rice and 0wnz it. And cost less than 30k
LOL if it did that would be cool as hell. I do know that there is a quad turbo VW out there than is disgusting fast and costs more than some castles.

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