2011 Lexus LFA First Drive and Video
Lexus LFA Spy Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJ6eQJByfbM
Lexus LFA Concept @ 2007 Detroit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2rVP-vRy4Y
Lexus LFA @ 2009 Tokyo Auto Show: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBQUDO0pltY
Third gear and the throttle pedal is nailed to the 2011 Lexus LFA's carbon-fiber bulkhead. The 4.8-liter V10 is rotating 8,000 times per minute and still you don't have to change gear as the 552 horses from Japan are pulling in unison. Now 9,000 rpm and the pistons are traveling at 82 feet per second, so flick the right-side shift paddle and feel the jolt as the automated manual transmission's solitary clutch completes the gearchange.
Porsche Turbo Hits the Estoril Circuit in Portugal
2010 Porsche turbo First Drive Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMnzPMEU9rk
2010 Porsche 911 turbo First Drive:
For our second day of lapping at Estoril, we found a brand-new set of rear tires (about $350 each) on the very same car. We also discovered the car's dynamics completely transformed for the better.
Scary Thrills: 2009 Campagna T-Rex Road Tested by Inside Line
2009 Campagna T-Rex 1400R Full Test and Video
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Campagna Motors builds its line of three-wheelers by hand in Montreal, Quebec (what is it about Quebec and three-wheelers; there's the Can-Am Spyder, too). The chassis of the T-Rex is constructed from 1.5-inch tubular steel and then covered in fiberglass body panels. This three-wheeler utilizes a double-wishbone suspension at each front wheel and a traditional motorcycle-style swingarm in the rear. Mounted behind the driver and passenger is a 197-hp, 1,352cc inline-4 engine and six-speed sequential manual transmission lifted from the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14 — one of the quickest and most powerful motorcycles made today.
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Once we received confirmation that the 2011 BMW 5 Series was headed for the 2010 Geneva Auto Show, we knew it wouldn't be long before prototypes of the 2011 BMW M5 arrived at the Nürburgring.
NSX Unleashed: 2011 Acura NSX Finally Hits the Nürburgring
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The latest prototype of the 2011 Acura NSX has finally hit the Nürburgring and it's looking — and sounding — better than ever. Unlike the previous prototypes — which were nothing more than cobbled-together test mules built from the S2000 platform — this NSX has bodywork that looks close to production specification.
Although the design of the original concept didn't get favorable reviews, it appears as though Acura has stuck with similar styling for the production car. Instead of going for an all-out sports car, Acura is aiming for high-end GTs instead. Think Aston Martin DB9, not Nissan GT-R. As a result, Acura has abandoned its former midengine concept and adopted a traditional front-engine 2+2 layout. The company is after prestige, not just speed.
That said, the 2011 Acura NSX is still expected to offer supercar performance. According to our sources in Japan, Takeo Fukui, Honda's CEO, has tasked his R&D team with building an NSX that's faster around the Nürburgring than both the 2009 Nissan GT-R and the upcoming Lexus LF-A.
Sounds optimistic, but according to our shooters Honda is already close to its goal. One hand timed lap came in at 7:37, just 8 seconds longer than the GT-R's fastest lap. Not bad considering that this was Honda's first trip to the Nürburgring with this prototype.
Credit the NSX's formidable new power plant, a 5.5-liter V10 with as much as 550 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. The engine is a slightly larger version of the V8 that Honda will use for the next-generation rear-wheel-drive RL sedan, and it will use cylinder deactivation under light loads for maximum efficiency. Additional efficiency gains will come from the use of an eight-speed automatic transmission that will feature shift paddles on the steering wheel.
Getting all this power to the ground will be a challenge in a front-engine car, so the new NSX will employ a modified version of Honda's Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive (SH-AWD) system. Packaging could be tight, however, with the big V10 up front. A combination of steel and aluminum will be used for the chassis that will form the basis for what looks like a relatively small car.
We have reports of NSX mules being tested in the U.S. alongside the Aston Martin DB9, Mercedes-Benz SL550 and the Porsche 911 turbo, so this should tell you about the kind of car the NSX will become. There's still time for changes, though, as the 2011 Acura NSX isn't expected to go on sale until late 2010. Who knows what Nissan and Lexus will have on the road by then, but from the sound of it, Honda is making sure that the NSX won't be lagging behind.
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"No! You did it again. Never let the car roll." That's what Mike den Tandt, my 20-something German instrukteur, said as we caught the tail of the 2010 Porsche 911 turbo with much more than a dab of opposite lock.
200 MPH in a Lexus LFA
After getting numbers on the Dyno, we shift the 2012 Lexus LFA into top gear to find out how fast she'll go.
Read the full story here: http://www.motortrend.com/features/performance/1005_200_mph_in_a_lexus_lfa/index.html
Shot by: Jim Gleason
Edited by: Jim Gleason
its a 8 million dollar baby and the special attraction is that car is hand made
Lexus LFA: a symphony of sound (SkiddPlayer TV)
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Most of us will never get the chance to drive the LFA (although Top Gear's Stig took it around the Dunsfold test track yesterday), but after Lexus uploaded a few sound clips to their microsite (http://www.lexus-lfa.com/) we felt compelled to bring them all together into a single 75 second symphony.
We think that it sounds a lot like a Carrera GT, and whatever you think of the LFA, you surely can't deny that it sounds pretty special...
Lexus LFA Special Appearance at Cars & Coffee
Special appearance of the production 2011 Lexus LFA at Cars & Coffee. This is the first time the car was shown publicly on the streets!
(November 21, 2009 / Irvine, CA)
R.I.P. Hiromu Naruse, chief test driver for Toyota and the "Godfather" of the Lexus LFA, who passed away after a fatal crash on 6/23 outside the Nürburgring. Having worked with Toyota for over 40 years, Naruse contributed greatly to the development of many iconic cars, including the 2000GT, Supra, and current LFA supercar.
2012 Lexus LFA - CAR and DRIVER
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