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Tuesday 14th July 2009

Video: Lexus LF-A Laps Goodwood

New Japanese supercar captured on film around the classic Goodwood racing circuit


Moments before PistonHeads turned up to drive the fabulous Lexus LF-A racer at Goodwood last week, the Japanese race team was out on the track with a film crew and on-board cameras to capture these terrific videos.

Naturally we could have filmed our own laps in the LF-A using our extensive outside broadcast resources, but even with Chris-R at the wheel of the racer it's unlikely Garlick could have kept up for long on the PH team bicycle...


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golders

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saw this at the Goodwood FOS the other week.

Looks nice.

Bit strange the race version is out and about before the production version though.

Edited by golders on Tuesday 14th July 14:53

Arun_D

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golders said:
saw this at the Goodwood FOS the other week.

Looks nice.

Bit strange the race version is out and about before the production version though.

Edited by golders on Tuesday 14th July 14:53
The LF-A road to production has been long and tedious. Not only has this racer version been in the Nurburgring 24hrs for the last couple of years, but also Lexus revealed a convertible version at some high-brow concours event last year as well, I think. All way before there was any confirmation of production.

Edited by Arun_D on Tuesday 14th July 14:59

j_s14a

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Testing the water I think. Toyota have been stung badly when launching expensive sports cars before (ie the mkIV Supra in the UK)

Great looking car though. That V10 sounds glorious! I hope they don't mute it too much.

steveeriches@aol

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Very VERY slow laps though !

HeavySoul

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Brilliant. Now hurry up and sign the road version off will you Toyota. It has taken too long and the GT-R needs some proper home grown competition soon.

It looks fantastic underneath all the sponsorship logos and sounds fantastic so lets hope they keep the V10 uninfluenced by silly little 'laws'.

We have already lost the NSX so hurry up before legislation and accountancy foils the plans smile
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dinkel

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HeavySoul said:
. . . the GT-R needs some proper home grown competition soon.

. . . lost the NSX so hurry up . . .
A reliable sportscar, a quick one, a V10 . . . wow.

Frimley111R

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Arun_D said:
golders said:
saw this at the Goodwood FOS the other week.

Looks nice.

Bit strange the race version is out and about before the production version though.

Edited by golders on Tuesday 14th July 14:53
The LF-A road to production has been long and tedious. Not only has this racer version been in the Nurburgring 24hrs for the last couple of years, but also Lexus revealed a convertible version at some high-brow concours event last year as well, I think. All way before there was any confirmation of production.

Edited by Arun_D on Tuesday 14th July 14:59
+1 It's so old it is almost due for replacement. I don't think Toyota have the balls for anything other than ultra dull general transport any more. Why they bother with F1 is beyond me, they are the dullest and largest car company in the world, F1 isn't going to make their cars any more desirable!

dinkel

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How nice was that Supra . . .

Gazboy

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j_s14a said:
Testing the water I think. Toyota have been stung badly when launching expensive sports cars before (ie the mkIV Supra in the UK)

Great looking car though. That V10 sounds glorious! I hope they don't mute it too much.
The UK was only allocated 600 cars yet TUK sold 680 examples.
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