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    Thumbs up rumormill: Lexus LF-A to cost as high as $225k

    I would like to think this is only speculation, but who knows.

    Edmunds Inside Line

    PASADENA, California — After three auto show appearances and the occasional spy photo and video from Germany's high-speed Nürburgring test circuit, it's no secret that the Lexus LF-A supercar concept is headed for production. With an estimated 500 horsepower coming from the LF-A's 5.0-liter V10, we didn't expect the Lexus to come cheap, but Inside Line has learned that the car will carry a price tag over $200,000.

    Ben Mitchell, corporate product planning manager for Lexus, confirmed that the price of the carbon-fiber supercar "will begin with a two." And another Lexus source in Japan told Inside Line the price may be as high as $225,000.

    Shown in both coupe and roadster forms, the LF-A will first launch as a coupe. Roadster versions will be priced even higher. Both body styles are approximately 2 inches shorter and an inch narrower than the 483-hp Ferrari F430, with a similarly sized wheelbase. A 2007 Ferrari F430 Spider costs $211,525.

    Although final specifications have not yet been released, Lexus says the LF-A will reach a top speed over 200 mph.

    What this means to you: Lexus is gunning for the Italians with the LF-A, and it's not going to cut any corners in its quest to deliver a legitimate supercar. — Kelly Toepke, News Editor
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    Funny you should post this. I was speaking to my friend back home who is the Son of the Toyota Dealer in Bahrain, and we were having a chat about a possible purchase of LX570 or a Diesel Land Cruiser and the LF-A was mentioned he said that the cost will be high and a 200-220k was the price being talked about. He jokingly said who would pay for it. My answer to him was I would as I think the car will be very well made

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    I'm sure it will be a well conceived supercar, but the target demo will suffer from sticker shock if they price it above the 430 IMO. They should lose a few bux selling the coupe, let the enthusiasts hype it up (if it deserves the street cred) and they'll make a killing on when they release the spider, not to mention keep resale from tanking.
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    obviously, the performance will be there but will it have the intangibles? the feel and sound of an exotic? a very curious car...

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    I'm wondering how it will perform. There are a ton of speculations. Although $200k is kind of much.

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    200K, for a Toyota. Hmmmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by M3-ADDICT View Post
    200K, for a Toyota. Hmmmmmm
    considering how shitty my "fine german engineering" reliability has been, i'd have no problem spending that much on a toyota (if i could justify spending $200k on a new car.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by carendt242 View Post
    considering how shitty my "fine german engineering" reliability has been, i'd have no problem spending that much on a toyota (if i could justify spending $200k on a new car.)

    - chuck
    Chuck, which car are you having issues with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carendt242 View Post
    considering how shitty my "fine german engineering" reliability has been, i'd have no problem spending that much on a toyota (if i could justify spending $200k on a new car.)

    - chuck
    Hmmmm, what is your car?

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    996tt - and i'm not even talking about mods - i'm talking about things that should just work for the lifetime of a car (like, say, the door locks, the gas filler tube, the gas gauge, the ECU, and various other retarded ill-fated engineering decisions made by the germans.)

    i love my car but, despite being a pretty quiet and calm person, i could rant on the design faults of the 996tt for a day or two.

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