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post #1 of 15 Old 10-22-2007, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Persuit of Perfection: Lexus to show new SUV and sports car concepts at Tokyo show

Lexus announced it will display two concept vehicles and six production vehicles at the 40th Tokyo Motor Show. The show will be open to the general public from Oct. 27 to Nov. 11.

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post #2 of 15 Old 10-22-2007, 09:24 PM
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Wow, our announcertron is slow. Ive been drooling over the IS-F production prototype for sometime now. The other one is the supra/celica look thing that has been spied track testing all over. The production vehicles are no surprise.


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The IS-F is sweet, and if they could keep it sub-$35k I'd seriously consider it with the Camaro. However, given the prices of the already available IS250 and IS350 and the fact that the IS-F will be a limited-production car, I don't see it for under $40k, sadly.

Jinx, which other Lexus concept are you talking about? The LF-A promises to mean business.

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The IS-F is sweet, and if they could keep it sub-$35k I'd seriously consider it with the Camaro. However, given the prices of the already available IS250 and IS350 and the fact that the IS-F will be a limited-production car, I don't see it for under $40k, sadly.

Jinx, which other Lexus concept are you talking about? The LF-A promises to mean business.
The badass LF-A was it. V10 right? If so, badass.


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The badass LF-A was it. V10 right? If so, badass.
Yes, 500+ hp V10. Yummy.

I predict surreal pricing, though, so I'll dream of a a slightly less unreachable goal (early 'vert 5th-gen Camaro) tonight.

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Well the IS-F is something that gets the blood flowing. A 5.0L DOHC engine dont right. 400hp is nice, but the factory suspension, brakes, and styling is pure sex. I like to see this car trigger a GM to kick it up with a GXP G8 to make it interesting. But if the car is in the 40k range, ill be surprised. Every IS series car ive built on the lexus website lands in the 40k area. Im thinking a 60k car. But then again, its a lexus, with lexus pricing, luxury, quality, and precision. If a GXP G8 was to be released with a Ls3 and upgraded equipment; its still prolly wouldnt be in this IS-F's league (handling and luxy feel).

As for the LF-A, that car prolly be in the 100k range. I do find it unusual that toyota/lexus is playing the game with N/A larger displacement engines. I was expecting V6s with S/C or turbo induction, like most japanese companies are doing. It seems in the last part of this decade that all automakers are trying to get in the big three's ball game.


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Hundai is also doing a rwd V8 coupe and sedan.

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The IS F is a nice car. Way too pricey for me. I think it is up in the $40K range.
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As for the LF-A, that car prolly be in the 100k range. I do find it unusual that toyota/lexus is playing the game with N/A larger displacement engines. I was expecting V6s with S/C or turbo induction, like most japanese companies are doing. It seems in the last part of this decade that all automakers are trying to get in the big three's ball game.
Well, they may just be tired of being branded as a typical Japanese car maker with tiny engines. They haven't had a proper beast since they killed the Supra, and if they manage release an NA beast, think what it will be capable of doing with forced induction...

I read an article a while ago about a company in New Mexico turning Supras into 1052hp cars. It's been a disappointment that Toyota has let so much time pass without having a proper machine with such potential. It's time they get back on track.

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