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Lexus LFA touches down in Singapore

By BenCee on 08 Feb 2011

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By now, you would have read the news that the first unit of the Lexus LFA supercar has arrived in Singapore.
This has to be exciting news for fellow car enthusiasts, for it gives us one more rare supercar to look out for on the roads.

When the LFA first appeared as a concept all those years ago, I have to admit, I wasn't very impressed. The idea of Lexus, owned by Toyota, creating a supercar to rival the likes of Ferrari seemed a bit far-fetched to me at the time.

However, I then managed to catch the car in the metal at the Singapore Motorshow back in 2006, and I was simply taken away. It really is one of those cars (pardon the cliche) where pictures don't do it justice, and it just looks sensational in the flesh.

The LFA had a troubled birth, with Lexus wanting it to be perfect before releasing it to the public. Hence it was only until 2009 when the Japanese carmaker officially announced production of its flagship supercar. In the meantime, the concept car kept making the rounds at various motor shows around the world, leaving the motoring press to speculate when the production car will finally come to fruition, if at all.

I guess the wait was worth it, although at a massive S$1.3 million, only the truly rich and exclusive would really get to know the prowess of this magnificent machine.

For us mere mortals, we can only drool as it passes us by on the roads.

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StevenSteven Feb 08 2011 07:24 PM
Yawn. I wonder if Lexus knows that you've used one of their pictures? Click below if you don't believe me.

http://www.Lexus-LFA.com/

No mention of the unique carbon fibre reinforced plastic cabin? The 10 cylinder 552bhp engine? No, just more 'wow, this car's really great, we're so lucky to have it in little old Singapore'.
Eyke Feb 08 2011 11:38 PM
boring design; drool-worthy? definitely not...
Eyke Feb 09 2011 12:09 AM
i'm sorry, i take that back:

it's not boring, it's extremely ugly!


BenCee Feb 09 2011 09:20 AM
StevenSteven,

Yes I'm sure they do know, because they were the ones who sent me the picture.

You will notice that this is a blog, where people generally post opinions. If you wanted news I have provided a handy link at the start of the post to the news article. Unless you are too caught up to notice the blue underlined words.

You know, I appreciate you waiting for every single one of my blog posts to comment. I actually find it quite entertaining. I bet you would make a brilliant blogger. Why don't you drop us a line sometime? :)
Eyke Feb 09 2011 10:50 AM
I presume u were first "taken aback" by its fugliness,
then "blown away" by its performance --> "taken away"? laugh.gif
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StevenSteven Feb 09 2011 04:59 PM
BenCee....so your opinion on every single car that comes to Singapore is that it's great and Singapore is so lucky to have it? Gee. Thanks. Can't wait for the next piece of startling insight. I guess because it is not 'news' (according to some warped definition that I'm unaware of) then that excuses you from everything. Of course, your 'opinion' would be taken somewhat more seriously if you'd driven the cars in question but I made that point elsewhere already.

By the way, of course it's news, you're talking about new cars to the Market, what else would it be?
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Simonian Feb 09 2011 05:28 PM
I see a small drawback:

1) No driving experience included, and

But press on!

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StevenSteven Feb 09 2011 05:58 PM
Hi Ben. No, I most certainly did not sign up in your blog site. I only post in here and on Autocar (very occasionally) as 12th.

Simon
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Simonian Feb 10 2011 03:05 PM
How can you post an opinion of something you've never seen, experienced or felt?

I'm confused.
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Simonian Feb 10 2011 03:06 PM
That StevenSteven fellow is a troll.

For the Lulz.
Becool73 Feb 22 2011 02:01 PM
Who the hell would pay 1.3mil for a japanese car? DUMB ASSSSSS!
PetrolHead Feb 23 2011 12:58 PM
That's what i thought so too, but apparently all 500 units in the world are sold out, Singapore sold 2 units already, despite our car prices being about 3times more than most countries.
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