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Lexus LF-A – best car ever driven +video

Mon, 12 Oct 2009

Lexus LF-A - the best car ever?

Update 21/9/09: Lexus has now revealed the LF-A

Thomas Bangma is a Dutch motoring journalist. He’s driven most of what is worth driving and he’s of the opinion – having spent time behind the wheel of the new Lexus LF-A – that it’s the best car he’s ever driven.

We’ve turned up a video on YouTube of Thomas talking about his drive. He doesn’t mention the LF-A by name, but that’s what he’s talking about. The video has obviously been ‘Got at’ by Lexus as he mentions what a shame it is that Lexus are only going to produce 500. That bit’s been bleeped, but you don’t really need to be a world-class lip-reader to work it out.

Lexus are promising a ‘Supercar’ at the Tokyo Motor Show. A supercar that ‘epitomises the purest form of driving exhilaration and performance’. Which seems to be confirmed by Thomas’ impressions of the LF-A. And we have no reason to doubt that Thomas is anything other than an impartial journo.

What we do know of the LF-A is certainly very promising. Apart from the usual Lexus attention to detail and build quality – which should make the LF-A an everyday-drive supercar – the new Lexus will come equipped with a new V10 which will be good for something well over 500bhp – and probably approaching 600bhp. The same engine should also make an appearance in the new Lotus Esprit.

Thomas rates the LF-A alongside cars like the McLaren F1 and Pagani Zonda. Which is setting the bar pretty high.

We’ll find out soon enough. But it’s getting very interesting.

By Cars UK