The Truth About Cars » LFA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:14:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » LFA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Remember This Top Secret Facility? You Have Been There http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/remember-this-top-secret-facility-you-have-been-there/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/remember-this-top-secret-facility-you-have-been-there/#comments Sat, 16 Feb 2013 17:11:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=477827 After Toyota ended production of the Lexus LFA and closed a chapter of supercar history, National Geographic aired its documentary as part of its Megafactories series. “Up until now, no television cameras have ever been allowed inside this top secret facility,” says the film. The words were carefully chosen. You, the TTAC readers, had been […]

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After Toyota ended production of the Lexus LFA and closed a chapter of supercar history, National Geographic aired its documentary as part of its Megafactories series. “Up until now, no television cameras have ever been allowed inside this top secret facility,” says the film. The words were carefully chosen. You, the TTAC readers, had been […]

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Tokyo Auto Salon: The LFA Roadster That Drives Bloggers Bonkers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/tokyo-auto-show-the-lfa-roadster-that-drives-bloggers-bonkers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/tokyo-auto-show-the-lfa-roadster-that-drives-bloggers-bonkers/#comments Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:37:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=472966 This innocent white car will lead major news outlets astray. It already does. Shown at 2UX3J, or rather the Lexus booth, this LFA roadster concept makes blogs of all stripes, from Jalopnik to our sister publication Autoguide, fantasize about an impending launch in 2014. I am sorry, they have all been misled. A usually highly […]

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This innocent white car will lead major news outlets astray. It already does. Shown at 2UX3J, or rather the Lexus booth, this LFA roadster concept makes blogs of all stripes, from Jalopnik to our sister publication Autoguide, fantasize about an impending launch in 2014. I am sorry, they have all been misled. A usually highly […]

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Sayonara, LFA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/sayonara-lfa/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/sayonara-lfa/#comments Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:58:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=470441 As intimated last week, Toyota’s production of its LFA supercar is coming to an end. On Friday, LFA #500 left the assembly line at the secretive LFA Works in Toyota’s Motomachi plant. After a week of testing, the car will be delivered to its undisclosed owner. The owner is most likely Japanese, because the color […]

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As intimated last week, Toyota’s production of its LFA supercar is coming to an end. On Friday, LFA #500 left the assembly line at the secretive LFA Works in Toyota’s Motomachi plant. After a week of testing, the car will be delivered to its undisclosed owner. The owner is most likely Japanese, because the color […]

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Reader’s Rides: It’s Good To Be Akio Toyoda http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/readers-rides-its-good-to-be-akio-toyoda/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/readers-rides-its-good-to-be-akio-toyoda/#comments Wed, 16 May 2012 14:59:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=444639 Today, I happened to be at Toyota’s Tokyo headquarters in order to personally get to the bottom of numbers nobody seems to care about. There was a minor riot in the usually zen-like lobby of 1-4-18 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku.  TTAC was there to investigate … Toyota employees, who usually pass the cars on display in the […]

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Today, I happened to be at Toyota’s Tokyo headquarters in order to personally get to the bottom of numbers nobody seems to care about. There was a minor riot in the usually zen-like lobby of 1-4-18 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku.  TTAC was there to investigate … Toyota employees, who usually pass the cars on display in the […]

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Vellum Venom: 2012 Lexus LFA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/vellum-venom-2012-lexus-lfa/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/vellum-venom-2012-lexus-lfa/#comments Mon, 09 Apr 2012 11:23:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438864 I understand the need for a luxury car maker to create a super car. It spilled into my drawing books at CCS. But I love Lincolns. To wit: a stand up grille (modeled after the Bugatti EB110), covered headlights (Continental Mark III) , a power dome hood and an-ever-so-slight Continental kit that blended into a […]

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I understand the need for a luxury car maker to create a super car. It spilled into my drawing books at CCS. But I love Lincolns. To wit: a stand up grille (modeled after the Bugatti EB110), covered headlights (Continental Mark III) , a power dome hood and an-ever-so-slight Continental kit that blended into a […]

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How To Build A Lexus LFA Supercar – In Seven Not So Easy Steps http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/how-to-build-a-lexus-lfa-supercar-%e2%80%93-in-seven-not-so-easy-steps/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/how-to-build-a-lexus-lfa-supercar-%e2%80%93-in-seven-not-so-easy-steps/#comments Tue, 06 Dec 2011 16:54:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=421553 Would you like to know how to build one of the world’s fastest (top speed 202 mph) and most agile (Nordschleife time 7:14.64) supercars? If you want to have a look at how the Lexus LFA is built, then you need to buy one. As part of the ownership experience, you become access to the […]

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Would you like to know how to build one of the world’s fastest (top speed 202 mph) and most agile (Nordschleife time 7:14.64) supercars? If you want to have a look at how the Lexus LFA is built, then you need to buy one. As part of the ownership experience, you become access to the […]

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Inside The Lexus LFA: Soon You Will Hear How It Changes The Lexus Brand, Chief Engineer Says http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/inside-the-lexus-lfa-soon-you-will-hear-how-it-changes-the-lexus-brand-chief-engineer-says/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/inside-the-lexus-lfa-soon-you-will-hear-how-it-changes-the-lexus-brand-chief-engineer-says/#comments Thu, 01 Dec 2011 21:34:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=420994 Sometimes, there are perks in this business. Yesterday, I had the biggest perk so far: I saw a  $375,000 (base) supercar in the nude. And I could ask the man who built the LFA what he was thinking. He thinks the LFA could change Lexus as we know it. Haruhiko Tanahashi is the Chief Engineer […]

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Sometimes, there are perks in this business. Yesterday, I had the biggest perk so far: I saw a  $375,000 (base) supercar in the nude. And I could ask the man who built the LFA what he was thinking. He thinks the LFA could change Lexus as we know it. Haruhiko Tanahashi is the Chief Engineer […]

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Nordschleife Mystery: Viper Or Blindworm? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/norschleife-mystery-viper-or-blindworm/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/norschleife-mystery-viper-or-blindworm/#comments Mon, 19 Sep 2011 13:38:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=411628 Last week, news about a Dodge Viper ACR kicking “the ever-living crap out of the Lexus LFA and the Corvette ZR1” (in the matchless and breathless words of Jalopnik) made the rounds trough the webz. At the time, Jack Baruth warned that “there’s no ‘official’ word yet” and mused that the slick boys could have […]

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Last week, news about a Dodge Viper ACR kicking “the ever-living crap out of the Lexus LFA and the Corvette ZR1” (in the matchless and breathless words of Jalopnik) made the rounds trough the webz. At the time, Jack Baruth warned that “there’s no ‘official’ word yet” and mused that the slick boys could have […]

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LFA’s Ring Result Confirmed: 7:14.64 (Video Proof Encl.) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/lfa%e2%80%99s-ring-result-confirmed-714-64/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/lfa%e2%80%99s-ring-result-confirmed-714-64/#comments Wed, 07 Sep 2011 04:25:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410233 After checking the telemetry, and posing for a group shot, it’s official: The Lexus Nürburgring-enhanced LFA did the now common 20.6 kilometer “sport auto” lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife in seven minutes, 14.64 seconds. That’s a hair better than the Donkervoort D8 RS, which completed the same course in 7:14.89 – 5 years ago. It […]

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After checking the telemetry, and posing for a group shot, it’s official: The Lexus Nürburgring-enhanced LFA did the now common 20.6 kilometer “sport auto” lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife in seven minutes, 14.64 seconds. That’s a hair better than the Donkervoort D8 RS, which completed the same course in 7:14.89 – 5 years ago. It […]

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Grudge Match: Reuters Races TTAC! Complete Photo Documentary http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/grudge-match-reuters-races-ttac-complete-photo-documenatry/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/grudge-match-reuters-races-ttac-complete-photo-documenatry/#comments Tue, 06 Sep 2011 16:03:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410389 Reuters is widely considered the best in the business when it comes to the auto beat. They were that before Paul Ingrassia joined Reuters as Deputy Editor-in-Chief. That someone who won the Pulitzer-prize for his coverage of the turmoil at GM took the helm at Reuters only made their coverage better. Amongst the Tokyo auto […]

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Reuters is widely considered the best in the business when it comes to the auto beat. They were that before Paul Ingrassia joined Reuters as Deputy Editor-in-Chief. That someone who won the Pulitzer-prize for his coverage of the turmoil at GM took the helm at Reuters only made their coverage better. Amongst the Tokyo auto […]

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Great Nordschleifen Time In A LFA. A Bad Day For The Blogs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/great-nordschleifen-time-in-a-lfa-a-bad-day-for-the-blogs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/great-nordschleifen-time-in-a-lfa-a-bad-day-for-the-blogs/#comments Sat, 03 Sep 2011 16:15:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410157 While Jack is ranting about blackballing PR flacks and journos with pants on fire, let me warn against journalism by Twitter. Here is a prime example: Today, the interwebs are abuzz about a Lexus LFA setting a new Nordschleifen record. The source: A tweet by Chris Harris of EVO. He wrote: “LFA Nurburgring pack just […]

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While Jack is ranting about blackballing PR flacks and journos with pants on fire, let me warn against journalism by Twitter. Here is a prime example: Today, the interwebs are abuzz about a Lexus LFA setting a new Nordschleifen record. The source: A tweet by Chris Harris of EVO. He wrote: “LFA Nurburgring pack just […]

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Ask The Best And Brightest: Is This Why Ridiculously Fast Cars Exist? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/ask-the-best-and-brightest-is-this-why-ridiculously-fast-cars-exist/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/ask-the-best-and-brightest-is-this-why-ridiculously-fast-cars-exist/#comments Tue, 06 Jul 2010 20:13:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360357 In this day and age, it’s nothing short of a minor miracle that giant multinationals still build cars that are as ridiculously potent and expensive as the LF-A. Especially giant multinationals which have made good headway in recent years with a green-friendly, Prius-powered image. The LFA is rare enough that few non-car-nuts know it exist, […]

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In this day and age, it’s nothing short of a minor miracle that giant multinationals still build cars that are as ridiculously potent and expensive as the LF-A. Especially giant multinationals which have made good headway in recent years with a green-friendly, Prius-powered image. The LFA is rare enough that few non-car-nuts know it exist, […]

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