Ask The Best And Brightest: Is This Why Ridiculously Fast Cars Exist?

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

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, let alone associate it with their new ES350. It costs $375k a pop and Toyota still loses money on each one built. In fact, thus far, only this video (a promotional shoot by Lexus Europe at the 2010 Goodwood Festival Of Speed) comes close to properly explaining why this car was built (starting at around the 1:10 mark). In fact, I challenge anyone to come up with a more concise argument for the continued existence of hugely expensive, hugely fast cars.

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  • Carve Carve on Jul 07, 2010

    That driver is fast- especially when it comes to changing into and out of his jump suit. He can do it while driving between the pit and the track!

  • Oboylepr Oboylepr on Jul 07, 2010

    Absolutely Gorgeous looking car! CTSv looks like a brick with wheels by comparison!

  • Jacksonbart Jacksonbart on Jul 07, 2010

    I am surprised they where not wearing helmets and in her case a fire retardant suit, those polyester no wrinkle slacks would go up in an instant. Was this the same model that a test driver was killed in recently? "No more yanky my wanky.. The Donger needs food".

  • Panzerfaust Panzerfaust on Jul 09, 2010

    Why do ridiculously fast cars exist? If you have to ask the question, you'll never understand the answer.