For the longest time, the Nissan GT-R has held the mantle of ’Asia’s baddest sports car’ only to have a few pretenders come knocking and challenging it for its throne. Whereas most have failed in doing so, one car has arrived that is poised to take the title off of the GT-R. That, of course, is the Lexus LF-A. It’s Godzilla versus Mothra all over again in an all-Japan free for all!

Fortunately, Motor Trend managed to pit these two Japanese titans against each other in a friendly little quarter-mile sprint to the finish line. Despite the large disparity in price tags - the LF-A sells for $400,000 while the GT-R comes at about 1/5th of the price at around $85,000 - the race should be a little more competitive than what the pricing suggests, especially since both cars come with their own decidedly unique advantages.

Check out how the race unfolds and since we’re not keen on giving away spoilers, we’ll settle for a little teaser instead:

The race was close. Very close.


Source: Motor Trend

Kirby Garlitos
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  (119) posted on 02.3.2011

Even the LF-A had difficulty beating the GT-R and it took toyota 10 years to build it. That says something about the GT-R.

  (442) posted on 11.8.2010

I don’t think that I can take seeing the Lexus looses against the GT-R..

  (134) posted on 11.5.2010

Both cars are respective in their own. Even if the Nissan Gt-R is more cheaper than the Lexus..the guy already build his name..

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