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Video: Top Gear drives the Lexus LF-A

Video: Top Gear drives the Lexus LF-A

It came as no surprise when the BBC’s acclaimed automotive crew at Top Gear got behind the wheel of the all new Lexus LF-A super car. Spending over 9 years on the drawing board, the LF-A is virtually an engineer’s wet dream with a body painstakingly crafted from carbon fiber and the bark of an F1 car, however it still wears a Lexus badge, a fact that Richard Hammond had quite a hard time getting over.

Powered by a purpose built 4.8 Liter V10 that is the size of a V8 and weighs about as much as a V6, the 560 HP LF-A can rocket from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 202 MPH. The super car’s interior is filled with trick items like a single large diameter digital gauge and carbon fiber steering wheel as well as a lightweight stereo system that is guaranteed to make any of the 500 lucky owners able to plop down nearly half a Million dollars for one fell like a kid in a candy store.

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