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 |  Nov 07 2013, 11:00 AM

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The stories about Toyota and BMW’s joint sports car feasibility study have always revolved around the thought that Toyota would release a Supra successor, while BMW would finally replace its Z4 with a new, bigger model.  Continue Reading…

 |  Jan 07 2013, 8:10 AM

Critics called it overpriced, but that didn’t stop Lexus from selling all 500 of its $375,000 LFA supercars. A shaky global economy, however, may put an end to the car’s successor.

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 |  Apr 16 2012, 9:03 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The automotive industry is a global business that is constantly evolving and growing, and we here at AutoGuide know it can be hard to keep up sometimes. So here is a summary of the top stories you may have missed this week:

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Ford Plans Carbon Fiber Future to Help Shed Up to 750 Pounds Per Car

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Lotus Press Release Addresses Media Controversy Head-On

Throwing a curve ball right down the media’s throat, Lotus issued a

 

 

2015 Ford Mustang Confirmed for Global Sale

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Lexus LFA II Rumors: Twice the Car, Twice the Price

The Lexus LFA is undoubtedly a supercar, but many criticized its lofty $375,000… 

 

 

Five Injured in GM Tech Center Battery Lab Explosion – Video

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 |  Apr 11 2012, 10:31 AM

The Lexus LFA is undoubtedly a supercar, but many criticized its lofty $375,000 price tag.

When compared to its performance rivals that figure seems downright excessive. After all, for $225,000 you can land a Ferrari 458 Italia or for $90,000 there’s the Nissan GT-R. Then again, at this level you’re paying as much for exclusivity as for price and with just 500 units ever made, and the fact that the LFA is undoubtedly Japan’s first ever supercar, the automaker had no trouble finding buyers.

Based on that car’s success and Toyota’s newfound performance spirit under the leadership of CEO Akio Toyoda, Lexus is already preparing a successor that will be vastly more impressive in terms of performance. It will also be vastly more expensive.

Our well-connected source was informed by a senior Toyota executive who prefers to remain anonymous that plans for an LFA II are currently in the works. The new supercar has been described as twice the car, with a significantly higher performance level. To match that new performance, pricing will climb steeply, into the range of $800,000 to one million dollars.

Like the LFA it will be an exclusive product, but even more so than the original, with plans to produce just 100 units.

GALLERY: Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition

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 |  Jun 01 2011, 6:02 PM

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Those that have been fortunate enough to witness the Lexus LFA’s brilliance first hand know just how potent and magnificent of a machine it is. Even though some will debate whether or not it’s worth the price tag, we’re pretty confident owners are more than satisfied with their purchase.

Be that as it may, Lexus is reportedly already working on a new version of the car, code named LFA II. While a successor is possible, the car is rumored to actually be a higher performance version of the wild Japanese exotic.

No details are available, but you can be sure that if Lexus is planning an even more capable LFA, it’s sure to come with an even steeper price tag.

GALLERY: Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition

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[Source: Best Car via Autoblog]