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Old 12-17-2012, 11:57 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by manticus View Post
Image was part of it, technical achievements is the other side. There are sports cars that are trying to show off practical performance on a budget (GTRs, Corvettes) and supercars intended to broaden the imagination at ridiculous prices (McLaren F1, LFA, Zonda).
I'm not sure it really was such a big technical achievement.

2006 BMW M6 ($100k)
500 hp V10, 7-speed SMG, front engine, RWD
3900 lb, 191.8" length, 109.5" wheelbase

2012 Lexus LFA ($376k)
552 hp V10, 6-speed SMG, front engine, RWD
3570 lb, 177.0" length, 102.6" wheelbase

Seems like a lot of money and effort to build what's essentially an M6+.
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