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Old 12-18-2012, 01:06 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by bal00 View Post
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+.
If you look at it that narrowly, then no. You have to look at the whole package, materials, innovations, sound, feel, touch. LFA is not a magazine race winner.
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