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      06-01-2011, 01:42 AM   #23
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Lexus = 0 F1 World Championships and 0 Supercar Heritage.

Still, nice novelty car.
Pagani seemingly appeared in the marketplace and started making supercars. Koenigsegg too. They are both credible manufacturers in my eyes. Lexus has done the same thing.
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Pagani seemingly appeared in the marketplace and started making supercars. Koenigsegg too. They are both credible manufacturers in my eyes. Lexus has done the same thing.

True, to a certain degree. The thing about Pagani and Koenigsegg are, they ONLY built supercars. That gave them that prestige of being a supercar maker. Lexus, on the otherhand, has always been known as the higher-class versions of the economical Toyota.


Its similar to Chrysler trying to create a supercar, and then charging $400k for it. They never had that supercar prestige from the start like Pagani and Koenigsegg did.
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Pagani seemingly appeared in the marketplace and started making supercars. Koenigsegg too. They are both credible manufacturers in my eyes. Lexus has done the same thing.
Come on, you cant build this alongside a $30,000 Camry and expect people to not raise the brand issue.
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Being a fan of Honda engines, I requested that they consider building for the F1 a 4.5 liter V10 or V12. I asked, I tried to persuade them, but in the end could not convince them to do it, and the McLaren F1 ended up with a BMW engine.
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True, to a certain degree. The thing about Pagani and Koenigsegg are, they ONLY built supercars. That gave them that prestige of being a supercar maker. Lexus, on the otherhand, has always been known as the higher-class versions of the economical Toyota.


Its similar to Chrysler trying to create a supercar, and then charging $400k for it. They never had that supercar prestige from the start like Pagani and Koenigsegg did.
Hey, they tried! Too bad the ME 412 never made production
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Hey, they tried! Too bad the ME 412 never made production

Agreed, I wish they brought that car into production.
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It is a very cool car, but still a Lexus
i can't believe people still spout this nonsense
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Hey, they tried! Too bad the ME 412 never made production

If it would have, Germany might have won the war.


OP, thanks for the pics. Very cool. I would get a different supercar, but I wouldn't kick this one outa bed for shatting on my leg.
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At this event there were MANY Lambos and Ferraris in the same parking lot. Let me tell you, this car had more people standing around than other exotic cars. Being that it's VERY exclusive, I would love to own one.
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