Lexus LFA Places Fourth in EVO Car of the Year


Lexus LFA EVO Car of the Year Cover

The Lexus LFA took part in EVO Magazine’s Car of the Year showdown, where it went up against the best and brightest of 2010, including the Ferrari 458 Italia, Mercedes SLS AMG & Porsche’s GT2 & 3 RS.

Lucky for us, someone over at German Car Forums has scanned and uploaded the entire article, which clocks in at a massive thirty-one pages. The praise heaped on the LFA is astounding, as is the supercar’s 4th place finish:

There is nothing in the world like the Lexus LFA. It is more special and intriguing than the 458 and demonstrates an extraordinary level of passion and commitment. Bespoke and limited edition, it is also a genuine supercar that can scare the pants off you.

This is mainly thanks to its extraordinary 552bhp 4.8-litre V10 engine that does everything a Carrera GT’s does and then goes mad as it closes in on 9000rpm. Its uncompromising ride adds to the challenge…we were beguiled.

“It’s a beautiful thing, all the details, and it has all the integrity and functionality of a Lexus. Feels like a step up from anything else here,” said Meaden. “Very, very special,” said Metcalfe. Thank you, Lexus.

And that’s just the final summary — here’s the full results:

Lexus LFA EVO Car of the Year Test

That the LFA places so highly in the final results is a real achievement, especially considering the company it’s keeping — very impressive results.

(The whole article is worth reading, you can view it at GCF or just download the whole thing here.)

[Source: German Car Forums] (Thanks 05RollaXRS!)

Comments


  • http://www.facebook.com/LexusandThePursuit WorldofLuxury

    It should do better, but still, this is great news!

  • 05RollaXRS

    Thanks Krew.

    Remember to post, LFA won the “Evo UK best engine of the year” beating out engines of SLS AMG, 458 Italia, LP570-4, GTR, GT2 RS and GT3 RS etc.

    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=367573

  • http://www.facebook.com/LexusandThePursuit WorldofLuxury

    @05RollaXRS: Thanks for pointing that out!!! Bragging rights FTW!!!

  • LarqueFausse

    Pretty good result considering that EVO is quite the enthusiast publication. Very Euro-centric almost to the point of elitism.

  • http://savingjapan.wordpress.com hkborntokyoinspired

    #1. Why is the Ford Focus RS on that list?
    #2. If they tested two versions of the 911, why didn’t they test the GT-R Spec V too?
    #3. The LF-A should have beat the GT2.
    #4. The GT-R should have beat the Evora.

  • 05RollaXRS

    @hkborntokyoinspired:

    Remember, LFA did not even finish all the tests. Lexus gave very limited time to them to spend with the LFA. It had to leave before they did the full track tests were conducted.

    If they had a chance to fully wring out the LFA on the race track next to other cars, it would have been ahead of the Porsche GT2 RS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/LexusandThePursuit WorldofLuxury

    05RollaXRS wrote:@hkborntokyoinspired:

    Remember, LFA did not even finish all the tests. Lexus gave very limited time to them to spend with the LFA. It had to leave before they did the full track tests were conducted.

    If they had a chance to fully wring out the LFA on the race track next to other cars, it would have been ahead of the Porsche GT2 RS.

    FOR SURE!