Is the Lexus LFA More Durable Than a Ferrari?

Lexus LFA Yellow Prototype

Top Gear Philippines has a funny little story from Lexus executive Paul Williamsen, who recently ran into a group of Ferrari owners curious about the Lexus LFA’s durability.

(Hard to believe that yellow LFA prototype has 25,000 miles with no major repairs — classic Lexus reliability.)

Read the Full Story at Top Gear PH


  • Winston Williams

    Funny thing about this story is the only thing they’ve change multiple times is the colour

  • Winston Williams

    Funny thing about this story is the only thing they’ve change multiple times is the colour

  • Ljn71

    Well,if that doesn’t sum up Italian cars I don’t know what will! LOL!

  • Yong Thian Ding

    But still , it doesn’t meant you can drive it like a Toyota Hilux . XD

  • enthusiast88

    what other supercar gives you a 4/50,000 basic, 6/70,000 powertrain warranty?

  • brian jou

    is this even a question?

  • brian jou

    For the LFA you’re paying top price for a reliable car. Unlike some exotics you pay a premium atop of the steep price to swap out engines every year.

  • Roman Pogoretskiy

    Ummmm…… I’m pretty sure this car will go all 100K without problems. C’mon, its a Lexus, what could possibly go wrong with the world’s most reliable brand?

  • LexusLVR

    Supercars are notorious for high maintenance. The LF-A will be no exception.

    High maintenance doesn’t equate to “unreliable”. It just means that owners need to be more active in changing the oil and doing and keeping up with basic and scheduled maintenance. In fact many supercars undeservedly have a reputation for being “unreliable” because most owners couldn’t be bothered to keep up with these basic demands of the car.

  • brian jou

    and I assume you know this because you own an LFA?

  • buddy

    I dont know why this dude is even reading this page every comment I see from him are bashing Lexus cars…

  • LexusLVR

    Think about it.

    Supercars are about excess. High on horsepower and torque and that puts considerable stress on the engine and transmission components in the long run, especially if the car is driven in a hard and abusing manor. Theoretically the major components of a supercar won’t be as durable as a regular car by the very nature of the stress that these parts have to endure or they will require more maintenance and servicing. It all goes back to what I said in my first post. Basic maintenance. If your LFA or Ferrari needs an oil change or a transmission inspection at _______ miles, then by all means bring it to the dealer to have it inspected. It’s the best thing you can do for your cars.

    Any modern supercar will be built with better materials and improved production methods than the standards present during the ’70s and ’80s. Still, supercars are high maintenance cars. That’s a fact.

  • Justin Demps

    Correct, but the LFA was put through all the enduring tests in many tracks around the world to make sure it’s durable. But also its Lexus so I would assume the LFA would outlast any other supercar.

  • LexusLVR

    I don’t doubt that the LFA will hold up well. But the same is true for most modern cars. Production methods and an emphasis on quality and reliability have made modern automobiles more reliable and better made than ever.

  • Justindmps

    anyone notice the all new altima stole the spindle grill from Lexus?