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Lexus LFA vs. Audi R8 on Battle of the Supercars

Last night, the Lexus LFA faced off against the Audi R8 on SpeedTV’s Battle of the Supercars:

Lexus LFA & Audi R8 on Battle of the Supercars

With Paul Tracy driving the R8 and Tanner Foust with the LFA, the supercars are put through a series of four tests — our own 05RollaXRS watched the show live and reports the numbers here:

Standing mile:

  • LFA: 30.58s @ 167 mph (Foust admits to screwing up the launch big time — neutral dropped)
  • R8: 30.64s @ 166.1 mph

Top speed:

  • LFA: 184.1 mph
  • R8 V10: 185 mph

0–100–0 mph

  • LFA: 1168 ft @ 14.4 secs (LFA smoked off the line 3 – 4 car lengths lead. Tanner claims he was using launch control system)
  • R8 V10: 1167 ft @ 13.8 secs

Road Course (1 mile)

  • LFA: 44.8s (Tanner screwed up the launch in LFA big time, but still won by about 9 – 10 car lengths behind the LFA at about 112 mph)
  • R8 V10: 45.9 secs

Overall winner: Presenter gave the win to LFA/Tanner over the huge win in the Road course.

So there we have the results, and I’m sure most of the show will end up on Youtube shortly. One clip that has been posted online wasn’t actually part of the show — it shows what happens in the brake test once the LFA’s carbon pads have heated up:

Update: The full video has shown up online:

[Source: 05RollaXRS & Club Lexus]

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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
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    Evn
  • October 16, 2010
The LFA was clearly better in every aspect. Tanner Foust, while a good drifter, does not have the technical racing skills to get the most out of a precision machine like the LFA. Entertaining nevertheless.
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    Tilps
  • October 16, 2010
http://www.streetfire.net/video/lexus-lfa-vs-audi-r8-fsi_2073282.htm full lenght
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    Sith
  • October 16, 2010
Who cares a f..ing brand like Audi/VW which is created buy a crazy guy in the 30s. The LFA is top.
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    iCyCo
  • October 16, 2010
I watched the show, Tanner smoked Tracy in the race after even having a bad start plus add in what EVN said about Tanner not being all that technical at racing and the LFA still won. Also I think Tanner was contractually bonded to say good things about the LFA. I've watch the show in the pass and when he loses an event I've never heard him as defensive as he was when defending the LFA as with other cars. All he was saying was true but none the less. Which they had took on the track they used when battling the GTR vs the Porsche in the first episode
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    05RollaXRS
  • October 16, 2010
@iCyCo: Paul Tracy also kept calling it "the best supercar ever built". Tanner genuinely loves the LFA and calls it his most favorite car of all time. He owns and drives an E92 M3 so he is a European car buff. They both seemed to be extremely impressed with the LFA. Tanner was defensive of his loss because LFA was hands down superior car in every aspect, which is why he had to give a decent explanation (all of them were correct including downforce by the spoiler, which is geared towards handling and not top speed. Lexus currently has no way to retract the spoiler at high speeds).
Thanks Tilps -- I've updated the post with the full video. 8-)
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Man! I think here is one place where Ben Collins can retrieve my respect! I'd love to have him do all those tests plus a run around a dry Top Gear track in the V10 R8 and LFA!
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    RDS
  • October 17, 2010
Lexus LFA vs Audi R8 V10 & LFA only won a bit ? It'll be interested if LFA place toward R35 ...
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The Tanner Foust guy is cool, skilled, and all, but not in this case, he's just annoying and is making the LFA look really bad with both his driving and talking. At least reports of his involvment in Top Gear US is going pretty well, based on the studio filming that is currently in session in Irvine, CA.
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    Tilps
  • October 17, 2010
Auto bild test: 7:32,9 min - Ferrari 458 Italia 7:38,9 min - Lexus LFA 7:40,8 min - Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera 7:41,2 min - Porsche 911 Turbo S Aerokit 7:43,7 min - Nissan GT-R 7:44,4 min - Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 7:52,4 min - Wiesmann GT MF5
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@Tilps: Ferrari has kinda gone all-out with the 458 Italia, and it also looks amazing. The rear kinda has that "we didn't know what to do" feel, but overall, it's amazing. The Italia and the LFA both have that cousin-like similarity, imo.
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    05RollaXRS
  • October 17, 2010
People who worship 0 - 60 mph can see this picture. Since this was the first test ever to demonstrate LFA launch control system in the 0 - 100 mph test, you can see how far ahead LFA is by 62 mph (2.5 car lengths) of the Audi R8 V10. Now, Audi R8 V10 AWD conistently with r-tronic launch control does 0 - 60 mph in 3.4 - 3.5 seconds, that means LFA with launch control is easily a 3.2 - 3.3 seconds car: http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/8007/r8v10lfa.jpg
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    Tilps
  • October 17, 2010
I hope so.
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    05RollaXRS
  • October 17, 2010
LFA bullying a new Camaro Z28 (LS9 560 - 580 HP CTS-V or ZR-1 engine) into submittion: http://www.gifsoup.com/view1/1225740/owed-o.gif
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@05RollaXRS: Getting me really excited man!
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    JVX
  • October 18, 2010
I love it. Words are subjective measurement, but numbers don't lie.

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