The CAR Magazine showdown between the Lexus LFA and Lamborghini Aventador has been posted online, and the results are spectacular — here’s a couple quotes:
Last night I’d had a nagging realization that the Lexus is actually a more exciting car than the Lamborghini. On this road, it’s confirmed with astonishing certainty. It’s not faster, but it’s more thrilling and more rewarding.
I feel mildly shocked by that conclusion. How can a front-engined car with a mere 412kW prove a richer experience than a huge hunk of mid-engined Italian testosterone? It’s in the detail.
If you had to lock just one of these cars into a time capsule to capture the essence of a supercar, it’s be the orange [Aventador]. The LFA is more troublesome; a supercar that places no importance on looking wild nor on Top Trumps numbers. It’s a driving machine pure and simple and it’s amongst the best there’s ever been.
In the end, there’s no clear “winner” between the two, but the fact that the LFA has stood head-to-head with Lamborghini’s latest & greatest is a testament to craft & quality of the Lexus engineers — amazing result.
Besides all that, the photography from the article is fantastic — just look at this shot:
Unfortunately, the article isn’t available on the CAR website — luckily, some thoughtful chap zipped it up for your downloading pleasure. Enjoy!