New for 2012 is the 730-hp Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, and by most accounts, it’s an amazing vehicle — and yet, tucked away in a sidebar of EVO Magazine’s review of the new Ferrari is some some very significant praise for the Lexus LFA:
Closer in concept to the F12 is the Lexus LFA. It’s massively outgunned by the F12 and more expensive, too, but we think it’s more than the sum of its beautiful carbon and titanium parts, and not even the F12’s V12 feels as special as that searing 552bhp 4.8-litre V10. Its £340,000 and its gearbox is simply outclassed by the F12’s…and yet we wouldn’t like to say which is the more involving drivers’ car without trying them back to back. The LFA is really that good.
For EVO to put the LFA up against a brand-new Ferrari and not be able to choose which supercar drives better — to me, that seems even more significant than the LFA winning last year’s comparison against the outgoing 599 GTO. Very heavy praise, indeed.