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Lexus LFA Honored in EVO Magazine’s Top Five Cars of the Modern Era

Lexus LFA EVO 200

In celebration of its 200th issue, the writers at EVO Magazine gathered their top five cars of the modern era in order to crown “the one that best represents the Thrill of Driving”.

As you can probably tell from the image above, Lexus’ very own LFA was included alongside the Ford GT, Renaultsport Mégane R26.R, Porsche 911 GT3 RS 3.8, and Ferrari 458 Speciale:

‘Nothing is quite as bewitching as an LFA, is it?’ gushes Jethro. ‘From the meticulous construction to that inertia-free V10, it just feels special.’ John concurs: ‘Fascinating thing. Very cool, partly because it’s sensationally rare, but there’s also a real sense of occasion when that V10 fires up.’

The LFA has seduced one and all – its exquisite detail and focus casting a spell that not even the mildly recalcitrant upshifts can break. ‘It just feels special,’ Jethro beams. ‘It’s seriously good fun, too. The rear of the car seems to be always just on the move but once you’re comfortable with that sensation of the rear axle taking on a bit of attitude, the chassis starts to shine. Summon its full might, which admittedly isn’t as mighty as you might expect, and the balance remains, with gorgeously controllable oversteer and supreme damping.’

I won’t spoil the eventual winner except to say that it’s not the LFA — regardless, the fact that a Lexus was included in this very exclusive comparison speaks volumes at how far the brand has come in terms of performance. Amazing result.

Read the full EVO 200 Best Car Comparison

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    James Hatcher
  • August 18, 2014
Read this a while ago on clublexus. Like Jeremy Clarkson said, it is the best car I have ever driven. It is further confirmed yet many times over that LFA is truly one of the very greatest cars every made and certainly the best car ever to have come out of Japan.
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It's amazing how Lexus made the LFA. They started building this LEGEND in 2003 & was produced in 2010 which means Lexus had the old fashion of making a car... Yet it's one of the BEST of all ... What will happen if Lexus decided to make the LFA II in short period of time? It's going to be the BEST in the WORLD
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      abed
    • August 18, 2014
    i think it started in 2001, thats why they say it took 9 years....and in 2010 it was ready....:)
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      lafars
    • August 30, 2014
    9 yers if you count the normal one and 11 if you count with the nürburgring edition
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    Levi
  • August 18, 2014
Unfortunately the LFA is already a thing of the past, and while I have no big interest is hypercars, the latest LaFerrari and P1 have put all others in the shadow, even he 918 Spyder. It is time for an LFA II hypercar, or a least a second edition (facelift) LFA II. The SC can't come soon enough.
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    Chase
  • August 18, 2014
The Lexus LFA is, in my opinion, one or the most underrated supercars of modern time. Sure there are some of the reviews which truly recognize and focus on the beauty of this car, but I still believe it's underrated. Though we're not talking about this, I also believe the IS F is incredibly underrated as well, but that's a discussion for another time.
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      Levi
    • August 18, 2014
    Yes, IS-F is underrated, it is in fact a better all-round vehicle than both the three premium.
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      leopard08
    • August 18, 2014
    If the normal LFA dont take the crown then i guess the LFA NE would. that car is like a shap knife ready slice bread
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    Axel Satrofinir
  • August 18, 2014
Great result for Lexus, the LFA has something magic under the skin! It's more than a supercar: it is a real exotic with a soul. No Audi at all and that's perfectly understandable since they are specialized in snooze-cars. Instead I'm very surprised to did not find a BMW model: The E30 M3 Evolution or the E46 M3 CSL were perfect candidates imho.
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    VossenWheels
  • August 18, 2014
Some amazing praise and amazing company to be in! Glad to see EVO be this objective. The LFA is a true one of a kind wonder!
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    Lexus Cohen
  • August 18, 2014
The LFA is a masterpiece, I visit the Lexus dealerships all the to time to admire this marvellous machine. I can tell you this, when I see myself with the money I'm getting this car. No Ferrari or lamborghini, LFA. My IS F is awesome so I know the LFA is the real deal. Great job Lexus!
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    James Hatcher
  • August 30, 2014
Should have picked the Nurburgring Edition LFA. It would take out both 458 Speciale and GT3 RS around Nurburgring. If you take out the fact that it was not wearing racing slick tires like the 458 Speciale or the GT3 RS, it was more hardcore and more track focused than either of the two cars.

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