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Bean counters must be giving Akio Toyoda a difficult time keeping a halo car. It is a shame to not have that amazing cutting-edge V10 no longer be in a production car.

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You really considered the LFA a "production car"?
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Are you interpreting "production" as in mass produced?? I don't think that's the right term/definition you would use. I interpret "production" as in not a race spec or non-concept car. Like drivable road car.

LF-A to my knowledge is a production car. Just a very niche' specialized production experimental flagship supercar that will proliferate technology down the line.

Can't wait to see the LF-LC luxury coupe, hope its legit and not a pansy wannabe "sporty coupe."

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I know it's technically a "production" car, but I think that's a stretch considering they only made 500 of them. It seems more like a prototype than a production car.
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LF-LC from what all it seems like, sounds nothing like an LFA. It will be a hybrid and all of Toyota/Lexus hybrids have CVT with it. I think it would be like a V6 mated to a hybrid motor.

I know there is a lot of anticipation for the LF-LC, but I am very pessimistic about it and I think it will not nearly obsessively about driving experience as the LFA was.

An entire factory with carbon fiber looms and hand built process for the whole car was created just for LFA. It would be a waste now that it will no longer be put to use.


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So were the only 547 1987 Buick GNX that were built only a prototype to you?

Grand National, GNX, and T-Type are returning to Buick.
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Um, the GNX and T-Type were high performance variants of a mass produced car.
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Anything the public can buy is "P-R-O-D-U-C-T-I-O-N", period.
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That is not entirely true.

Also, not just anyone could buy an LFA.

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So by that logic, is a Rolls-Royce or Bentley not a production car? Because few people can buy them.

The LFA is a production car. It was produced for consumers to buy. Very few and wealthy consumers, but consumers nonetheless.

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Read much?

And it wasn't just the price that prevented people from buying an LFA.



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Definition of a prototype: Those 500 LFAs that were built weren't prototypes, but production models. Therefore a production car.

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One more time.

Many here have even said that this car's main goal was to get the technology tested so it can be rolled into future products. Hence my comment about it being more of a prototype.

But go ahead and keep selectively reading and comprehending my statement. Whatever makes ya feel better.

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I know what you're saying. Its a production car but the whole point of it is experimental as far as technology. Like most flagship supercars that are very niche' its not only to get publicity and awareness of brand but also its in a sense a "prototype" for future cars down the road technology wise. Which was the point of the LF-A being only produced 2 years 500 units. Now I hear ya. Gotcha

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