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Video: One Small Reason The Lexus LFA Costs Twice As Much As It Should

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We're still bewildered by the Lexus LFA. Sure, it's fast, it's pretty good-looking, and it has a banshee of a V-10 under the hood. But it's priced at about 1.5-2 times the price of cars that look just as good (or better), are just as quick (or faster) and are far more readily available.

This video gives us a peek into just one aspect of the obsessive-compulsive disorder that drove the price beyond the $375,000 mark--tuning the exhaust note not just for performance, but as a "musical instrument." To our ear, the 458 Italia does it just as well or better. But Lexus likes to do it the hard way. We're just not sure there's a point to it.

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  1. To our ear, the 458 Italia does it just as well or better.
    Thats cause it's a Ferrari.
    If Ferrari had done the same thing, you wouldn't think so.
     
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  2. Actually, I don't know that Ferrari didn't do the same thing. I do know the 458 costs about 60% what the LFA does, though.
     
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  3. the 458 skimps on details the LFA has. No one has tested the LFA production version yet either. The 458 isnt carbon fiber either. Is produced in numbers many times that of the LFA as well. It's more about what you get with the LFA, not about what the 458 does in magazine tests.
     
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