The LFA, to this day, is the accepted by which all of Lexus’s flagships are captivated to. The accomplishment to aftermath this aura supercar can alone be declared as authentic madness. From architecture a accomplished addition to braid carbon fiber, to accepting Yamaha’s music administration to tune the 4.8-liter V10 for sound, what added needs to be said?
A lot, apparently. Unlike best YouTube channels area pros pilot the cars, Lovecars pits owners and their rides adjoin anniversary other. In this instance, an LFA up adjoin an Audi R8 V10 Spyder.
“Coming up: one of the best-sounding annoyance contest in the history with two artlessly aspirated V10 powerhouses,” said co-host Paul Woodman. “First, the Audi R8 V10 Spyder […] Brilliant-looking, brilliant-sounding, but if it was aloof a babble test, it’s apparently bold over already because it’s up adjoin this: the Lexus LFA.”
The LFA has a bit of a challenge, though. While its V10 sounds wonderful, it doesn’t accept the horses the Audi boasts. Sixty of them, to be exact: the Audi has 620, the Lexus alone 560. The LFA weighs beneath than the Audi, however. Could it eke out a win based on ability to weight?
“What a car, what a blush combo,” said Woodman. “Launched in 2011, this Japanese artery fighter is abundant lighter, giving a rather absorbing ability to weight arrangement of 378 application per ton. This absolutely could go either way, but to be honest, we aloof appetite to apprehend those engines.”
Despite the Audi possessing barrage control, it’s the LFA with the big barrage off the line. Alas, this would not be the best day for the Lexus. Sometimes, a failing isn’t activity to acreage the appropriate bite adjoin the ample competition.
“We do adulation a abutting race,” said Woodman, “and admiring times for both, but the moral champ of this chase was the complete of those V10 engines.”
The times were, indeed, close. The Audi beyond the band aboriginal in 11.68 abnormal at 122.9 mph. The LFA followed in 12.21 abnormal at 122.65 mph.
A alum of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor’s in advanced arts, Aubernon took a larboard about-face from appearance autograph into the automotive branch back she asked a adolescent biographer via Facebook if she could address for their site. Following an internship, stints with a brace of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she fabricated her then-biggest appulse with The Truth About Cars, autograph full-time for the advertisement from 2013 to 2015.
Currently, the highly-regarded automotive announcer is a common contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, amid others.
Aubernon’s able ability of all things Ford trucks has additionally fabricated her a mainstay as one of the best abounding writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.
Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected]. She is a affiliate of the Washington Automotive Press Association, and has her own blog, Aubernon Highway.
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