Lancia Fulvia Zagato Competizione. WANT WANT WANT.
Who is gonna buy a $200k+ Lexus? I know most people who are shopping for a car with a $200k budget are certainly NOT going to. So who is gonna buy it? The Japanese, probably…and maybe some arab and korean billionaires. Who is gonna ditch a Lambo to buy this? or a GT3? or an F458 Italia?
Obviously, Lexus are making this car for image’s sake—however it certainly doesn’t have a classic shape in any way, in fact it reminds me (almost a little too much) of those awkward “sports cars’ they used to sell in the 80s and 90s—like the Dodge Stealth, Subaru SVX, and Nissan 300zx. Cheesy, at best…
So congratulations Lexus, you’ve built one hell of an ugly supercar. But what can it do? Looks like pretty standard supercar stuff as you can read below. Nothing a Porsche turbo can’t deal with…
LImited to 500 cars
560hp. 4.8L V10. 8500 rpm redline.
0-60 in 3.7 seconds. Top Speed 201 mph
Price: est. $200k
…and simultaneously gives Porsche a big kick in the nuts.
I love Porsches, and i’ve wanted one ever since I was a kid; I guess i would be joined by MOST men in saying that Porsches are the holy grail of motoring for alot of us. But in the last several years, the 911 has been desirable; however Porsche as a brand has become impure, commercialized, and devoid of the ‘purity’ character it used to carry.
The Cayenne has always been a royal waste of space. It is truly a rebadged VW Touraeg, whether one wants to believe it or not. It is also ugly as sin, driven primarily by women who don’t give a damn about driving dynamics, and was perfectly molded for a nice parking spot in front of a Starbucks to collect an afternoon latte more than actual driving…
The Panamera is a Porsche designing FAIL. There really is no other way to look at the car. I don’t care how fast it is, how good it is, or how much technical achievement it has…..Porsches were never made to be 4-doors (aside from special projects like the Audi-Porsche RS2 Avant)….and If Porsche recently became so keen to produce the Panamera, then they have really lost the plot.
So it seems the Cayenne and Panamera will continue until 2016, when their current run will end—-and they will both end! Discontinued!
BRAVO VW BOARD!! Maybe you will sort out Porsche by cracking them a kick in the nuts for their recent failures…..and maybe you can tell Koeniggsegg to sort out Saab while you’re at it!