Civilisations have risen and fallen, continents have shifted, Bruce Forsyth has celebrated the big one-triple-zero... and finally the Lexus LF-A is nearly here.
The 550bhp V10 supercar will debut in Tokyo next week, with a price tag somewhere in the £330,000 region.
Then again, it does sound Really Quite Good, as this video of the track-spec LF-A in action at Motorsport Japan 2009 proves.
Turn up your speakers and enjoy the sound of a big angry Japanese V10 getting snarly on the overrun and then let us know - are you finally letting yourself get excited about the LF-A?
And, as a side point, don't you think it looks just a bit... twitchy on the limit?