Clarkson in the Lexus LFA
"Many things are wrong with it, but it's still the best car I've ever driven..."
Posted: 11 Mar 2013
It has a single-plate flappy-paddle gearbox. The changes are slow and savage. But each time it shifts cogs, it feels like Mr Muscle Man has walloped you in the back. With a sledgehammer. This gives drivers a sense that they really are in a racing car.
The body may look conventional, but there's genuine aero here. As I discovered at Willow Springs in California recently, the faster you go, the more grip you have.