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Lexus LF-A news - Video: LF-A tears it up - 2009

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.

Erm, yes. £330,000. That’s quite a bit of cash for something that ostensibly rivals the McLaren MP4-12C-38DD-thing and Ferrari 458 Italia.

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?

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