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This Is Something Only Lexus LFA Owners Will Understand

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Non-owners: don't take it too personally.

Lexus knew the LFA was extremely special long before it launched. The first prototype was completed nearly seven years before the production version even went on sale. Toyota was in no rush. This car had to be perfect, and so it was. Starting in 2010 until 2012, only 500 examples were made. Owners are part of a very exclusive group. No direct successor is planned, as far as we know, but Toyota did tell us once it's open to the idea. We'll see.

In the meantime, Lexus continues to remind everyone that it built one of the greatest supercars in recent times with this new video.

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Meet Charity and Robert Lee. They're passionate LFA enthusiasts who closely followed the supercar's development process beginning with the LF-A concept. Charity Lee's father was a hot rod enthusiast back in the 1950s and she grew up around loud engines.

She clearly inherited her father's passion for cars not only because she's an LFA owner; she also has no clue if the Mark Levinson audio system even works because the V10's sound is all the music she needs in the car. Its 553 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque need to be properly enjoyed, and no song or artist can compare.

But there's another key reason why the Lee is so drawn to the LFA: craftsmanship. Watching her father fabricate so many parts on his own for his hot rods made her appreciate cars at a different level. Some cars have souls. Many don't, but the LFA certainly does. The Lees even traveled to Japan for factory visits. They also had professional behind-the-wheel lessons at both the Nurburgring and Fuji International Speedway.

While many simply buy exotic cars, including LFA, as investments, the Lees drive their LFA every chance they get. Based on what they had to say about it in their video profile, LFA driving sounds like a daily occurrence.

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