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      05-12-2010, 03:22 AM   #122
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Originally Posted by 997GT3 View Post
Let me clarify. I meant $200Kish. Which I would think would be attainable if the production numbers were high enough. The LFA should be a slight step up from a GT2.
Well, maybe they wanted a halo car like Porsche had with the CGT, McMerc with its SLR, and Ferrari with its Enzo. A slight step up from the GT2 doesn't establish Toyota/Lexus as capable of building a deeply emotive car.
And you also have to consider the halo effect on what should be Lexus's most important market, Japan. There, Lexus have only recently gained traction against German competitors; in their introductory year a short while ago, the Germans absolutely clobbered them.
Attainable is relative. You look at the LFA's $400k price and laugh at how miserably high the price is. A Corvette guy looks at your $200k "attainable" proposal and might think you need a lobotomy.