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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-12-2019, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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Lexus Super GT 2019

Lexus has finally confirmed their roster for this years Super GT series. There will be two LC500's this year, with the 2017 champions Nick Cassidy and Ryo Hirakawa driving one of them. 2019 marks the last year that Lexus will partake in this series, before Toyota takes over with the new Supra. https://www.motorsport.com/supergt/n...ne-up/4333337/
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I for one am really disappointed with the new Supra and I don't know if its prevalence in motorsports will really help its case. They should have went to Lexus if they wanted to outsource a powertrain.
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Not really into the motorsports end of the LC but what I want more than anything are exterior styling bits that take after them.
Tamon design should make a GT style kit for the LC, much like what they did to the MKIV Supra:

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I for one am really disappointed with the new Supra and I don't know if its prevalence in motorsports will really help its case. They should have went to Lexus if they wanted to outsource a powertrain.
Toyota's partnership with BMW makes a lot of sense financially, but the Supra does share a bit too much with the new Z4. I can understand them not wanting to develop a brand new inline six, but even the cabin designs are identical.
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The new Bimmer-Supra the greatest automotive disappointment of my lifetime (age 63). I remember the original, what a hit and near legend.

In all fairness I’ve not seen or driven one. But it’s so opposite from what was expected. I was thinking more like our cars. Japanese innovation of some sort.

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There is a lot of disappointment around the MKV, especially because many have been waiting years since the original concept. Imo if they had brought something closer to the FT1 concept, far less people would care about the BMW engine.
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A lot of people are making the argument that the LC could have been the right platform for the MKV. Toyota would have to remove some of the bells and whistles to bring the price closer to $100k but with a 3.5l producing around 600hp with a manual gearbox it would have been a truer successor to the MKIV.
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A lot of people are making the argument that the LC could have been the right platform for the MKV. Toyota would have to remove some of the bells and whistles to bring the price closer to $100k but with a 3.5l producing around 600hp with a manual gearbox it would have been a truer successor to the MKIV.
Now thats scary, the LC does look like a futuristic Supra! Same bloodline for sure..
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that because the Supra shared a platform with a GT car back in the day and was influenced by it, resulting in the comparison we see here. then you have the fact this LC pays homage to that GT car in ways everyone dreamed of
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Wanted to update this thread with news of the Super GT pre season testing. Lexus led the charts during the final day of testing in Fuji, setting a time of 1.28.522. This time remained unbeaten for the rest of the day and bodes well for when the season kicks off on April 13th. This is a pic of the #6 LeMans LC500.
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