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I was reading the latest Car and Driver showcasing the CTS-V Coupe, RS5, and M3 Coupe at 'the ring' and tried to envision if Lexus made some sort of luxury super coupe. They seem to have a nice parts bin goin, do you think they could scavenge parts and make it at a competitive price, and if so do you think it would sell?

Body - LFA body panels, but use aluminum instead of composites to keep cost down. Ditch the expensive monocoque. Maybe use ISF Chassis? Shoot for 3500 pounds?

Motor - ISF motor with headers, full exhaust, and ecu reprogram. conservative 450bhp?

Steering - ISF electric steering

Transmission - ISF 8-speed, Torsen diff. Include launch control

Wheels/Brakes - ISF brakes, LFA'ish wheels/tires

Suspension - some sort of LFA/ISF hybrid. double wishbone, but incorporate Billstein Electronic Ride Control or equiv magnetic shocks.

Interior - ISF interior, LFA instrument cluster.

I bet they could throw it together and sell it for $60k. Although they probably never will cuz it would steal a lot of the thunder from the LFA.
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