Lexus ‘See-thru’ car

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Seen at the Tokyo Motor Show. When all your automotive competitors are reeling from the effects of the global recession, come up with a masterpiece of a showpiece! The message, though not subtle is crystal clear – these guys can do anything if they choose to.

The Lexus LF-A Crystallised Wind, made of acrylic for the Milan Design Week exhibition, actually appeared back in April at Milan’s Museo della Permanente art gallery.

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The brainchild of Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto, the ethereal Crystallised Wind shows the hidden details in Lexus’ LF-A, things like that bellowing V10 engine, the rear-mounted radiators, and even elements of the car’s interior.

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It has been a long wait but Lexus’s first supercar is finally out, four years after the first concept appeared. Maximum power is 552bhp and peak torque is 480Nm; with a top speed of 324kmh, this puts it right in Lamborghini and Ferrari territory. Production is limited to 500 units, with Singapore getting 10 % at most. Estimated cost? SGP$1.3 million.

Daily Telegraph, Straits Times, AP, OPENERS

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