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Yes, more cars.

January 21, 2010

Alright, it’s been a while. Anyhoo, just flipped through pictures of the Detroit Auto Show and the Tokyo Auto Show. There were many similarities between the two shows. Detroit had some really good (and really green) concepts, but the Tokyo Auto Show slide show caught me right out of the gates with the Lexus LF-A. The LF-A has a 4.8 liter V10, all for only $375,000. Although that’s a hefty price tag for most, I say “only” because it’s significantly less expensive than Mercedes-Benz’s “supercar,” the SLR (near $500k). Another car that stuck out is the Tango, from Commuter Cars (Detroit show). There was a lot of discussion about whether Smart cars would be safe. I can’t imagine how you can build a car as small as the Tango and call it safe, especially when there are Yukons and Expeditions running left and right through the typical urban setting on a much more frequent basis than the Tango will be (based on the fact that Smart cars are still a rare sighting). The LA Auto Show also had some cool cars, the LF-A Lexus being one of them. As automakers start rolling their concepts out, it will be interesting to see how closely these cars will resemble the Lexus that Tom Cruise drove in Minority Report.

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