In the Olympus of the best engines in automotive history, the V10s have a very special place reserved for them, which is why the video that we bring you today you will not be able to stop watching it on loop. Rarely do you have the opportunity to enjoy a Drag Race between Lexus LFA and Porsche Carrera GTtwo supercars that, beyond their design or performance, hide what for many may be the best sound ever generated by an internal combustion engine. Will you be able to stay with just one?
For this duel that Hagerty’s colleagues propose today in search of the best sound, they have gone directly to two of the most traditional creatures in this regard. We are talking of course about the Lexus LFA and the Porsche Carrera GT, two cars belonging to a very different era to the current one where electronics were not yet such a protagonist and nobody thought of electrification.
The Porsche Carrera GT is a supercar that was manufactured between 2004 and 2006, reaching a production of 1,270 units. This is a very special car in the history of Porsche, because although it sought to replace iconic models such as the GT1 and 959, it actually offered a very different vision where its main claim was in a propellant 5.7 V10 naturally aspirated 612 hp whose sound is truly captivating. To this is added a unique roadster design in the German firm and features that made it unique, such as the use of a 6-speed manual gearbox, carbon-ceramic brakes, the absence of stability control or active aerodynamics.
Difficult, but very difficult, to choose between two of the best sounds that motorsport has given
The Lexus LFA was the first, and for now only, supercar developed and manufactured by Lexus, producing 500 units between 2010 and 2012. The LFA is a car that stands out for being a rolling showcase with which Lexus sought to win in the image of brand at an international level, positioning this model at the level of the Porsche Carrera GT that it faces today, the Ferrari Enzo or the Maserati MC12. Again, the main claim of the LFA is in the use of a ten cylinder, a naturally aspirated 4.8 V10 engine capable of developing 560 hpan engine designed in collaboration with Yamaha and whose sound is worthy of the best times of Formula 1. Its sequential gearbox, the intensive use of carbon fiber or active aerodynamics are also on its resume.
But once both models have been heard giving their best and their engines, which one would you stay with?
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