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Old 05-06-11, 10:16 AM   #31
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Don't know , maybe they just borrowed it, or pay them a fee to use it for filming for only a limited time? But I'm sure they could have bought a couple of LFA's for the movie if they really want to, and if Lexus will sell them the cars ...
oh i am sure they could buy the car if they wanted, i am just wondering if they paid anything to have the car in the movie. i always wonder who contacted who first
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Old 05-06-11, 10:20 AM   #32
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oh i am sure they could buy the car if they wanted, i am just wondering if they paid anything to have the car in the movie. i always wonder who contacted who first
I tend to believe it isn't product placement by Lexus, or they would have demanded a much bigger role for the LFA in the movie ...
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Im going to guess different and say its for that new Speed TV show with Adam Carolla.
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^Could be that- He really liked the LFA.
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Old 05-06-11, 10:58 AM   #35
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So far, I think these are the three options:

1 - TopGear USA

2 - The Car Show (Adam Carolla's new program on Speed)

3 - Battle of the supercars (Producers want to bring it back after LFA smahed the R8 V10).


I think the most likely one is 'TopGear USA', but personally I would like to see it in the Adam Carolla program since Adam is just so friggin hilarious.
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Old 05-06-11, 11:08 AM   #36
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Mind you they filmed this before the first LFAs were delivered in January. So it would have been impossible to have production LFAs for use in FF5. Also availability kept the Pearl Yellow from being filmed at the time.
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I don't think budget is the problem, Fast Five has a $125 million production budget
The biggest budget in the world, runs out eventually.

Or maybe they decided it is not worth the money to wrapped the LFA.....who knows..........all just guesses.
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Well, they did include LFA in the "Greatest 5 supercars of 2010" alongside 4 German and Italian cars. It is also The Ex-Stig (Ben Collins) favorite car on TopGear.
You don't remember what all those guys said about the LFA when they were driving it?

Something along the line of ---> "This car feels and sounds amazing and is $400k, but it is still just a Lexus, a Toyota, a Japanese car..........so it is boring"

They only like exotic European brands.......just the way it is.
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That was knocking the present "brand image" and not the car. Hamster said "at the end of the day, it is a Lexus". He never associated LFA with "boring" at any point.

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You don't remember what all those guys said about the LFA when they were driving it?

Something along the line of ---> "This car feels and sounds amazing and is $400k, but it is still just a Lexus, a Toyota, a Japanese car..........so it is boring"

They only like exotic European brands.......just the way it is.
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That was knocking the present "brand image" and not the car. Hamster said "at the end of the day, it is a Lexus". He never associated LFA with "boring" at any point.
They have an elitist mentality, anything that is not from an exotic brand, is boring to them
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They have an elitist mentality, anything that is not from an exotic brand, is boring to them
True. Somewhat shallow.
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True. Somewhat shallow.
somewhat? boy you are kind

They are millionaires that get pay to talk smack about cars, any human in their position, would be as shallow as them about cars I don't blame them.
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They never said it was boring. Hammond actually seems to be quite the fan.
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That's why I like the STIG's comments, he's the only thing that I watched the damn show for. F- Top Gear. I never liked their witty remarks, or their crude language towards anything non-european. Their jerks to me, lame overpaid fat asses who don't appreciate what they get to do. If I got paid to drive cars I would have a blast. The only thing I would do is comment on what the performance is compared to others, or how it felt. They aren't enthusiasts. Far from it, and I'd prefer the LFA go somewhere it's appreciated, not looked down on because it came from Japan.
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I would say what the show is, but its good to keep the suspense up. You guys will see it soon.
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