Since we did a post on the legendary Ferrari F40, it’s only fair that we mention it’s German competition at the time. Only 300 of the rare Porsche 959′s were built and in 1986 it held the record for fastest street-legal production car. Powered by a 444hp twin turbo six cylinder boxer engine, the 959 could hit 0-62 mph in a mere 3.7 seconds. Costing $225k when it was released in’ 86, it’s likely that you’d have to pay more to get one of these gems today.
Toyota enters the supercar market for the first time with the $375k 2012 Lexus LFA. This new front-engined flagship car packs a 553hp V10 with a redline of 9,000 rpm. Weighing only 3569 lbs (almost 400lbs lighter than a Ferrari 599) the car has a great power to weight ratio and achieves 0-60 in a mere 3.6 seconds. Keeping it skinny, the cabin is constructed with Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic or CFRP for short. I just hope they don’t have that gas pedal issue with this model, because that would really suck at 202 mph!