We got so much positive feedback from our behind-the-scenes teaser that we decided to treat you to a wallpaper while you wait for the full article in JNC #4. Seen here side-by-side for the first time, the 1967 Toyota 2000GT and 2010 Lexus LFA. Japan’s true first supercar (despite what other car mags might tell you) and its earthshaking spiritual successor, separated by four and a half decades.
We knew the moment the LFA was announced that JNC readers would want to see it paired with a 2000GT. There was just one small problem. Only four highly sought-after LFAs existed in the entire world — one in Europe, two in Japan and this one, hidden away in Toyota’s undisclosed and unmarked warehouse in Torrance.
But once we discovered at SEMA that we had a big JNC fan working at Lexus (apparently, standing around the LFA like idiots with a copy of JNC magazine has its rewards), we didn’t hesitate to secure this epic photo shoot.
On the morning of, Toyota brought their prized 2000GT in an 18-wheel race trailer, even though its home at the Toyota USA Museum was just down the road. At the end of the day, however, both cars were hauled away. The LFA was headed for the auto show circuit, making this the only time all $700,000’s worth of machinery would be together.
Enjoy the wallpaper!
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I’m speechless. Ace work.
Right place at the right time with the right magazine under-arm.
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great work. cars look sexy.
EPIC!!! Great work guys!
2000gt…drooling…..such a beauty…but it should be in the front..why is the lexus all up in this picture?
I have to say I like the looks of the Black LFA much better than the white that you wanted…
Plus it gives the picture a sick contrest perfact!
I’m with Alan..X2
True but photographing black and white cars together is a major pita, haha
Now THAT’s a wallpaper!! I love you guys more then Christmas!
Awesome wallpaper, awesome story can’t wait to read it. Biggest story here: JNC super recognition from a Lexus rep!!!!!!
(and the whole time I thought Toyota hated it’s heritage in America…)
You can park those in my garage please!
who needs viagra?! but please next time something this epic is posted, preface with NSFW – this is so sexy it’s obscene.
Pure 100% Awesome!
Awesome is a word that’s heavily overused these days. That being said, this is truly awesome. Wow.
Woo-hoo party in my pants! …I mean computer. The photo seems to portray that the 2000GT being clean and white is pure, elegant, and graceful whereas the black LF-A is the family punk-rock-rebellious psycho twice removed that will not stand for any lip and can kick your ass harder than Chuck Norris mashes faces in with his sneeze.
Can’t wait for JNC #4!
@tunernutcase-The first rule of Chuck Norris is, you don’t talk about Chuck Norris!
That being said, let the Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Ford GT40, etc. face smashings begin!!
makes me want to change my name.I wish I was rich
not even really a toyotaphile… but I got wood!
now we need you to get the two 86s together!
When Dan first showed me pictures of the two cars together a few weeks ago, my first thought was ‘Cool’ – my second thought was, ‘you gotta make a poster out of one of these.’
Well, this wallpaper will do for now.
Seriously, you guys gotta make a poster, no, a print on archival quality paper.
Oh smack, and include it in the 2010 calender if one comes out.
At first I was thinking that it would have been cool to see both cars in white. But then I thought more about the dichotomy between the old Toyota and the new Lexus and I think the stark contrast between them is absolutely perfect.
Shiny and white vs. Matte and black
Old vs. New
Toy vs. Lexus
Evil vs. More Evil
Bravo! Can’t wait to read see JNC#4 even more now!
any chance of a 2000gt only wallpaper? please?
F’n sweet! Great shot guys!
@ Zukiru – yea, we’re workin on it 😉
holy crap that is beautiful!
i’m shocked ben and dan
if your going to put this type of picture up you really should censore it.
i thought you where running a clean family website here
there could be children wondering on and seeing this explicit content.
i realy have to give it up to you guy’s this is an epic photo that im sure will have an equaly epic article in the mag,congratulations
Thanks for all the positive comments, guys. We’re glad you like the pic. 🙂
The LFA is delicious. Beautiful photo! Congrats on landing the shoot.
it’s like the before/after of anakin skywalker turning into darth vader right before our eyes
My iMac just got a new desktop – thanks doesn’t cover it. Saw you at SEMA, just hanging at the Lexus booth waiting for a poster of the LFA.
Randy – you’re welcome. Stop by and say hi next time!
@Dan hell yeah!
Ben – any possibilities of postems being made for this..lmk me know I am in the printing business! thanks Adam
Lovin it! Legendary 2000GT. Please sum1 tell lexus to make all the LFA’s in black.