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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The 39th annual Twin Cities Auto Show is reeving up car enthusiasts.

One car on the show floor, the Lexus LFA, is lavish and fast and costs more than many homes – it retails just under $400,000. There are only 500 LFAs being made worldwide and only 172 will be made in the United States.

Bob Powell, a Lexus spokesperson, said the LFA is the company’s first super car and that it sounds like a Formula One car.

“The car is capable of 202 miles per hour,” he said. “It makes a wonderful sound.”

Powell said the LFA is 65 percent carbon fiber, making it light weight.

For those in the market for a car that’s eco-friendly and slightly less expensive – say $100,000 – the Fisker Karma sports car might be an option.

Gene Kaganovsky, a Fisker manager, said the Karma is the greenest car in the world.

“Our woods are pulled from the bottom of Lake Michigan and refurbished instead of going into a forest and chopping down trees to put into a car,” he said.

The Karma, as you might expect, doesn’t guzzle much gas.

“It’s a very unique, exotic sports car that can get up to 100 miles per gallon,” Kaganovsky said.

Interested in a car that’s easy on the bank account and gas pump, consider the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid.

Zack Nakos, a Ford spokesperson, said the Fusion Hybrid has excellent fuel economy.

“The Hybrid will have 47 city and 44 Highway miles per gallon,” he said.

The Auto Show runs through March 18. Tickets for adults are $10. For children 15-years-old and under, it’s $7. Get tickets online and save $2.

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