front / side reminds me of the Skyline a bit.. rear reminds me of how ugly cars are getting.
Actually, the front/side profiles are awesomely reminiscent of the MKIV Supra. See here:
This vehicle marks a new chapter for Toyota. Nobody believed Toyota could successfully launch a luxury brand to compete with the likes of Mercedes, BMW, etc. I don't see how anyone can argue Lexus hasn't been extremely successful in that endeavor.
With this vehicle, Toyota enters terrain previously reserved for the established exotic car makers: Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini. Speculation has it the LF-A will compete with the Enzo, CGT, LPs in performance terms. ~$250k for a vehicle of that caliber and limited to only 500 models will seem like a bargain decades from now.
Given Toyota's history, I do not doubt this vehicle will be everything its hyped to be.