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Lexus LFA : 2010

Lexus’ First Supercar.
Filed under:  Supercars
 
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$400,000 4.8L V10 552.0 2010
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October 21, 2009.
The highly anticipated LFA supercar, which just made its global debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, will be on display for the first time in North America at two back-to-back premier venues -- the 2009 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show in Las Vegas this November and the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show in December.


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2010 Lexus LFA.

Next year, Lexus will show the LFA at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Chicago Auto Show, Dallas Auto Show and New York International Auto Show.

As the first Lexus supercar, the LFA serves as the flagship for the F portfolio of Lexus performance models and redefines the supercar for the 21st century. The Lexus F brand complements the core Lexus DNA by emphasizing serious performance. The LFA was carefully developed from a blank canvas by a small and dedicated team of hand-picked engineers that pushed every possible dynamic boundary.

“The development of the LFA was unlike any other Lexus,” said Mark Templin, Lexus division group vice president and general manager. “Minute details were engineered to provide an engaging and serious supercar that delivers impressive performance on and off the race track. Only 500 will ever be built worldwide, and each will be assembled to customer order, offering a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be part of a small, exclusive group of individuals.”

All 500 LFA supercars will be hand-assembled by skilled technicians in the “Lexus LFA Works” at the Motomachi Plant in Toyota City at a rate of no more than 20 per month.

The rear-wheel drive LFA is dynamically styled and powered by a sophisticated new high-revving 9,000 rpm (redline) 4.8-liter V10 engine that generates 552 hp and 354 lb.-ft. of torque for adrenaline-fuelled 202- mph performance. This specially-developed powerplant is paired with a unique six-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox (ASG) with blazing-quick paddle-activated shifts for ultimate driver control. Linked by a rigid torque tube for excellent drivetrain integrity, the ASG is located in a transaxle layout over the rear axle for an optimal 48:52 front-to-rear weight distribution. Motorsport-developed lightweight aluminum alloy suspension components are complemented by Carbon Ceramic Material (CCM) brake discs and an innovative electrically assisted rack and pinion steering system.
Lightweight, powerful and balanced, the LFA features advanced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) construction for its chassis and much of its bodywork to deliver a light, incredibly strong and impact-resistant structure. Rather than outsource this sophisticated materials technology, the LFA team took the radical step of developing its own CFRP processes internally for ultimate quality control and to make a sound engineering investment in the future.

The LFA’s sporty styling is distinguished by coherent lines that flow from roof to sill in a seamless convex to concave line for sophisticated aerodynamics. Its front-mid engine layout, long wheelbase, short overhangs, and snug, low-slung cabin identify it as a supercar. CFRP also gave the LFA’s designers a far higher degree of design freedom, allowing them to create shapes, curves and edges that would have been impossible with metal. For example, the sharp trailing edges at the rear of the LFA that help provide superlative aerodynamics would not have been possible had traditional metal been used for the bodywork.

A dramatic low-slung cockpit has been intelligently designed and hand-assembled with the finest materials to reflect the car’s driver-centric dynamics. The intimate two-seat cabin has been conceived at every stage – ergonomics, acoustics, materials, comfort, versatility and visibility levels have all been painstakingly engineered – to put the driver at the center of the driving experience.

Production of the LFA supercar will begin in December 2010 with deliveries continuing for the following 24 months.


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2010 Lexus LFA.

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2010 Lexus LFA.

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2010 Lexus LFA.

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2010 Lexus LFA.

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2010 Lexus LFA.

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2010 Lexus LFA.

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2010 Lexus LFA.

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2010 Lexus LFA.

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2010 Lexus LFA.

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2010 Lexus LFA.

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2010 Lexus LFA rear spoiler.

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2010 Lexus LFA exhaust.

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2010 Lexus LFA interior.

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Lexus LFA customizable digital speedometer and tachometer.

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2010 Lexus LFA brakes.

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Carlos's comments

I like alot of what i see here. The only (unfair) comment is that it is a Lexus, and I just don't see how, at this time, it can compete with the likes of Lamborghini and Ferrari among others.

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COMMENTS
marian2772 days ago

I would so love to see one of these in the metal. I've sneaked around the concept car at the 2008 AMI and it looked brilliant, except the alien-y headlights.

I don't think this is meant to compete with the 458 or a LP550/2, to me it's much more like an idea you buy and support. Y'know, because you don't like Ferrari's tachometers and can't quite understand why a Gallardo successor cometh with an A4 B7 satnav.

The LFA's cockpit looks amazing.
http://jalopnik.com/5387089/lexus-lfa-all+digital-tach-speedo-first-look/gallery/1

andrew2771 days ago

The car is so nice. I am waiting to see it in Indian auto car market.

marian2771 days ago

A little afterthought... I think they should have gone with the front of the roadster concept they did before.

See this:
http://www.ridelust.com/wp-content/uploads/lexus-lfa-roadster1.jpg

I assume that the more complex headlights would have made for greater repair costs in case of low-speed impacts, having to replace more than just a bumper. But at 375k that should not be reason enough.

Aaand... after some rounds of listening to the car's sound... amazing. Cross a V10 F1 engine, a M5 V10 and the Carrera GT's marvellous V10 and get this.

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