Tokyo— Lexus announces today the official launch of the LFA, a two-seat supercar scheduled to go into production at the end of 2010 as the pinnacle of the Lexus “F” premium sports car series.
Ultra-responsive and extremely stable even when taken to the edge, the LFA creates a sense of reassurance that opens up a range of driving emotions – from exhilaration to control.
The LFA combines high output, superb chassis design and meticulous aerodynamics to achieve instantaneous total-vehicle response characterized by high-rev, seamless acceleration echoed by a self-defining resonance from its 4.8-litre V10.
Only 500 units of the LFA are to be produced and sold worldwide.
LFA Main Specifications* (European-market version)
Length/width/height 4,505/1,895/1,220 mm
Wheelbase 2,605 mm
Track (front/rear) 1,580/1,570 mm
Vehicle weight 1,480 kg
Model/displacement 1LR-GUE/4,805 cc
Type V10 gasoline engine DOHC
Maximum output 412kW (560PS)/8,700rpm
Maximum torque 480N-m (48.9kgf-m)/6,800rpm
Transmission Six-speed ASG (Automated Sequential Gearbox)
Powertrain Front engine, rear-wheel drive
Suspension (front/rear) Double wishbone/Multilink
Brakes (front/rear) CCM (Carbon Ceramic Material) discs/CCM discs
Front 265/35ZR20 (95Y)
Rear 305/30ZR20 (99Y)
Maximum speed 325km/h
Acceleration 0-100km/h 3.7 sec.
*According to Lexus measurements and targets