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Lexus Debuts LFA

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Press release
Source: Lexus

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

Seating 2

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