The Lexus LFA is an ultra-rare, ultra-fast supercar that cost around $400,000 when it was new in 2011 and 2012 — and yet, nobody talks about it. I’ve reviewed an LFA to show you what it’s like — and I’ve given it a DougScore.
The Lexus LFA is a two-seat sports car manufactured by Lexus, the luxury car division of Toyota. It is the second model in the F marque line of performance vehicles from Lexus, following the IS F.
The Lexus LFA is powered by a 72-degree bank angle 4,805 cc V10 engine equipped with Dual VVT-i carrying the 1LR-GUE designation with a maximum output of 412 kW delivered at 8,700 rpm. Its maximum torque output of 480 N⋅m arrives at 6,800 rpm, 90 percent of which is available from 3,700 rpm.
The gearbox built by Aisin is a six-speed single-clutch automated manual transmission actuated with paddle-shifters.The Lexus LFA’s frame is made from an in-house designed and manufactured carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) centre monocoque with aluminium front and rear subframes. The subframes, which can be removed and replaced minimising potential repair costs, are joined to the monocoque using a newly developed aluminum flanged collar designed to create a stronger joint./wikipedia