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Lexus LFA Is the $400k Ultra-Gast Supercar


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, and also the first standalone Lexus F model. 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.

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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 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 engine redlines at 9,000 rpm, but with a fuel cutoff set at 9,500 rpm,and is constructed using forged aluminum pistons, forged titanium connecting rods, and solid titanium valves.The gearbox built by Aisin is a six-speed single-clutch automated manual transmission actuated with paddle-shifters.


Lexus initially sought to use a dual-clutch transmission, but decided that the shift feel was too smooth. Instead, they opted for an automated sequential gearbox.The LFA interior incorporates carbon fibre, leather, alcantara, and metallic surfaces. There are two bucket seats, and Lexus’ Remote Touch controller interface. The interior design uses bespoke materials and colours.The instrument display is a digital thin-film transistor (TFT) speedometer with colour-changing background, size-changing numbers, and side-appearing submenus.