Launched! Lexus LF-A

lfa front

Finally! It has arrived.

Lexus have been teasing us with this monster for the past few years, boasting about the technology it packs, along with its vicious 550 hp 4.8 liter V10. If that wasn’t enough, the boys out in Japan decided it would be even more of a tease to send a race variant out to LeMans. Granted, it didn’t do so well but hey, I’m sure it helped in its development.

lfa rear

Only 500 cars will be available when the car goes into production at the end of 2010. Apparently, Lexus is only taking orders at this point (“pre-sales” according to their press release).

lfa interior

Now back to some of the details, Lexus was able to compact the size of the V10 to be smaller than your normal V8. On top of this, the car redlines at 9,000 rpm, hitting 0-100 km/h in approx. 3.5 seconds and a top speed of over 320 km/h. Wow!

lfa steering

To keep weight down, they employed the use of carbon fiber reinforced plastic throughout the exterior and the interior. Prices are expected to be over $350,000 according to Autoblog. Quite high but afterall, it is the most exclusive Lexus ever built.

[Sources: Lexus, Autoblog, Autocar]

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4 Comments on “Launched! Lexus LF-A”

  1. Miss Good Egg Says:

    I liked how it went voom after turning the ignition. Looks like the Audi sports car though. I dunno model numbers though.

    • el wehbi Says:

      It’s funny you mention that because I read in a few reviews that lots of people have said that the LF-A has some hints of the Audi R8 sports car. Must be the rear end of the car.

  2. Miss Good Egg Says:

    No el wehbi even the front. It’s maf:goo9a and flat like the audi and those grey triangles remind me of it too I dunno why.

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