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Lexus LFA
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 2011 - 2013
500 units only (20 per month)
Class Supercar
Body Style 2-door, 2-seat Front-Mid engined Coupe
Length 177.6 in (4.51 m)
Width 74.8 in (1.90 m)
Height 48.0 in (1.22 m)
Wheelbase 102.56 in
Weight 3263 lb (1480 kg)
Transmission 6-speed Automated Sequential, RWD
Engine 4.8 litre (4805 cc) 72º 1LR-GUE dual VVT-i DOHC V10, 40 valve
Power 560 hp (412 kW/560 PS) @ 8700 rpm
354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque @ 6800 rpm
Similar Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano
Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
McLaren MP4-12C
Designer Haruhiko Tanahashi

The Lexus LFA is a two-seat exotic sports coupe produced by Lexus as a concept car, racing prototype, and production vehicle.<ref>Official production release site</ref> It is the second model in the F marque line of performance vehicles from Lexus, following the IS F. Three concept versions have been shown, each debuting at the North American International Auto Show with the LF-A designation as part of the LF Series concept line. The first LF-A concept premiered in 2005, followed in 2007 by a second LF-A with a more completely furnished interior and exterior. The third version of the LF-A, a roadster model, premiered in 2008. The production model, trademarked LFA,<ref name=lfatm>Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref> was shown at the Tokyo Motor Show in October 2009.<ref name=autocar>Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref>

The production Lexus LFA features a new V10 engine and a carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) body. The use of CFRP materials, which account for 65 percent of the LFA's body composition,<ref name=rttech>Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref> is to reduce overall weight for improved performance. The LFA is scheduled to go into production in late 2010, with a projected run of 500 hand-built vehicles at an estimated base price of $US375,000.<ref name=bwlaunch/> A circuit-tuned variant is scheduled for 2012.<ref name=lfar>Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref>

See Wikicars' comprehensive Lexus LFA Review.

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¥ 37.5 million
(US$ 375,000/€ 250,720)

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Engine and Transmission



The LFA is powered by a 72° 4.8-liter V10 engine equipped with Dual VVT-i carrying the 1LR-GUE designation with a maximum output of 552 bhp delivered at 8700 rpm. Its maximum torque output of 354 lb-ft arrives at 6800 rpm, 90 percent of which is available from 3700 rpm. The engine, like the Ferrari 458 Italia, redlines at 9000 rpm and is constructed using forged aluminum pistons, titanium connecting rods, titanium valves and uses dry sump lubrication as well. Air is fed directly from beneath the hood through a large rectangular opening using a dual stage variable intake manifold into 10 individual throttle bodies and exits through a titanium muffler. Toyota attempted to design the engine to sound like that of a Formula One car with rapid revs and claims an analog tachometer needle would be unable to accurately track the LFA's rapid changes in engine speeds, necessitating the use of digital tach which can instantly display rpms.

The powerplant gives the LFA a power to weight ratio of 5.9 hp/lb and enables it to reach a top speed of around 202 mi/h.<ref></ref> Like the IS F Yamaha co-developed the engine cylinder heads. The engine complies with Euro V emissions. On the LF-A, the V10 is installed with a front mid-engine placement.<ref name=mauth/>

According to Chief Engineer Haruhiko Tanahashi a front engine layout was selected instead of a mid engine layout as it is inherently more forgiving dynamically affording less experienced drivers with a wider safety net.<ref></ref> To maintain a near ideal weight distribution, a rear transaxle is used, in addition to the mounting of the fuel tank ahead of the rear axle and the radiators at the rear. <ref>Lexus Unveils LF-A Concept at 2005 NAIAS</ref> The engine is connected to the transaxle via a rigid torque tube which the exhaust system runs directly below. This arrangement is designed to lower the vehicle's center of gravity compared to conventional designs.<ref name=autocar/>

  • Engine Type: 1LR-GUE
  • Cylinders/arrangement: V10
  • Valve mechanism: 40-valve DOHC
  • Displacement: 4,805 cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 88.0 x 79.0 mm
  • Compression ratio: 12.0:1
  • Fuel Injection Type: EFI
  • Octane Rating : 95 or higher
  • Max. Power: 552 bhp @ 8,700 rpm
  • Max Torque: 480 Nm @ 6,800 rpm
  • Max. engine speed: 9,000 rpm
  • Exhaust emissions certification: Euro 5


The gearbox itself is a six-speed electrohydraulic transmission operated with paddle-shifters. The driver can select from four settings, auto, normal, sport and wet. Toyota quotes the sport mode's gear change times as ~200 ms. According to Tanahashi a twin-clutch transmission was tested but gear changes were found overly smooth, resembling that of a traditional automatic with its shock absorbing torque converter and the design team preferred the feel of more abrupt and courser shifts, however the auto mode and low speed performance suffers as a result.<ref></ref> A Torsen limited slip differential is also applied on the LFA.<ref name=autocar/> The Lexus LFA transmission gear ratios are as follows:<ref name=ospecs>Official LFA press information</ref>

  • Gearbox type: 6-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox
  • Front counter gear ratio: 1.259
  • Gear ratios
    • 1st: 3.231
    • 2nd: 2.188
    • 3rd: 1.609
    • 4th: 1.233
    • 5th: 0.970
    • 6th: 0.795
    • Final drive ratio: 3.417
  • Maximum permissible speed
    • 1st: 52 mph
    • 2nd: 76 mph
    • 3rd: 104 mph
    • 4th: 136 mph
    • 5th: 172 mph
    • 6th: -


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  • 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h): 3.7 s
  • Top speed of 201.94 mph (325 km/h)
  • Power-to-weight ratio of 5.8 pounds/hp
  • 48/52 front-to-rear weight distribution


  • Front: Cross-drilled ventilated discs, 399 x 34 mm
  • Rear: Cross-drilled ventilated discs, 360 x 28 mm


  • Front: Double wishbone with anti-roll bar
  • Rear: Multilink with anti-roll bar


  • Steering gear type: Rack and pinion
  • Power steering type: Electric
  • Ratio: 14.3
  • Turns lock to lock: 2.35


  • Wheels
    • Front: 20x9.5J BBS alloy
    • Rear: 20x11.5J BBS alloy
  • Tyres
    • Front: 265/35R20 95Y
    • Rear: 305/30R20 99Y


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  • Whitest White
  • Metallic Silver
  • Pearl Gray
  • Pearl Brown
  • Pearl Blue
  • Pearl Yellow
  • Pearl Red
  • Red
  • Black


  • Ivory White
  • Mint Green
  • Aqua
  • Lavender
  • Sky Blue
  • Lime Green
  • Fresh Green
  • Orange
  • Passionate Pink
  • Sunset Orange
  • Slate Blue
  • Steel Blue
  • Moss Green
  • Crystal Gold
  • Brown Stone
  • Steel Gray
  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Black Amethyst
  • Starlight Black
  • Matte Black

Main Competitors

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The LFA interior incorporates carbon fiber, leather, alcantara, and metallic surfaces. There are two bucket seats, and Lexus' Remote Touch controller interface. The instrument display is a digital speedometer with color-changing background, size-changing numbers, and side-appearing submenus.<ref name=cdrev/> The LFA features a new seat-belt driver and passenger airbag design<ref name=cdrev/> increases similar to the S-class ESF safety concept car. The steering wheel feaures a right-mounted start button, and alloy paddle-shifters.<ref name=cdrev/>

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See Also

Lexus RX 400h 2006.jpg

Toyota Motor Corporation

Toyota | Lexus | Scion | Hino | Daihatsu


Cars: IS 250/250C/350 · IS-F · ES 350 · GS 300/430/450h · LS 460/460L · LS 600h/600hL · LFA · CT 200h

SUVs: RX 330/350/400h · GX 460 · LX 470 · LX 570

Hybrid: RX 450h · GS 450h · LS 600h/600hL · HS 250h


Cars: IS 200/300 · ES 250/300/330 · GS 300/400/430 · LS 400/430 · SC 300/400/430

SUVs: RX 300 · LX 450

Hybrid: RX 400h

Racing Vehicles

LF-A Nürburgring 24

Concept Vehicles

LF-A Concept · LF-C Concept · LF-Ch Concept · LF-S Concept · LF-Sh Concept · LF-X Concept · LF-Xh Concept · IS 250 Sports Concept

Engines · Transmissions

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