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|Marque = [[Lexus]]
 
|Marque = [[Lexus]]
 
|aka = '''Type aka here, not up there'''
 
|aka = '''Type aka here, not up there'''
|Production = 2011 - 2013<br>500 units only
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|Production = 2011 - 2013<br>500 units only (20 per month)
 
|Class = [[Supercar]]
 
|Class = [[Supercar]]
 
|Body Style = 2-door, 2-seat [[FR layout|Front-Mid engined]] [[Coupe]]
 
|Body Style = 2-door, 2-seat [[FR layout|Front-Mid engined]] [[Coupe]]
|Length = 4.51 m  
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|Length = 177.6 in (4.51 m)
|Width = 1.90 m
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|Width = 74.8 in (1.90 m)
|Height = 1.22 m
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|Height = 48.0 in (1.22 m)
|Wheelbase = '''wheelbase - type here'''
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|Wheelbase = 102.56 in
 
|Weight = 3263 lb (1480 kg)
 
|Weight = 3263 lb (1480 kg)
|Transmission = 6-speed ASG Sequential, RWD
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|Transmission = 6-speed Automated Sequential, RWD
|Engine = 4.8 litre (4805 cc) 72º [[V10]]
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|Engine = 4.8 litre (4805 cc) 72º ''[[Toyota 1LR-GUE engine|1LR-GUE]] dual VVT-i'' DOHC [[V10]], 40 valve
 
|Power = 560 hp (412 kW/560 PS) @ 8700 rpm<br>354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of [[torque]] @ 6800 rpm
 
|Power = 560 hp (412 kW/560 PS) @ 8700 rpm<br>354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of [[torque]] @ 6800 rpm
|Similar =  [[Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano]]<br>[[Lamborghini Gallardo]]<br>[[Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG]]<br>[[Chevrolet Corvette|Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1]]<br>[[Nissan GT-R]]<br>[[Porsche 911]]<br>[[Audi R8]]<br>[[Dodge Viper]]<br>[[McLaren MP4-12C]]<br>[[Ferrari F430]]<br>[[Ferrari 458 Italia]]<br>[[Aston Martin DB9]]
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|Similar =  [[Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano]]<br>[[Lamborghini Murcielago|Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV]]<br>[[Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG]]<br>[[Chevrolet Corvette ZR1]]<br>[[McLaren MP4-12C]]
|Designer = '''Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)'''
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|Designer = [[Haruhiko Tanahashi]] under [[Simon Humphries]]
 
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'''Use the following MODEL TEMPLATE as the foundation for the Wikicars' Model page:'''
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The '''Lexus LFA''' is a two-seat [[supercar|exotic]] [[sports coupe]] produced by [[Lexus]] as a [[concept car]], [[Racing car|racing prototype]], and production vehicle.<ref>[http://www.lexus-lfa.com Official production release site]</ref> It is the second model in the [[Lexus F|F marque]] line of performance vehicles from Lexus, following the [[Lexus IS F|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 [[Lexus LF|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>{{cite web|url=http://www.themotorreport.com.au/15081/lexus-lf-a-one-step-closer-to-production/|title=Toyota Registers "LFA" Trademark, Lexus Supercar One Step Closer To Production|work=The Motor Report|accessdate=2009-10-20|date=2008-12-17}}</ref> was shown at the [[Tokyo Motor Show]] in October 2009.<ref name=autocar>{{cite web|url=http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/FirstDrives/Lexus-LF-A-5.0/241363/|title=Lexus LF-A - Road Test First Drive|work=Autocar|accessdate=2009-09-02}}</ref>
  
Start off with a brief Introduction to the particular MODEL. Please DO NOT use the same Introduction text from the [[Wikicars:Model Review Template|<MODEL> Review]] page, but rather paraphrase ideas relevant to grasp an overall scope of the [[automobile|vehicle]].  
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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>{{cite web|url=http://www.roadandtrack.com/article.asp?section_id=10&article_id=8479|title=Technical Analysis: 2011 Lexus LFA (12/2009)|work=Road & Track Magazine|accessdate=2009-10-22}}</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>{{cite web|url=http://www.themotorreport.com.au/44916/lexus-lfa-officially-debuts-special-model-due-in2012-video/|title=Lexus LFA Officially Debuts, “Special Model” Due In 2012|work=The Motor Report|accessdate=2009-10-22}}</ref>
  
 
See Wikicars' comprehensive '''[[{{PAGENAME}} Review]]'''.
 
See Wikicars' comprehensive '''[[{{PAGENAME}} Review]]'''.
  
 
===Recent Changes===  
 
===Recent Changes===  
Mention any minor facelifts or major changes made to the [[automobile|vehicle]] here.
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*On March 15, 2010, Lexus announced a limited edition version of the LFA dubbed as the '''LFA Nürburgring Special Edition'''. Available in a choice of Black, Matte Black, "Whitest White", or Orange, this car distinguishes itself by way of canards and a fixed wing in CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced polymer) and ECU work that ups the power output from 560 to 570 hp and reduces shift times from 0.2 to 0.15 seconds. It will also get grippier tires and a hardcore suspension. [http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/03/lexus-lfa-special-edition-officially.html][http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/05/lexus-prices-nurburgring-package-for.html]
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Image:Lexus-lfa-SpecialEdition001.jpg
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===Styles and Major Options===
 
===Styles and Major Options===
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! colspan=1 |'''MODEL Trims'''
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! style="text-align:left; font-weight:large; background:#ddb;" | LFA
 
! style="text-align:left; font-weight:large; background:#ddb;" | LFA
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! style="text-align:left; font-weight:large; background:#f4f4da;" | LFA Nürburgring Special Edition
 
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! colspan=1 |''MSRP''
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! colspan=2 |''MSRP''
 
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! style="text-align:left; font-weight:large; background:#ddb;" | ¥ 37.5 million<br>(US$ 375,000/€ 250,720)
 
! style="text-align:left; font-weight:large; background:#ddb;" | ¥ 37.5 million<br>(US$ 375,000/€ 250,720)
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! style="text-align:left; font-weight:large; background:#f4f4da;" | US$ 450,000
 
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===Engine and Transmission===
 
===Engine and Transmission===
 
[[Image:2012-Lexus-LFA-15small.jpg|right|frame]]
 
[[Image:2012-Lexus-LFA-15small.jpg|right|frame]]
Specifications, details, graphs, pictures and other information regarding the powertrain is placed in this section.
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'''ENGINE'''
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The LFA is powered by a 72° 4.8-liter V10 engine equipped with Dual VVT-i carrying the ''[[Toyota LR engine#1LR-GUE|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]], [[redline]]s 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.
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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>http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/215355/lexus_lfa.html</ref> Like the [[Lexus IS F|IS F]] Yamaha co-developed the engine cylinder heads. The engine complies with [[European emission standards|Euro V emissions]]. On the LF-A, the V10 is installed with a front mid-engine placement.<ref name=mauth/>
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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>http://www.roadandtrack.com/article.asp?section_id=7&article_id=8480</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. <!--(48%:52%)--><ref>[http://www.worldcarfans.com/2050110.022/lexus-unveils-lf-a-concept-at-2005-naias 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/>
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* Engine Type: 1LR-GUE
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* Cylinders/arrangement: V10
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* Valve mechanism: 40-valve DOHC
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* Displacement: 4,805 cc
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* Bore x Stroke: 88.0 x 79.0 mm
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* Compression ratio: 12.0:1
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* Fuel Injection Type: EFI
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* Octane Rating : 95 or higher
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* Max. Power: 552 bhp @ 8,700 rpm
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* Max Torque: 480 Nm @ 6,800 rpm
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* Max. engine speed: 9,000 rpm
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* Exhaust emissions certification: Euro 5
  
 
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'''TRANSMISSION'''
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The gearbox itself is a six-speed [[electrohydraulic manual transmission|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>http://www.roadandtrack.com/article.asp?section_id=10&article_id=8479</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>[http://www2.toyota.co.jp/press/tokyo-ms2009/lexus/thumbnail/lfa_e_pdf.jpg Official LFA press information]</ref>
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* Gearbox type: 6-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox
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* Front counter gear ratio: 1.259
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* Gear ratios
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** 1st: 3.231
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** 2nd: 2.188
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** 3rd: 1.609
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** 4th: 1.233
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** 5th: 0.970
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** 6th: 0.795
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** Final drive ratio: 3.417
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* Maximum permissible speed
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** 1st: 52 mph
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** 2nd: 76 mph
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** 3rd: 104 mph
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** 4th: 136 mph
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** 5th: 172 mph
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** 6th: -
  
 
===Performance===
 
===Performance===
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If using information gathered from Road Test articles from a reputable automotive source, then '''''please make sure to cite the quote'''''.
  
*Top speed of 201.94 MPH
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'''PERFORMANCE'''
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*0-62 mph (0-100 km/h): 3.7 s
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*Top speed of 201.94 mph (325 km/h)
 
*Power-to-weight ratio of 5.8 pounds/hp
 
*Power-to-weight ratio of 5.8 pounds/hp
 
*48/52 front-to-rear weight distribution
 
*48/52 front-to-rear weight distribution
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'''BRAKES'''
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*Front: Cross-drilled ventilated discs, 399 x 34 mm
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*Rear: Cross-drilled ventilated discs, 360 x 28 mm
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'''SUSPENSION'''
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*Front: Double wishbone with anti-roll bar
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*Rear: Multilink with anti-roll bar
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'''STEERING'''
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*Steering gear type: Rack and pinion
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*Power steering type: Electric
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*Ratio: 14.3
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*Turns lock to lock: 2.35
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'''TYRES AND WHEELS'''
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*Wheels
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**Front: 20x9.5J BBS alloy
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**Rear: 20x11.5J BBS alloy
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*Tyres
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**Front: 265/35R20 95Y
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**Rear: 305/30R20 99Y
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===Colors===
 
===Colors===
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'''Standard'''
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* Whitest White
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* Metallic Silver
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* Pearl Gray
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* Pearl Brown
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* Pearl Blue
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* Pearl Yellow
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* Pearl Red
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* Red
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* Black
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'''Special'''
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* Ivory White
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* Mint Green
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* Aqua
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* Lavender
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* Sky Blue
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* Lime Green
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* Fresh Green
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* Orange
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* Passionate Pink
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* Sunset Orange
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* Slate Blue
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* Steel Blue
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* Moss Green
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* Crystal Gold
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* Brown Stone
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* Steel Gray
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* Lapis Lazuli
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* Black Amethyst
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* Starlight Black
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* Matte Black
  
 
===Main Competitors===
 
===Main Competitors===
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In terms of price, performance and exclusivity, these are the LFA's closest competitors. However, it should be noted that at its US$ 375,000 entry fee and 500 unit production, the LFA sits in a unique market segment that has no direct competitors (or which are no longer produced, such as the [[Porsche Carrera GT]] or the [[Mercedes-Benz SLR-McLaren]]).
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*[[Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano]]
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*[[Lamborghini Murcielago|Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SV]]
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*[[Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG]]
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*[[Chevrolet Corvette ZR1]]
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*[[McLaren MP4-12C]]
  
 
==Hybrid Models==
 
==Hybrid Models==
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[[Image:Lexus-LF-A-129small.jpg|right|frame]]
 
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[[Image:2012-Lexus-LFA-12small.jpg|right|frame]]
 
[[Image:2012-Lexus-LFA-12small.jpg|right|frame]]
This section should include information on the interior's ''design'', ''build quality'', ''ergonomics'', ''space (head and legroom, front and rear)'', ''features'', ''stowage compartments'' and ''overall comfort'' and ''livability''. Add pictures wherever applicable and '''''keep information in a third-person point of view'''''.
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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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<!--TFT display electic movable metal ring tach changes on mode,bare carbon fiber, bespoke, Remote Touch,knee airbags-->
  
 
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*[http://www.autoblog.com/2009/10/20/one-more-massive-lexus-lf-a-leak-with-specs/ One more massive Lexus LF-A leak, with specs]
 
*[http://www.autoblog.com/2009/10/20/one-more-massive-lexus-lf-a-leak-with-specs/ One more massive Lexus LF-A leak, with specs]
 
*[http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2009/10/lexus-lfa-online-configurator-launched.html Lexus LFA Online Configurator Launched, and yes, 'Passionate Pink' is Offered on the Menu... ]
 
*[http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2009/10/lexus-lfa-online-configurator-launched.html Lexus LFA Online Configurator Launched, and yes, 'Passionate Pink' is Offered on the Menu... ]
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*[http://jalopnik.com/5387242/lexus-hangs-cad+like-wire+frame-lfa-cut+away-on-wall-like-trophy Lexus Hangs CAD-Like Wire-frame LFA Cut-Away On Wall Like Trophy]
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*[http://jalopnik.com/5387089/lexus-lfa-all+digital-tach-speedo-first-look/gallery/ Lexus LFA All-Digital Tach, Speedo: First Look]
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*[http://www.autoblog.com/2009/10/22/lexus-lfa-transparent-tokyo-2009-architect/ Tokyo 2009: Cool As Ice: Japanese architect builds full-size transparent Lexus LFA]
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*[http://www.autoblog.com/2009/11/23/report-lexus-to-lease-not-sell-all-500-lfa-supercars-in-ord/ REPORT: Lexus to lease - not sell - all 500 LFA supercars in order to foil speculators]
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*[http://www.autoblog.com/2009/12/04/lexus-lfa-to-be-sold-in-europe-through-one-dealership/ Lexus LFA to be sold in Europe through one dealership]
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*[http://www.autoblog.com/2010/02/26/officially-official-2012-lexus-lfa-priced-at-375-000/ Officially Official: 2012 Lexus LFA priced at $375,000*]
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*[http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/03/lexus-lfa-special-edition-officially.html Lexus LFA Special Edition Officially Revealed - As if this NEEDED to Happen...]
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*[http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/03/lexus-heading-back-to-24h-of.html Lexus Heading Back to 24h of Nürburgring with LFA Supercar - First Photos ]
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*[http://carscoop.blogspot.com/2010/08/lexus-announces-lfa-luggage-collection.html Lexus Announces LFA Luggage Collection, Tens of Buyers Rejoice ]
  
 
'''''Enthusiast Sites and Discussion Forums'''''
 
'''''Enthusiast Sites and Discussion Forums'''''
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:09, 18 October 2010

Lexus-LF-A-130small.jpg
Lexus LFA
Lexus
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 under Simon Humphries

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.

Recent Changes

  • On March 15, 2010, Lexus announced a limited edition version of the LFA dubbed as the LFA Nürburgring Special Edition. Available in a choice of Black, Matte Black, "Whitest White", or Orange, this car distinguishes itself by way of canards and a fixed wing in CFRP (carbon fiber reinforced polymer) and ECU work that ups the power output from 560 to 570 hp and reduces shift times from 0.2 to 0.15 seconds. It will also get grippier tires and a hardcore suspension. [1][2]

Styles and Major Options

Certain vehicles come in different trim levels or body styles. Features and major options should be mentioned here.

Pricing

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MODEL Trims
LFA LFA Nürburgring Special Edition
MSRP
¥ 37.5 million
(US$ 375,000/€ 250,720)
US$ 450,000
Invoice
$Price1 $Price2

Gas Mileage

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As seen on the FuelEconomy.gov website, the City/Highway MPG averages are as follows:

Trim
Trim1 Trim2 Trim3 Trim4
MPG
c/h c/h c/h c/h

Engine and Transmission

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ENGINE

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>http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpressnews/215355/lexus_lfa.html</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>http://www.roadandtrack.com/article.asp?section_id=7&article_id=8480</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


TRANSMISSION

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>http://www.roadandtrack.com/article.asp?section_id=10&article_id=8479</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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PERFORMANCE

  • 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

BRAKES

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

SUSPENSION

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

STEERING

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

TYRES AND WHEELS

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



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  • Mint Green
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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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