|aka||Type aka here, not up there|
|Production|| 2011 - 2013|
500 units only
|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)|
|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
|Designer||Designer (lead designer if it was a team effort)|
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- 5 Engine and Transmission
- 6 Performance
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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>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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- 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
TYRES AND WHEELS
- Front: 20x9.5J BBS alloy
- Rear: 20x11.5J BBS alloy
- Front: 265/35R20 95Y
- Rear: 305/30R20 99Y
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- Pearl Gray
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- Lime Green
- Fresh Green
- Passionate Pink
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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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Hybrid: RX 400h
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News and References
- VIDEO: Lexus LF-A breaks cover before Tokyo unveiling
- Full Production Lexus LF-A Caught Inside & Out Ahead of Tokyo Unveiling
- Tokyo 2009: Lexus reveals $375,000 LFA supercar...finally
- Lexus LF-A: Production Version of V10 Supercar Uncovered in Photos and Video
- VIDEO: Lexus LFA Official Promo Film with Some Track Action
- 2012 Lexus LFA: Official High-Res Photos and Specs of Ferrari-Fighting Supercar, Priced at $375,000
- Lexus LFA Officially Unveiled in Tokyo
- One more massive Lexus LF-A leak, with specs
- Lexus LFA Online Configurator Launched, and yes, 'Passionate Pink' is Offered on the Menu...
- Lexus Hangs CAD-Like Wire-frame LFA Cut-Away On Wall Like Trophy
- Lexus LFA All-Digital Tach, Speedo: First Look
- Tokyo 2009: Cool As Ice: Japanese architect builds full-size transparent Lexus LFA
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