2012 Lexus LFA: Official High-Res Photos and Specs of Ferrari-Fighting Supercar, Priced at $375,000

Making its world premiere at the Tokyo Motor Show today, the production version of the original LF-A concept, which has been renamed to LFA, is Lexus’ first-ever supercar and it will go on sale at the end of 2010. The Ferrari-fighting supercar is powered by a front-mounted, purpose built 4.8-liter V10 engine that cranks out 553HP (560PS) at 8,700 rpm and 480Nm or 354 lb-ft of torque at 6,800 rpm, with 90% of its peak torque available between 3,700rpm and 9,000rpm.

The all-new compact-sized V10 engine that is said to be smaller than a conventional V8, sends power to the rear wheels through a six-speed automated sequential gearbox that features four selectable driving modes and a seven-stage shift-speed selector that results in upshift speeds down to 0.2 seconds.

The Japanese maker claims a 0 to 100km/h (62mph) sprint time of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 325 km/h or 202 mph for the LFA.

Just like many other top-notch supercars such as the Ferrari Enzo, the chassis and body of the LFA are made largely of carbon-fiber composite. In accordance to Lexus, the 4,505mm long car weighs 1,480kg or 3,263 pounds with a front-to-rear weight distribution of 48:52. For the record, the Enzo weighed in at 1,365kg or 3,009 lbs.

The LFA’s suspension comprises of double wishbones at the front and a multilink arrangement at the back. Stopping power comes courtesy of Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes with six-piston calipers up front and four-piston calipers at the rear.

Lexus has already began accepting orders for the LFA with first deliveries expected to take place towards the end of 2010. Production of the base model will be strictly limited to 500 units with preliminary pricing set at $375,000 (around €250,000).

In the beginning of 2012, Lexus will also launch two special versions of the LFA, including one with unique color(s) and a more track-focused model.


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