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  • LFA

    A Supercar In Every Sense

LFA Highlights

Birth Of An Icon

In 2000 Lexus engineers began the journey that culminated in the production of an amazing supercar. Watch the video below and click the link to explore the life of the LFA.

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  • "THE LEVEL OF EXPERTISE, PASSION, AND CARE FOR THE FINAL PRODUCT IS VIRTUOSIC." - MOTOR TREND ON THE LFA WORKS TEAM

Performance

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  • WEAVING THE FUTURE

    Three different processes of carbon fiber construction are used throughout the LFA's chassis. However, when it came to forming the A-pillar and roofline, there was no way to create such a complex three-dimensional shape. The solution: We invented a loom that weaves carbon fiber strands in 3-D.


  • COLOSSAL PERFORMANCE,
    COMPACT SIZE

    With a design inspired by F1 racing, the LFA's lightweight V10 generates 552 horsepower while taking up the same space as a traditional V6 engine.

    Ten individual throttle bodies

    This helps provide immediate, linear response from the driver's accelerator pedal inputs.

    The surge tank

    To enhance the auditory experience for the driver, this tank borrows rigid side and horizontal rib elements from musical instruments.

    Cryogenically treated, high-alloy steel camshaft

    The manufacturing process of this critical component balances light weight with extreme durability.

    Dry sump lubrication system

    The design of this system helps lower the LFA's center of gravity, and keeps oil flowing during high-G maneuvers.

    Forged aluminum pistons

    Durable, exotic and lightweight. These pistons let the LFA's V10 rev quickly to its stratospheric limits.

  • Stopping Power

    Born of competition, the LFA's brakes are some of the most advanced on the planet. Great pains were taken to ensure that the LFA's stopping power was consistent lap after punishing lap.

    Six-piston calipers up
    front and four-piston
    versions in the rear rein
    in the V10's power
    Two-piece Carbon Ceramic
    Material (CCM) full-floating
    brake discs nearly eliminate fade
  • Putting 9,000 RPM
    To The Wheels

    Handling the ferocious power output of the LFA's V10 required an advanced six-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox (ASG) that could produce upshifts in just 200 milliseconds.

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  • High-Speed
    Symphony

    In conjunction with Yamaha®, LFA engineers precisely tuned the V10 powerplant to deliver immense power. Then Chief Engineer Haruhiko Tanahashi employed Yamaha's musical instrument division to help create an unmistakable auditory experience for drivers and onlookers alike.

  • Tuned By Yamaha

    The hair-raising wail of the world's most sophisticated racecars was the inspiration behind the soundtrack that emanates from the rear of the LFA.

    The entire engine has been tuned to deliver a Formula 1-inspired sound
    Borrowing design elements from musical instruments, the LFA's surge tank uses rigid sides and horizontal ribs
    The exhaust note is further refined with equal-length tubular manifolds
    Sound channels surround the driver's ears with high notes, and push low frequencies toward the driver's feet

  • Track-Honed,
    Competition-Proven

    Nearly every element of the LFA's suspension was conceived, tested or modified while testing at the Nürburgring. Ultimate refinement took place while competing in the endurance races held on that legendary course.

  • SUBTRACT WEIGHT, ADD PERFORMANCE

    Advanced materials and construction techniques were used throughout the LFA to reduce weight while adding strength and performance.

    Rigidity

    Front and rear cross bracings connected by a lattice-style central brace further stiffen the LFA.

    Lightweight Materials

    Forged aluminum components and hollow anti-roll bars help shed every gram of weight possible.

    Custom Tires

    Twenty-inch forged aluminum BBS wheels at every corner are wrapped with tires [*] developed specifically for the LFA.

    Race Suspension

    The supercar's performance targets merited the design of bespoke remote reservoir shocks.

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  • King Of The Nürburgring

    The optional Nürburgring Package included aggressive aerodynamic aids, a track-focused suspension, 10 more horsepower and a recalibrated transmission.

    These elements allowed driver Akira Iida to lap the famed Nürburgring in just 7:14.64--a record for a car equipped with non-competition tires.

  • The NÜrburgring Package

    In addition to its aerodynamic exterior adjustments, the LFA Nürburgring package includes a reprogrammed transmission, track-tuned suspension and 10 more horsepower over the standard LFA.

    Larger, fixed carbon fiber rear wing
    Aerodynamic canards
    10 additional horsepower, 562 hp total [*]
    A transmission recalibrated for faster shifts
    A more adjustable, track-focused suspension

Design


  • 0 To 9,000 In
    0.6 Seconds

    Beneath a hooded instrument panel lies a Thin Film Transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) panel and a motor-driven ring that houses the LFA's legendary tachometer. Its digital needle was the only way to accurately keep up with the V10 that revs from idle to 9,000 RPM in 0.6 seconds.


  • From The Future,
    For The Driver

    Inside the LFA, the driver sits as close to the center of the vehicle as possible, providing extraordinary levels of feel and control.

    This sense of control is heightened throughout the cabin with nearly every piece of leather, metal and fabric inside each LFA, chosen by its driver.

  • From The Future,
    For The Driver

    Inside the LFA, the driver sits as close to the center of the vehicle as possible, providing extraordinary levels of feel and control.

    This sense of control is heightened throughout the cabin with nearly every piece of leather, metal and fabric inside each LFA, chosen by its driver.

    Drive Mode Select

    This machined aluminum knob lets the driver select Normal, Auto, Wet, or Sport mode.

    Carbon fiber steering wheel

    Functional, elegant and painstakingly handcrafted out of carbon fiber, leather and aluminum.

    The center console

    It is the home for climate, audio and navigation controls. And, its metal finish can be specified in Silver or Blackish Brown.

  • From The Future,
    For The Driver

    Inside the LFA, the driver sits as close to the center of the vehicle as possible, providing extraordinary levels of feel and control.

    This sense of control is heightened throughout the cabin with nearly every piece of leather, metal and fabric inside each LFA, chosen by its driver.


  • Designed Down To The Last Molecule

    The LFA is a complete expression of the L-Finesse design philosophy that balances Incisive Simplicity, Intriguing Elegance and Seamless Anticipation.

    The result is aesthetically stunning yet incredibly functional. It is a study in how to manage every particle of air flowing around a vehicle capable of 202 mph [*].

  • Designed Down To The Last Molecule

    The LFA is a complete expression of the L-Finesse design philosophy that balances Incisive Simplicity, Intriguing Elegance and Seamless Anticipation.

    The result is aesthetically stunning yet incredibly functional. It is a study in how to manage every particle of air flowing around a vehicle capable of 202 mph [*].

  • Designed Down To The Last Molecule

    The LFA is a complete expression of the L-Finesse design philosophy that balances Incisive Simplicity, Intriguing Elegance and Seamless Anticipation.

    The result is aesthetically stunning yet incredibly functional. It is a study in how to manage every particle of air flowing around a vehicle capable of 202 mph [*].


  • 30 BILLION POSSIBILITIES. ZERO SHORTCUTS.

    The process of obtaining an LFA is special and unsurpassed, even in the world of supercars. It starts with a personal visit and a valise containing finish options for the exterior, wheels and brake calipers.

In Honor Of Hiromu Naruse

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Vehicle(s) shown may feature optional equipment.

MSRP does not include delivery, processing and handling fee of $910. Excludes taxes, title, license and optional equipment. Dealer price may vary. ©2006-2014 Lexus, a Division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. All information contained herein applies to U.S. vehicles only. [*]

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