Lexus LF-A – revealed +videoWed, 21 Oct 2009
The Lexus LF-A - a V10 Supercar - has been revealed in Tokyo
Until Lexus announced it was bringing a Supercar to Tokyo, that is. After four years of waiting and endless spy shots of the LF-A pounding round the Nurburgring we finally see the official reveal of the Lexus LF-A. A glorious 4.8 litre V10 Supercar with 552bhp, 354lbs/ft of torque, a 9,000 rpm redline, a six-speed sequential ‘box, a 0-60mph time of 3.5 seconds and a top speed of over 200mph. That’s better.
Sadly, the LF-A still won’t hit the roads for over a year as Lexus tell us that deliveries won’t start until 2011. And there will only be 500 LF-As made at the less than bargain price of £336,000. Which does seem a great deal of money for a Japanese car with similar performance to that other Japanese Supercar – the Nissan GT-R – which comes in at about 1/6th the price. Still, it does look special.
There’s huge attention to detail, as you would expect from Lexus, with 390mm Carbon Ceramic brakes, track-tuned suspension featuring aluminium monotube dampers, a drag coefficient of just 0.31, a leather and Alcantara clad cabin with LCD displays and front and rear carbon fibre crash boxes.
It certainly looks like Lexus has created something of a masterpiece with the LF-A. Let’s hope it drives as good as it looks. As you already know, Thomas Bangma – a Dutch car journo – reckons the Lexus LF-A is the best driving car ever built. A promising start.
Video and pictures below, and all the bumph from Lexus in the Lexus LF-A Press release.
By Cars UK