The Lexus LFA a watershed point from lexus manufactured. Lexus LFA its global debut marks the spectacular arrival of a new flagship for the F portfolio of Lexus performance models. A Lexus that single-handedly creates new boundaries to redefine the supercar for the 21st Century.
Haruhiko Tanahashi, chief engineer of the LFA’s development program said ““From the very beginning of automobile history, supercars have represented dreams, hopes and aspirations,” and “For Lexus, a brand that aims to provide customers enlightened moments and memorable experiences, the development of a world-class supercar was an indispensable next step”.
Lexus LFA indispensable next step centered on the creation of a supercar that would deliver the supreme driving experience and a true clean-sheer design.
In a radical departure from standard Lexus development practice, they approached the LFA from a non-traditional angle, pushing their technological, material and engineering boundaries at every step.
Lexus LFA has a dynamically styled supercar powered by a sophisticated new high-revving 4.8-liter V10 engine that generates 552 hp (412kW/560DIN hp) and 354 lb-ft (480Nm) of torque for adrenaline-fuelled 202 mph (325km/h) performance and a unique six-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox (ASG) with paddle shifters for ultimate driver control. Lexus features advanced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) construction for its chassis and bodywork to deliver a light, incredibly strong and impact-resistant structure.
Tanahashi said “The Lexus LFA is a thoroughbred supercar, a machine engineered to achieve one single goal – to deliver a supreme driving experience,” and “Over the past decade we have pushed every boundary in the pursuit of this goal. I believe that we have created the most driver-oriented car we possibly could.”