Lexus LFA production version debuts in Japan
After spending half a decade in development hell, running the ‘Ring in camo, briefly getting cancelled during the recession, and even racing at a few events, the production version of the Lexus LF-A supercar has finally debuted in Japan.
The 2011 LFA, as it is now known, is powered by a 4.8-litre V10 putting out 552 hp at 8700 rpm and 479 Nm of torque at 6800 rpm, with a redline of 9000 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed sequential automanual gearbox and a rear-wheel-drive platform with limited-slip differential and a reasonable 1,483 kg curb weight.
The supercar is apparently capable of 0-100 kph in 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 323 kph.
The LFA has a 48:52 front-to-rear weight distribution, and a 65% carbon-fibre body. It comes with 20-inch BBS alloy wheels wrapped in 265/35 tyres front and 305/30 in the rear.
Not really the Toyota Supra replacement that everyone was hoping for, the Lexus LFA is expected to retail for the equivalent of Dhs 1.4 million, because it will be limited to 500 units.