Lexus LFA (LF-A) supercar officially unveiled, photos, video and details included – rpmGo.com



Finally the day has arrived when Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus has unveiled its supercar, the LFA, formerly known as the LF-A. The new car is powered by a massive 4.8-liter V10 engine, designed specifically to take the fight to brands like Ferrari or Lamborghini, not to mention its local rival, the Nissan GT-R.

In terms of numbers, the engine produces 553 HP at 8,700 rpm, with a torque of 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) at 6,800 rpm. What’s more interesting is that 90% of said torque will be avialable from 3,700 rpm and up to s staggering 9,000 rpm. But even though it is quite big, Lexus say that its V10 engine is even smaller than most V8 units on the market. It will send power to the rear wheels thanks to a six-speed automated gearbox, with four selectable modes of driving and a ridiculous seven-stage (!) shift-speed selector, which can upshift in just 0.2 seconds.

All of these figures means that the new LFA will sprint from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.7 seconds, and up to 325 km/h or 202 mph.

The body is of course made out of carbon fiber, and will weight just 1,480 kg (3,263 pounds). The suspension will be a double wishboned-one at the front and a multilink arrangement at the back, just in case you were wondering. It’s also good to know that you will be stopping in time, as the brakes are carbon-ceramic ones, straight from Brembo.

In case your piggy bank or wallet was already prepared for this announcement (which they should, considering we previewed the release of the car before the Tokyo Motor Show), Lexus is already accepting orders and will begin to deliver each of the projected 500 units at the end of 2010. The price you ask? Just $375,000 or €250,000. In case you have even more money lying around, perhaps you can wait until the beginning of 2012 when Lexus will launch two special versions of the LFA, one with unique colors and another track-oriented one. Until then, enjoy the photo gallery below and the video presentation of the Lexus LFA supercar which is located after the jump.

Photo Gallery: Lexus LFA

Source: CarScoop

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