Lexus has officially unveiled their first supercar called LFA. A prototype of the two-seat LFA will be debut on passing now the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. Only 500 units will be sold worldwide between the outset of production in December 2010 and when it tops in December 2012, and will be priced at US$375,000 (€250,720). A more hot-race model will be introduced in 2011.
The 2010 Lexus LFA is certainly powered by an easily aspirated V10 displacing 4.8 litre (4,805cc). Thanks to its aluminum alloy, magnesium alloy and titanium alloy construction it is actually lighter than a average V8 engine. The car has a an equal-length dual exhaust system and routed through a multistage titanium main muffler.
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Maximum power is an assuring 412kW (560hp) made at a screaming 8,700rpm while summit torque is 480Nm at 6,800rpm. Ninety percent of torque is presented between 3,700rpm and 9,000rpm. It all goes to the rear wheels via a 6-haste ASG transmission featuring intense-function synchronizer rings and a newly urbanized gearshift actuator. A 0-100km/h time of 3.7 seconds is claimed while top rate is 325km/h (202mph).
The relatively low mass of 1480kg (3,263 lbs) was achieved through measures such as carbon fibre reinforced fake (CFRP) bungalow, said to be 100kg lighter than an equivalent aluminium one. Total vehicle length is 4.51m, width is 1.90m and height is a midget-sized 1.22m. It features an expand wishbone front suspension and a multilink structure at the rear. Brakes are carbons ceramic stuff to make stopping as briefly as workable. The LFA gets 265/35ZR20 (95Y) front tyres and 305/30ZR20 (99Y) types at the back.
Aerodynamic rudiments contain an emphatic underbody, a rear diffuser and a hurry-controlled rear wing. The interior can be custom-tailored to outfit buyers’ needs while viewing off a very high-tech instrumentation mean.