After several years of prototypes and test mules howling their way around several race tracks in the world, the final production version of the Lexus LFA has officially shown itself in the metal.
The LFA's exterior design has stayed extremely faithful to the concept versions that have been on display at various motorshows in the world. A futuristic design has been favoured over a traditional Italian-esque design. The LFA is also of a front-engine rear-wheel drive layout, rather than a mid-engine and rear wheel drive. With that said, a 4.8l V10 that revs to 9000 rpm, does the job of propelling this supercoupe. The engine is good for 552 bhp @ 8700 rpm, while torque is rated at 480 nm @ 6800 rpm. The V10 then channels its grunt through a six speed manual gearbox operated by steering wheel paddle shifters, and is able to get the LFA from 0-62 mph in 3.7 sec and onto a top speed of 202 mph.
Other key aspects include a drag coefficient 0.31, and a kerb weight of around 1480 -1580 kg. Twenty inch BBS wheels wrapped around in Bridgestone tyres are standard, while carbon ceramic disc brakes have the task of slowing the LFA down, which measure 390mm at the front (with 6 piston aluminium callipers) and 306mm at the rear (four pot callipers). The all carbon-fibre LFA will go on sale with a price tag of £336,000 (368,000 Euros) at its UK launch, with a limited production run of only 500 cars.
It has only been a few hours since detailed information about the LFA has been released, but it already seems that people in the car enthusiasts community have decided what stands out the most about this car. Its engine. Have a click on the video below, and surely you will agree.