2012 Lexus LFA Reviews, Pictures and Prices | U.S. News Best Cars

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2012 Lexus LFA Review


Minimal cargo

Unrefined automated manual

The 2012 Lexus LFA wows with its agility and Formula powertrain, but stumbles with an transmission and an astronomically-high base

Test drivers rwrite there’s a lot to like about first exotic sports but unfortunately there are also a few areas where the 2012 LFA doesn’t do well. From a standpoint, the LFA earns recognition for its V8 engine, which was derived Toyota’s now-defunct Formula 1 The LFA also has a carbon-fiber and aluminum structure to reduce its weight and structural rigidity.

Combined with its performance-tuned reviewers say that the result is a car handles, steers and brakes impressive poise.

Unfortunately, auto writers dislike the six-speed single-clutch automated transmission. They say it lacks the of the dual-clutch transmissions available on of its competitors, and that it has trouble the right gear if you’re cruising around in automatic

The cockpit of the Lexus LFA is both and high-quality. LFA buyers can choose a multitude of available fabric and combinations to personalize their and with just 500 planned for the added personalization only to the LFA’s exclusivity. And while in and out of the LFA can require a bit of contortion, reviewers agree that the seats are

Still, cargo space is and while some test say that the Lexus’ interior has a leg up on its European rivals, others that the LFA’s controls require some attention to

Still, with a base of $375,000, perhaps the biggest about the Lexus LFA is its price “The LFA is behind the current of supercars in certain areas, one of being performance per dollar,” Motor Trend. “Several of match or beat the LFA’s at half or less the price.”

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Lexus LFA

If you’re not by the LFA’s high price, the Aventador is worth serious The Aventador starts at almost but its 700-horsepower V12 engine means you’ll get a lot more performance. a zero to 60 mph time of just 2.9 the Aventador is also 0.7 seconds to 60 mph than the LFA.

The LFA’s level of performance can be had for significantly less money as If you’d like to save than half of the LFA’s consider the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. at $183,000, the SLS closely matches the performance abilities with a V8 and a zero to 60 mph time of 3.7 seconds.

Lexus LFA: The Details

The 2012 Lexus LFA starts at and features a 4.8-liter V10 engine generates 552 horsepower. A six-speed manual transmission routes to the rear wheels, and the LFA maintains a light weight thanks to its which is constructed of aluminum and

Standard features include wheels, dual-zone climate leather or faux-suede Alcantara Bluetooth and a 12-speaker stereo a six-disc CD changer and USB interface. The 2 package adds a Mark surround sound stereo and The Configuration 3 package adds the features plus Lexus’ telematics system and XM Radio traffic and weather updates.

Out of the Toyota’s first supercar a Ferrari. Yeah, you read correctly. If Toyota put the same and passion into the rest of its the company would be unbeatable. Car and Driver A number of cars can or beat the LFA’s lofty figures at a fraction of the price, and of them boast more surnames.

But for those who assign value to (only 500 are to be built), refinement, and sophistication, the LFA would be a prized to their garage. — Guide There’s a good Bob Barker and Drew Carey be interested in the 2012 Lexus LFA. this Lexus’ $375,000 the price is almost certainly not — Edmunds Lexus is a to the supercar game, and evidently about its position. There’s no the LFA should cost $217,000 than the V10 all-wheel-drive mid-engine R8, for example; or twice as much as the SLS AMG, which has more and torque; or $135,000 more the mid-engine Ferrari 458, more performance all-around; or the as the Lamborghini Aventador, with a mid-engine V12 and a full carbon-fiber not to mention a lightning-fast transmission and top of 217 mph, for those track at the Bonneville Salt Flats. New Car Test Drive

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