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Lexus LFA

Supercar Aims For the Big

Lexus is jumping into the game and looking to take some of the best from and Germany with a limited-edition car offers performance surpassed by $375,000 pricetag.

The Lexus LFA has nothing more than and rumors since appearing as a car at the Detroit auto show years ago. It caught attention with its big promises: a V10 engine cranking out more 500 horsepower and a top speed in excess of 200 There were reports of LFA lapping the Nürburgring #8212; considered a benchmark of performance at a very respectable 7 minutes and 24

All the rumors are behind us now. rolled out the LFA at the Tokyo Motor and it isn#8217;t screwing around. The LFA is a lustworthy ride.

The heart of the beast is that V10, which produces 552 and 354 pound-feet of torque.

It features dry lubrication, titanium valves, rocker arms with Lexus calls a #8220;diamond–like The fully integrated lower reduces pumping losses at RPMs. The engine delivers 90 of its peak torque between rpm and the redline at 9,000 rpm.

That impressive mill is up, via a torque tube, to a six-speed sequential gearbox transaxle at the of the car. The gearbox control has four selectable driving and a seven-stage shift-speed selector results in upshift speeds of 0.2 Wanna stop?

No problem. brake discs and electronically braking bring you down speed with due haste.

All the is wrapped in carbon fiber plastic (the material of the bodywork that enhances and reduces weight. Lexus building the car out of aluminum would boosted the weight by 100 kilograms.

To help balance things the LFA uses a #8220;British mid-engine#8221; that places most of the bits within the wheelbase. To enhance balance and centralize peripheral components like the oil and water pump are located the engine, and the transmission and the fuel are in front of the rear axle. In a unconventional move, the radiator and its fans are behind the rear

The car tips the scales just shy of pounds, thanks to its extensive use of fiber polymers and exotic That weight is almost distributed, with 48 percent the front axles.

Lexus the car will see production at the end of 2010. 500 are planned, making it very indeed. Only 20 will be each month, each to the specifications.

Look for sticker price of to $375,00 depending upon the

For all the performance the car offers, it might be the that#8217;s most telling. It the market Lexus is aiming because that#8217;s what#8217;d pay for from Ferrari or Lamborghini. or the Mercedes SLS AMG, aka the Gullwing .

heady company for Lexus to run

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