The LFA marks a watershed point for Lexus – its global debut marks the spectacular arrival of a new ﬂagship for the F portfolio of Lexus performance models.The creation of an exclusive and highly focussed band of performance-oriented engineers, the LFA represents the distillation of their passion, engineering genius and pride. In an ever-increasing market place it is, unsurprisingly, unique - a Lexus that single-handedly creates new boundaries to redeﬁne the Japanese supercar for the 21stCentury.
“From the very beginning of automobile history, supercars have represented dreams, hopes and aspirations,” explainsHaruhikoTanahashi, chief engineer of the LFA’s development programme. “For Lexus, a brand that aims to provide customers enlightened moments and memorable experiences, the development of a world-class supercar was an indispensable next step”.
That indispensable next step centred on the creation of a supercar that would deliver the supreme driving experience.To achieve this uncompromising goal,Tanahashi-san and his team created the LFA from scratch – a true clean-sheet design. And in a radical departure from standard Lexus development practice, they approached the LFA from a non-traditional angle, pushing their technological, material and engineering boundaries at every step.
The result is the rear-wheel drive LFA, a dynamically styled supercar powered by a sophisticated new high-revving 4.8-litreV10 engine that generates 412kW/560DINhp and 480Nm of torque for adrenalin-fuelled 325km/h performance.This bespoke powerplant is hooked up to a unique six-speed Automated SequentialGearbox (ASG) with paddle shifters for ultimate driver control. Linked by a rigid torque tube for excellent drivetrain integrity, the ASGis located in a transaxle layout over the rear axle for an optimal 48:52 front-to-rear weight distribution.
Lightweight, powerful and balanced, the Lexus features advancedCarbon FibreReinforced Plastic (CFRP) construction for its chassis and bodywork to deliver a light, incredibly strong and impact-resistant structure.Rather than out-source this sophisticated materials technology, in a radical move,the LFA team developed its ownCFRP processes internally for ultimate quality control and to make a sound engineering investment in the future
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Motorsport-developed lightweight aluminium alloy suspension componentry is complemented byCarbonCeramic Material (CCM) brake discs and an innovative electrically assisted steering set-up.The LFA driver sits in low-slung cabin that is as painstakingly constructed as it is driver focused, with every key control perfectly positioned and every creature comfort catered for.
“The LFA is a thoroughbred supercar, a machine engineered to achieve one single goal – to deliver a supreme driving experience,” explainsTanahashi-san. “Over the past decade we have pushed every boundary in the pursuit of this goal. I believe that we have created the most driver-oriented car we possibly could.”
“The LFA is a thoroughbred supercar, a lightweight, powerful and balanced machine engineered to achieve one single goal – to deliver a supreme driving experience,” explainsHaruhikoTanahashi, chief engineer of the LFA’s development programme. “Over the past decade we have pushed every boundary – including the development of our own cutting edge carbon ﬁbre monocoque chassis and bodywork – in the pursuit of this goal. I believe,” saysTanahashi-san “that we have created the most driver-oriented car we possibly could.”
Painstakingly developed from a blank canvas by a small and dedicated team of hand-picked engineers that pushed every possible dynamic boundary, the LFA is a halo model for the F performance marque.The Lexus F brand complements the core LexusDNA by emphasizing serious performance and de-emphasizing Lexus’ traditional attributes of NVHand comfort.The LFA therefore not only redeﬁnes the Japanese supercar for the 21stCentury but also reinforces a new framework for Lexus and its advanced approach to automotive development.