Lexus LF-A

Lexus LF-A

When it comes supercars like the Lexus LF-A , it’s hard to get extremely tired of it. So despite the fact that we’ve seen videos of the LF-A blazing around a racing circuit, we still get worked up when a new video of the car comes out.

This one, courtesy of the folks from EVO, has the LF-A doing what it does best out on the road. Once again, it’s Chris Harris – boy, that guy is lucky – sitting behind the wheel of the supercar. As drives the LF-A, he tries his best to describe how the car reacts out on the road and judging by the giddiness awe-struck look on his face as he brings the LF-A up to pace, we’re guessing that he’s enjoying the ride immensely.

Source: Evo UK

In a shocking turn of events that has caught everyone by surprise, the interest surrounding the Lexus LF-A has gone through the roof. Sense the sarcasm there?

The truth is that nobody’s really surprised to know that Lexus’ very first supercar has become such a hot item ever since it was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show; it’s even conceivable that the all 500 units of the car could be snatched up in just a few months. In Japan, all 165 units of the LF-A have already been accounted for with the remaining 335 cars, which will be allocated to 55 other countries around the world, likewise generating a ton of interest from prospective buyers.

It goes without saying that the LF-A has turned into one of the most sought-after supercars in recent times, which, according to Devshi Varshani, personal liaison manager of LF-A sales, is hardly surprising considering the tremendous outpouring of interest the car has generated is a testament to the amount of hard work Lexus has put into their very first super car. "The level of interest we have witnessed reinforces just what an exceptional car the LFA is,” he said. “Even though few people have even seen the car in the metal, let alone experienced its breathtaking performance, it has quickly achieved the status of a truly rare and highly sought-after machine."

Source: Carscoop

Despite being limited to just 500 units, the Lexus LF-A has been, hands down, one of the most popular supercars to come out in recent times.
So as you can imagine, the demand for the LF-A has been, to say the least, off the charts, so much so that even before the car hit dealerships in its native land in Japan , all the 165 units of the LF-A allotted for the country have already sold out.

While the coupe version of the LF-A has been turning heads left and right, rumors about a roadster version of the Lexus super car has been running the mills for the past couple of months. As a result of enormous clamoring for an LF-A roadster, the folks over at Autogespot decided to render the supercar to see what it would look like once it loses its roof.

Lexus has still to make an announcement on whether or not the LF-A will produce a roadster offspring but judging from the renderings done by Autogespot, the LF-A convertible is just as - maybe even more - mouth-watering than the hardtop version.

Check out the rendered images to see for yourself.

Source: Autogespot

The Lexus LF-A has already established itself as one of the fastest machines on the planet, but judging from the warm reception the LF-A has received in its native land, the V10 powered Japanese super car appears to be just as fast at selling out. Reports out of the island nation claim that Lexus ’ new super car is becoming such a must-have item that all 165 units that were allotted to the land of the rising sun have already been tagged, and apparently much faster than anyone expected.

Unlike the agreement on this side of the globe, Lexus won’t be selling the LF-A in North America but rather leasing them to prospective customers, the Japanese are fair game like sushi on a Saturday night. This means that if you find yourself in Tokyo with enough dough in tow, you can buy one of the 500 LF-A’s outright. As long as you know that they are being priced at 37.5 million Yen each, a number that translates to roughly $410,000. So now that 165 of the LF-As have been gobbled up, it remains to be seen as to just how fast the remaining 335 cars will be snatched up. It suffices to say that it looks like Lexus’ new super car will be going just as fast in the dealership as on the track.

Source: Le Blog Auto

It came as no surprise when the BBC’s acclaimed automotive crew at Top Gear got behind the wheel of the all new Lexus LF-A super car. Spending over 9 years on the drawing board, the LF-A is virtually an engineer’s wet dream with a body painstakingly crafted from carbon fiber and the bark of an F1 car, however it still wears a Lexus badge, a fact that Richard Hammond had quite a hard time getting over.

Powered by a purpose built 4.8 Liter V10 that is the size of a V8 and weighs about as much as a V6, the 560 HP LF-A can rocket from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 202 MPH. The super car’s interior is filled with trick items like a single large diameter digital gauge and carbon fiber steering wheel as well as a lightweight stereo system that is guaranteed to make any of the 500 lucky owners able to plop down nearly half a Million dollars for one fell like a kid in a candy store.

Source: Youtube

In an effort to gain more mainstream exposure for the LF-A , Lexus has released the first commercial of the new supercar. In a nutshell, the ad highlights the engineering and racing exploits of the LF-A, a car that the company has described as a car for "emotional sports".

The voice-over is in Japanese so we couldn’t quite figure out what he was saying. Nevertheless, the photos and the video clips pretty much summed up what the commercial is trying to relay.

Needless to say, the commercial’s treatment was pretty impressive and one particular - the one where the LF-A was taking a hot lap at the Fuji Racing Speedway with Mt. Fuji in the backdrop - was equally top-notch, at least as far as were concerned.

Source: YouTube

The Japanese automaker Lexus has just released a new video staring their latest object of desire, the LF-A doing what it does best on the race track. The super car’s 552 HP V10 power plant creates one unmistakable exhaust note and has been fine tuned to create an unmistakeable soundtrack that is all to reminiscent of a Grand Prix weekend. From a rumble at idle to a scream at the rev limiter, Toyota’s acoustic team studied the noise made by a Formula 1 car at maximum revs, then applied detailed design features to create an exhaust note for the LF-A that is unlike any other car on the road, enhancing the super car’s sensation of speed.

Lexus has announced that there will only be 150 examples of their LF-A super car to be sold here in the U.S. So you can imagine how much of a sight it would be to run across one in the flesh. However the Japanese automaker was making things a little easier when they brought the brand new 500+ HP purpose built luxury speed machine to Cars and Coffee, a Saturday morning gathering in Irvine, California where hundreds of automotive enthusiasts congregate to kick tires and have a cup of their favorite brew. When the matte black LF-A showed up it acted like a super magnet attracting almost everyone in attendance.

The LF-A is powered by a 4.8 liter V10 that delivers a maximum output of 560 HP at 9,000 RPM and a peak torque of 354 lb-ft at 6,800 RPM, with 90% of the total torque being available between the 3,700 RPM mark and the super car’s 9,000 RPM red line. As a result of such a road torque curve, the LF-A can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.7 seconds and won’t stop until it reaches a top speed of 202 MPH.

Check out the super secret spy video after the jump.

Source: Carscoop

Lexus will only make 500 units of the LF-A, making it a rat race for anybody who’s interested in the highly-anticipated supercar’s release on January 11, 2010.

And if you’re living in North America, you’re going to have to act faster because only 150 units will come your way. Even worse for the Canadians is the fact that only 10 will be offered to the Great White North.

The number was confirmed by Lexus shortly after the company announced that the cars can be had through a lease program. Not that we’d think you’d have enough money to buy the LF-A straight up, but let’s be real; you won’t find that many people with around $400,000 – the cars expected price tag - lying around in your room.

What makes the LF-A so special – apart from the obvious top-notch performance package – is that each of the 500 cars will be customized uniquely depending on the tastes of the customer, including the type of interior stitching they’d want for their LF-As. Consequently, each of the 500 LFAs that are going to be made won’t be completed until a customer’s order has been completed.

Source: Inside Line

As you may already know, the Lexus LF-A is Toyota’s all new purpose built super car with a planned production run of only 500 units, each priced at around $375,000. The LF-A is powered by a 4.8 liter V10 that delivers a maximum output of 560 HP at an astonishing 9,000 RPM and is able to sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.7 seconds and reach a top speed of 202 MPH. Luckily enough the folks at Mobil 1 managed to snag one of the Japanese automaker’s representatives to do a brief walk around at this year’s SEMA Show. Although this is the same blonde guy who was telling us about the car’s front mount intercooler he did manage to do a decent job describing the LF-A , however if you want to see a bit more professional recanting then check out racing driver Justin Bell’s recap of the new super car from Jay Leno’s garage.


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