After years of spy shots and speculations, Lexus have finally unveiled their very first supercar at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. The details reveal that the LF-A production will be limited to only 500 units. The supercar will be powered by a 4.8 litre V10.
The natural aspirated engine produces 560bhp at 8,700rpm and 480Nm of torque at 6,800rpm. The power is transmitted to the rear wheels through a 6-speed ASG transmission ensuring a 0-100km/h sprint of 3.7 seconds and a claimed top speed of 325km/h (202mph).
The LF-A is 4.51m long, 1.90m wide, 1.22m heigh and weighs in at 1480kg. It features a carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) cabin instead of the more traditional aluminium one, which has improved the weight. Same goes for the V10 engine, which is manufactured out of a mixture of aluminium, magnesium and titanium alloys, weighing much less than a conventional engine.
The suspension consists of a double wishbone set up at the front and a multilink system at the rear, with carbon ceramics brakes fitted behind 20 inch BBS wheels that are wrapped in 265/35ZR20 (95Y) at the front and 305/30ZR20 (99Y) at the rear. The LF-A features a flat under body with a rear diffuser and a speed-controlled rear wing. As with most supercars the interior can be custom tailored to suit the client. There is a range of interesting exterior colour options ranging from your traditional black, white, red to the more eccentric colours of lime green, lavender and passionate pink. You can also spec the interior in a range of colours in either leather or alcantara.
To configure your own LF-A – like we did – please visit this link.
The price for one of the 500 models being made? Well prices start at $375,000 / (€250,720), a lot more than the initial £80,000 ($130,000) rumoured it would cost!