The Lexus LFA is a two-seat sports coupe from Lexus. The sports car is named after the IS- F, the second model in the F Performance series. The first LF -A concept had at the North American International Auto Show in 2005 Premiere, followed in 2007 by a second LF -A study with a fully furnished interiors. The third study, a roadster, was shown in 2008. The production model of the LFA was presented in October 2009 at the Tokyo Motor Show. The production volume of the series Lexus LFA was limited to a total of 500 vehicles. On 14 December 2012, the last of the limited edition sports car has left the reserved especially for them Motomachi manufacturing facility in Aichi Prefecture in Japan. Lexus introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2011 for the first time limited special edition Nürburgring - performance package before. This 7 kW ( 10 hp ) increase and the base model 5 kg lighter version was limited to 50 pieces. For Nürburgring Package include optimized aerodynamics, other wheels with special tires and there are special finishes in Matte Black, Black, White or Orange offered.
The Lexus LFA has a V10 engine that was developed in collaboration with Yamaha from scratch. The normally aspirated front-mid engine of the LFA with 4.8 liter engine produces an output of 412 kW and reaches maximum speeds of 9000/min. The V10 - cylinder delivers a maximum torque of 480 Newton meters at 6800 rpm. For use comes variable valve timing VVT -i for inlet and outlet with 12-hole high-pressure injectors and equal length exhaust manifolds that help that at least 90 % of the maximum torque can be retrieved in the area 3700-9000 / min. The performance of the compact V10 engine is transmitted to the rear wheels via an automated six-speed sequential manual gearbox ( ASG ) via a Torsen limited-slip differential. By transaxle design with directly arranged on the rear axle gears, the axle load distribution shifts to 48:52 in favor of the rear axle. The ASG transmission has four driving modes (Auto, Sport, Normal and Wet ), which are selectable via a rotary switch on the instrument panel. With each specific switching profiles, each mode has its own engine and brake control characteristic, which allows the driver to adapt to the respective road conditions. The switching speed can be changed in seven steps of 0,2 seconds for the sportiest driving up to 1.0 seconds for easy gliding over a switching speed selector.