Lexus LFA. Click image to enlarge
Tokyo, Japan – Lexus has announced the official launch of the LFA, a two-seat supercar scheduled to go into production at the end of 2010 as the pinnacle of the Lexus F premium sports car series. Only 500 will be available worldwide.
The LFA will be on display for the first time in North America at the 2009 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas in November, and the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show in December, followed in 2010 by the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and shows in Chicago, Dallas and New York.
The LFA will use a 4.8-litre V10 and will accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in an estimated 3.7 seconds. Pricing is estimated to be approximately US$375,000. The LFA will be produced and sold from December 2010 to December 2012.
Features will include a carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) cabin that is 100 kg lighter than a comparable aluminum cabin, a front-to-rear weight distribution of 48:52, front engine with rear-mounted transaxle, carbon ceramic brake discs, and six-speed ASG transmission.