The LFA employs a unique Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) cabin to achieve exceptional integrity and light-weight construction.
The LFA's 4.8-liter V10 engine, which rockets it to 100 km/h (62mph) in just 3.7 seconds, is paired with a lightning-quick six-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox (ASG).
The LFA rides on a high-performance, double wishbone front and multilink rear suspension layout. Focused on lowering weight whereever possible, the suspension features forged aluminum knuckles and suspension arms along with hollow anti roll bars to reduce unsprung weight.
While many believe that a 50:50 weight distribution is the most desirable for a high-performance sportscars, the perfect weight ratio is actually the one that will allow the vehicle to live up to its full dynamic potential. Mid-front engine mounting with a rear transaxle layout delivers the ideal 48:52 front-to-rear weight distribution vital for optimal dynamic balance.
Like all masterpieces, every V10 engine was hand-built and signed by the individual engineer from the dedicated Lexus team responsible for the LFA. This same group of automotive visionaries patiently and meticulously crafted every one of these peerless supercars. In their quest for perfection, they’ve developed innovative techniques and materials that are filtering through to other cars in the Lexus range.
Opening the LFA doors reveals a dramatic low-slung cockpit that has been intelligently designed and hand assembled with the finest materials to reflect the car's driver centric dynamics. A sophisticated instrumentation interface brings driver and machine together for a true supercar experience.
Sleek, muscular and athletic, the low-slung LFA coupe exudes super style from every curve and angle. The LFA combines supercar styling with the Lexus L-finesse design philosophy into one cohesive form.
The LFA’s Chief Engineer, Haruhiko Tanahashi describes the nape hair-raising sound of the car as, “The roar of an angel.” And that thrilling roar is no accident. Working in conjunction with Yamaha's musical instrument division, engineers tuned the LFA's engine note to a pleasingly perfect pitch, using uniquely shaped ribs in the intake manifold cover.