|Layout||Front Engine / Rear Wheel Drive|
|Displacement||4,805 cc (4.8 L)|
|Engine Type||Naturally Aspirated V10|
|Power||552 hp @8700 rpm|
|Torque||480 Nm @6800 rpm|
|Redline / Limiter||9000 rpm / 9500 rpm|
|Curb Weight||1,480 kg|
|0-100 km/h||3.7 sec|
|400 m||11.6 sec|
It took almost 10 whole years for Lexus to design, build, test and start the production of LFA. The car stands out with her astonishing V10 sound, which was developed in cooperation with Yamaha. Yamaha sound engineered the engine, engine bay and the cabin to obtain maximum sound levels delivered to the occupants. They even managed to carry the lower “Bass” sound waves to the body of the occupant and higher “Treble” sound to the ears, from under and above the dashboard.
Carbon shell is produced via standard procedure as most other super cars’ are whereas the A pillar is woven in house. Lexus had the opportunity to share any technology know how with Toyota.
The Scale Model
AutoArt again did a nice job. All of the body is amazing while giving a little touch to the rear spiler where you can tune the angle of it.
The one thing I didn’t like is the rear air outlets. The original car has grills and the fan behind them. AutoArt used a single plastic mould for both. I bought this from a model shop in Paris and it was display model so it was a bargain.
Date purchased : 2013 Price paid : 45€
Overall : 88 / 100
¹ ASG is the Lexus short name for an Electrohydraulic Manual Transmisson. Other uses: BMW – SMG, Alfa Romeo – Selespeed, Lamborghini – E gear, etc.