The super sports car from Lexus - LFA is announced for production. It was created by a small group of engineers, whose goal was to create the most powerful Lexus ever built, and they did it.

The LFA has naturally aspirated 4.8 litre V10 engine developing 552bhp and 480Nm of torque. The power is put on the road through rear-mounted 6-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox (ASG). The performance of LFA is just outstanding, 0-100km/h is 3.7 seconds and top speed of 325km/h.

The new 4.8 litre V10 is specially created for Lexus LFA with collaborative partnership between Toyota Motor Corporation and the Japanese specialist engineering company. The specific output is 115bhp per litre, which is the highest of any current supercar with naturally aspirated engine.

The LFA is just an amazing car. From the super sport exterior, through the mighty engine and the exhaust system, which delivers sound like no other road car, especially at the maximum revs of 9000rpm.

The engineers used Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) for the building the car. This is a high strength and low weight material, which gave the designers freedom to make shapes, edges and curves, which are impossible to do with metal.

The cabin of Lexus LFA is hand-built, which guarantees perfect driver ergonomics and care to every single detail. The seats are upholstered with ather and Alcantara. Owners also can pick different colours and details to suit their personal taste.

Lexus LFA is limited up to 500 units, which makes the car very rare and of course more expensive.

All this power and performance has a price and it isn't low, at all. The launch price in UK is €368,000.

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Engine Type 1LR-GSE
Cylinders/arrangement V10
Valve mechanism 40-valve DOHC
Displacement (cc) 4,805
Bore x Stroke (mm) 88.0 x 79.0
Compression ratio 12.0:1
Fuel Injection Type EFI,
Octane Rating 95 or higher
Max. Power (bhp @ rpm) 552 @ 8,700
Max Torque (Nm/rpm) 480 @ 6,800
Max. engine speed (rpm) 9,000
Exhaust emissions certification Euro 5
0-62mph (sec) 3.7
Max. speed (mph) 202
Overall length (mm) 4,505
Overall width (mm) 1,895
Overall height (mm) 1,220
Wheelbase (mm) 2,605
Track (mm) front 1,580
Track (mm) rear 1,570
Overhang (mm) front 940
Overhang (mm) rear 960
Coefficient of Drag (Cd) 0.31
Fuel tank capacity (litres/gallons) 73/16.1
Kerb weight 1,480 – 1,580
Gross vehicle weight 1,700/1,750
Gearbox type 6-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox
Front counter gear ratio 1.259
Gear ratios 1st 3.231
2nd 2.188
3rd 1.609
4th 1.233
5th 0.970
6th 0.795
Final drive ratio 3.417
Maximum permissible speed (mph) 1st 52
2nd 76
3rd 104
4th 136
5th 172
6th -
Front – diameter x thickness (mm) Cross-drilled ventilated discs, 399 x 34
Rear – diameter x thickness (mm) Cross-drilled ventilated discs, 360 x 28
Front Double wishbone with anti-roll bar
Rear Multilink with anti-roll bar
Steering gear type Rack and pinion
Power steering type Electric
Ratio 14.3
Turns lock to lock 2.35
Battery capacity, voltage and Ampere hour 12V-48AH
Alternator output (W) 2,640
Starter output (kW) 1.7
Wheels Front 20x9.5J BBS alloy
Rear 20x11.5J BBS alloy
Tyres Front 265/35R20 95Y
Rear 305/30R20 99Y