Lexus LFA on the track in Sydney

Lexus LFA at Eastern Creek Raceway in Sydney

 

I visited the track again this month and was greeted by Lexus’ own supercar, the LFA.

The production model of the LFA was introduced first at the Tokyo Motor Show in 2009. My first introduction to the car was when it was on display at the Sydney Motor Show 2010. It took almost another two years before I saw the car for the second time.

This time it was at Eastern Creek Raceway in Sydney. The event was a private trackday and Lexus brought out their flagship for the F range. The car received a lot of attention and the best thing was that it wasn’t shy of doing some laps around the track.

The V10 in the car sounds absolutely amazing – I had heard from others that it was one of the best sounding new cars and it certainly did not disappoint.

LFA Facts:

  • 4.8-liter 72-degree V10 putting out 560 hp at 8,700 RPM (that’s 116.5 hp/liter) and 354 lb.-ft. of torque at 6,800 RPM
  • Redline: 9,000 RPM
  • Titanium valves, connecting rods, forged aluminum pistons, dry sump lubrication and a titanium exhaust manifold
  • Six-speed sequential gearbox
  • Torsen limited slip differential
  • 3,263 pounds with a 48/52 front-to-rear weight distribution
  • Power-to-weight ratio of 5.8 pounds/hp
  • 65 percent of the body is carbon fiber
  • 20-inch BBS wheels wrapped in 265/35 ZR20 Bridgestone tires in front and 305/30 ZR20 in the rear.
  • 0-62 MPH (100 km/h) in 3.7 seconds
  • Top speed of 201.94 MPH
  • Production limited to 500 units

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LFA facts thanks to Autoblog

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