Lexus has unveiled the production version of its LFA supercar, which is powered by a mid-front 4.8 liter V10 engine with 560 hp and is based on a hybrid CFRP/aluminum structure. First deliveries are scheduled for the end of 2010.
Presented at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, the Lexus LFA is powered by a new 4.8 liter V10 engine which delivers 560 hp / 480Nm and makes extensive use of lightweight materials(aluminium alloy, magnesium alloy and titanium alloy) and is very compact in size.
The structure comprises front and rear aluminium subframes which are mounted on to an advanced Carbon Fibre reinforced Plastic (CFrP) cabin section.
The main dimensions are a length/width/height of 4,505/1,895/1,220 mm, while the weight is limited to 1,480 kg.
The design is characterized by many of the styling cues introduced by Lexus with the LF-A Concept unveiled at the 2005 Detroit Motor Show and the LF-A Roadster Concept (2008).
The two-seater interior is designed around the driver and features a remote touch system for quick control of the satellite navigation and infotainment systems.
The Lexus LFA will be produced in a limited series of just 500 units starting from December 2010, while the pre-sales are already started. Racetrack-specific versions will be available from early 2012. The announced price is 375,000 Euros.
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