Lexus LFA is still the Best Supercar: Depending on how you see it, the Lexus LFA can be considered a big hit or a flop.
On the one hand, the automaker’s decision to launch a Halo supercar has received much attention and interest from the brand, and its styling has inspired a host of future Lexus models.
On the other hand, although the LFA was offered only to a limited extent, it was never sold out. At the beginning of this year, seven new cars were still available in the US, although production was discontinued in December 2012.
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Donut Media was curious about what the LFA is all about, and had the opportunity to see a beautiful black example up close, which is currently in the US.
Perhaps the first thing that astounds most people is the extraordinary soundtrack; And rightly so, because the LFA is one of the best-sounding street legal series cars of all time. It has a naturally aspirated 4.8-liter V10 tuned by Yamaha, singing like the best opera singer, and it could be argued that the intake and exhaust notes alone are enough to justify the original price of $ 450,000.
One aspect of the powertrain that is often forgotten is that it has independent throttles for each cylinder, which is virtually unknown for road vehicles with this number of cylinders.
Unfortunately, the Lexus LFA was in development for so long that when it was launched at $ 450,000 and “just” 552 horsepower, it was considered too expensive and (relatively) weak. However, for us it is an icon and will prove to be a true collector car in the coming decades.
Why the Lexus LFA Failed…Or Did It? -Bumper 2 Bumper
The Lexus LFA is the super car that was meant to rule them all … powered by a v10 engine, an F1 exhaust note, carbon fiber everything … so what happened? We are going Bumper to Bumper on the Lexus LFA.