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The Lexus LFA: A Legacy of Performance and Design

The Lexus LFA is a two-seat sports car manufactured by Lexus, the luxury car division of Toyota. It is the first solo Lexus F model and the second model in Lexus' F marque line of high-performance cars, following the IS F. There were just 500 LFAs produced between 2010 and 2012.

Power for the Lexus LFA comes from a 72-degree bank angle. A 4,805 cc (4.8 L; 293.2 cu in) V10 engine with Dual VVT-i and the model number 1LR-GUE can produce up to 412 kW (560 PS; 553 horsepower) at 8,700 rpm.

At 6,800 rpm, it can produce 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of maximum torque, 90 percent of which is accessible at 3,700 rpm. The vehicle has a top speed of 202 mph and a 0-60 mph acceleration time of just 3.6 seconds.

When Lexus unveiled the first LF-A concept car at the Tokyo auto show, the LFA moniker initially surfaced. Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), the LFA program's parent corporation, launched a research and development initiative called the LFA program in early 2000.

After thereafter, the project was taken over by Lexus head engineer Haruhiko Tanahashi, who turned it into a customized Lexus development program.

The 2005 LF-A concept car served as an inspiration for the Lexus LFA's design. The car's interior was created by Takeshi Tanabe, while the exterior was created by Toyota's ED2 studio in France under the direction of Simon Humphries.

The body of the LFA is comprised of a carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) body shell that was designed and created in-house.

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