2012 lexus lfa
On German roads, which are as smooth as a croquet lawn, the LFA rides nicely—it’s firm but well damped. The electronic power steering was decidedly un-Lexus, possessing none of the overboosted assist that other vehicles that follow the "L" badge exhibit and communicating every bit of information gathered by the front wheels to my finger tips. Top speed (drag limited, mfr's claim): 202 mph, FUEL ECONOMY (C/D EST): Der Radstand ist der Abstand zwischen der Mitte der vorderen und hinteren Räder. For all that, the most impressive aspect of the car is its stability at speed. of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2012 Lexus LFA for Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2012 Lexus LFA and all model years in our database. Datenschutz, Lamborghini Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario. Like most cars, starting the LFA begins with placing a key into a key hole, but that's where the similarities between it and every other road-going Toyota end. Dies kann zu höheren Geschwindigkeiten und niedrigerem Kraftstoffverbrauch führen. Meanwhile, the rear axle was relaying the attitude of its end of the vehicle through the seat. For starters, power from the engine is transmitted down what Lexus calls a "torque-tube" carbon fiber driveshaft to an automatic transaxle mounted at the back of the vehicle where torque is multiplied and distributed to the rear wheels via a Torsen limited slip differential. We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. Though it can't match an F1 car for revs, the LFA V-10 still spins like Karl Rove on a Tilt-A-Whirl: Redline is 9000 rpm. At its slowest setting (Wet), the transmission shifts about as fast as you do on a good day. The LFA’s engine is a V-10 simply because that was the layout of Formula 1 cars when Lexus embarked on the project. This opens a submenu that allows the driver to access features such as a lap timer and even to change the point at which warning lights appear on the tach. Die Zeit, die das Auto benötigt, um von 0 auf 200 Stundenkilometer zu beschleunigen. At the same time, the LFA is easy to drive at everyday speeds, quiet at cruise, and refined, just like a Lexus should be. Die Zeit, die das Auto benötigt, um von 0 auf 100 Stundenkilometer zu beschleunigen. Finally, a grocery-getter Auto mode can take over shifting without your paddle-actuated intervention. Now, I've been given rides by trained racing drivers before but never in the rain. In sport mode, the stability-control system allows for greater amounts of yaw, but the system can be switched off completely. Brutality. The result is a car that boasts truly brutal acceleration. Standing ¼-mile: 11.8 sec They even raced it in the Nurburgring 24-hour in 2008 and 2009. As the engine's revs approach the 9,000rpm redline, the white tachometer background flashes green at the optimal shift point. The V10 is front-mounted but sits behind the front axle, essentially achieving a midengine layout and near-equal weight distribution. Like AMG powerplants, each LFA V-10 will be handbuilt by one man. There's certainly a price to be paid for exclusivity and heaps of carbon fiber. And since Lexus says it will be selective about whom it will sell to—car collectors and high-profile individuals who use the car rather than park it—the LFA should raise the cachet of the brand as a whole. I'd driven the new Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gullwing around the same "Green Hell,". While in Sport mode, the digital tachometer switches to a white background, the numbers on its face growing larger and more prominent. According to chief engineer Haruhiko Tanahashi, an advantage of using carbon fiber for the bodywork is that it’s possible to make very sharp edges and cutoffs that improve aerodynamic performance. Shifts are consequentially slower, rougher and occasionally herky-jerky at low speeds. Intensity. All CFRP work is performed in-house. Shortcutting Turn 1 out of pit lane and charging uphill toward Turn 2, the LFA seemed undaunted by the precipitation. It sends 552 hp and 354 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels through a six-speed single-clutch automated manual with four driving modes (Auto, Sport, Normal and Wet). To Toyota's way of thinking, you do a cannonball right into the pool currently occupied by the likes of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, and Porsche. It’s not as quick as a Bugatti Veyron, but then, what is? "I have spent one-third of my career working on this single car," says LFA chief engineer Haruhiko Tanahashi, evidence not only of Tanahashi's tenacity but also of the LFA's unusually long gestation. The LFA's 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds may be a tad slower than the Ferrari Italia and McLaren MP4-12C, but they don't sing the same tune of irate Valkyrie as the LFA does. Instead, you have to turn off any semblance of mechanical sympathy and make the V10 scream to its 9,000-rpm redline with the sort of ferocious cry indicative of an F1 car. 2012; 2012 Lexus LFA. The chassis features a downforce generating flat belly that terminates in a rear diffuser. Over the course of the day, I'd learn to appreciate their fade-free consistency, but at the moment I was vastly underestimating their ability to shave off miles per hour and had over-slowed for the turn. Sixty-five percent of the body structure is made of carbon fiber, with the remaining 35 percent being aluminum. However, there's just no getting around that price. (A full carbon-fiber structure would cost much more and require more repair time.) Das Drehmoment ist eine Maßeinheit für die Leistung eines Motors, die mit den PS in enger Verbindung steht. It doesn't hurt that Toyota has a long history in textiles, but switching from sweaters to weaving carbon fiber required lavish expenditures in tech and tools. The engine is a 4.8-liter V-10 codeveloped with Yamaha. Der Luftwiderstandsbeiwert ist eine Maßeinheit dafür, wie gut Luft das Fahrzeug umkreist. VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe, ENGINE TYPE: DOHC 40-valve V-10, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection, Displacement: 293 cu in, 4805 ccPower: 553 bhp @ 8700 rpmTorque: 354 lb-ft @ 6800 rpm, DIMENSIONS:Wheelbase: 102.6 in Length: 177.4 in Width: 74.6 in Height: 48.0 inCurb weight (C/D est): 3500 lb, PERFORMANCE (C/D EST): We saw just over 170 mph out on the Ring (and somewhat lesser speeds on the autobahn), and even then, the thing feels as planted as a sequoia (the great tree, not the lumbering SUV). Likewise, the placement of these components inboard of the vehicle's axles creates a low polar moment that allows the LFA to rotate around the driver through a turn. Ein niedrigerer Wert bedeutet, dass das Fahrzeug aerodynamischer ist und dass der Motor nicht so stark arbeiten muss. Steering feel is solid, though when teasing out the limits the chassis is nervy. For all that marketing happy-talk, the 2012 LFA is a serious outlier in the Lexus lineup and has had a convoluted gestation. A navigation system, rearview camera and premium Mark Levinson sound system are bundled together in the Configuration 2 package. Fortunately, my moment of terror was, despite the slippery conditions, both brief and isolated. The brake pedal, too, is linear and rewarding, while the carbon-ceramic brakes are sensational. I'll just give you the high points: A 4.8-liter V-10 engine screams to a racy 9,000rpm redline, making 553 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque along the way. Quite a bold statement in the midst of the giants of that day, Mercedes and BMW. On the track in the LFAThe forecast called for rain, but the track was still bone dry for my first session of the day. From the driver's seat of the IS F, we practiced vehicle balance and weight transfer on a slalom course before practicing a drill the instructors called the Technique of the Curve (ToC) during which we took turns rounding Infineon's Turn 11 until the flow of braking, turn in, apex, and acceleration were hammered into our brains. As you might expect, the six-speed transmission (a rear-mounted transaxle) is a paddle-shift auto-clutch manual, but, likely due to manufacturing dictates fixed long ago, it's a single-clutch unit -- not a contemporary dual-clutch design. The 2012 Lexus LFA is a two-seat exotic sports car available in a single trim. Lexus will offer seat coverings in 12 shades of leather or 10 alternate hues of Alcantara, with three color choices for the Alcantara headliner. Of course, 3.9 seconds is still blazingly fast, and if anyone calls it slow, their last ride was probably either a Bugatti Veyron or the Space Shuttle Endeavour. In true Lexus tradition, the cabin is also exquisitely built, though to an even greater degree that speaks to its hand-built construction. The Lexus LFA is an extraordinary feat of engineering. Standard equipment includes 20-inch alloy wheels, summer tires, carbon-ceramic brakes, xenon headlamps with washers, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated eight-way power seats, leather or Alcantara faux-suede upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth, and a 12-speaker sound system with a six-CD/DVD changer, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.