With a base price of $375,000 base price, plus destination charges, the number of buyers was limited, but it only took a couple of months to fill the production schedule.? Toyota is mum on where the cars were sold, but they did say one-third of the European orders came from Germany, where buyers have already made down payments of $125,715.
LFA, the flagship for the F portfolio of Lexus performance models is the fastest Lexus production car ever built and delivers world-class design, performance, and cutting-edge technology.? The LFA is only available as a two-year lease with the intent to purchase.??Toyota is using the lease restriction in an effort to control speculators who would try to buy the car and then resell it at a higher price.
All LFAs will be hand-built to customer specifications and production will begin December 2010.
The Lexus LFA is powered by a sophisticated new high-revving 4.8-liter V10 engine that generates 552 horsepower at 8,700 rpm and 354 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 6,800 rpm.? The engine is mated to a unique six-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox (ASG) with paddle shifters that enables ultra-quick gear shifts (0.2 seconds) with four driving modes ? AUTO, SPORT, NORMAL and WET for exceptional versatility.
The LFA uses an advanced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) construction for its chassis and bodywork to create a light, strong and impact-resistant structure.?The suspension is a track-tuned lightweight aluminum alloy.? The brakes are six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers with Carbon Ceramic Material (CCM) brake rotors and it has a specially calibrated Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system.