• Feb 26, 2010
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We've heard a few figures bandied about since the Lexus LFA was introduced, but now the official price tag for the U.S.-bound supercar has been announced. Base price: $375,000. And that's not including the unspecified destination and handling fees.

That MSRP has the potential to swell when you start adding the options, but for the 552-horsepower supercoupe's discerning clientele, it won't matter. In stock form (Configuration 1) buyers have the option to coat their thrones in either leather or Alcantara, with Configuration 2 bringing navigation and the stellar Mark Levinson surround-sound system. Option up for Configuration 3 and all the aforementioned goodies are yours, along with the Lexus Enform system with Safety Connect.

Of the 500 LFAs set to go into production this December, less than half are slated to make their way to the States when deliveries begin in January, and even if you've got a cool $400k burning a hole in your pocket, you can't buy the LFA outright. To thwart speculators, Lexus is only making the LFA available on a two-year lease with a firm intent to purchase. If you've got the means, make the jump for the official details.


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Lexus Announces Price of All-New LFA Supercar

TORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2010) – Lexus today announced the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $375,000 for the all-new 2012 LFA supercar. The MSRP does not include a delivery, processing and handling fee.

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. Only 500 LFA will be built worldwide.

"The LFA has more passion and character than any Lexus built and we're excited that we're finally able to give U.S. customers official pricing," said Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president and general manager.

All LFAs will be hand-built to customer specifications and production will begin December 2010. Customers will be able to choose from three-configurations included in the base MSRP:
  • Configuration 1 – Leather or Alcantara®-trimmed seats.
  • Configuration 2 – Leather or Alcantara-trimmed seats, Lexus Navigation System and Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound system.
  • Configuration 3 – Leather or Alcantara-trimmed seats, Lexus Navigation System, Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound system, and Lexus Enform™ with Safety Connect™.
  • Customers will be able to customize the LFA with 30 exterior colors, six brake caliper colors, and 12 interior colors. Some choices carry an additional cost.

The Lexus LFA is exclusively 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.

Lexus' supercar accelerates from 0 to 60 in 3.6 seconds and achieves a maximum speed of 202 mph thanks to an independently controlled throttle body for each cylinder, high-volume 12-hole injectors, dual Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i), low-friction engine components, and equal length exhaust manifolds.

Lightweight, powerful and balanced, the LFA features advanced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) construction for its chassis and bodywork to deliver a light, incredibly strong and impact-resistant structure. To help provide superior handling and braking and traction control the LFA features track-tuned lightweight aluminum alloy suspension components; six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers to grip the Carbon Ceramic Material (CCM) brake rotors; and a specially calibrated Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system.

The low-slung LFA exudes supercar styling with Lexus design philosophy in one cohesive form. Its clean, muscular and athletic design is complemented by extraordinary aerodynamics for optimal drivetrain cooling and superb high-speed handling. Its incredible exhaust note is possible by the multi-stage exhaust system that exits through a stacked trio of exhaust outlets. The LFA's exterior styling is further enhanced with BBS® 20-inch forged-aluminum 10-spoke wheels available in three different finishes.

"After years of development, Lexus is able to offer driving enthusiasts an exciting and exclusive combination of performance and luxury in a sleek supercar package. It's thrilling to know that in about a year, you just might see one driving down the street," said Templin.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Hazdaz: you're talking about people with small penises, correct?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can't believe they had the gall to use the phrase "clean design." Thing thing has more ducts, vents, scoops, and louvers than... than... a Spyker. I mean, the side marker lights stick out like vestigial wings.

      And what's with that small gap at the front of the hood? It looks unintentional. How annoying would it be to spend $400k on a car and to have people at gas stations constantly telling you that you didn't shut the hood all the way?

      Technical excellence? Yes. Fast car? You bet. Clean design? Absurd.
        invisiblepigeon3
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well that gap in the hood is how the engine gets air... kind of an important feature.

        You obviously don't know what a "clean sheet" design is. It means the designers came up with a vision for the car, from scratch, and saw it through the development process to production.

        This isn't some POS Pagani with an old SL 73AMG engine strapped into a doorstop shaped body, or a Koenigsegg with no wing that slides off a track. This is a properly designed and engineered hypercar in the same vein as the SLR, Carrera GT and Bugatti Veyron. Except, this car was all done in house, where as the Veyron wasn't.

        Get a clue about engineering and then comment, otherwise you're just wasting air when you talk and bandwidth when you type. But hey, that's what most of the people on here do: comment ignorantly about things they will never own, and therefore resent.
      • 4 Years Ago
      One words Brakes...Id hate to be going 204 and not have break, or it accelerate, lmao
      • 4 Years Ago
      Seems to be one of the most hated cars here. Not that any of us could afford it either.
      • 4 Years Ago
      DAMMIT! I'm afraid it's $5k too dear for me. I simply refuse to pay more than $370 k for any car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      meh its ugly
        • 4 Years Ago
        those 'exposed screws' are on the PRE-PRODUCTION PROTOTYPES being shown at car shows. Those same examples are also being tested continuously for software upgrades to the traction control system. Also they are being test vehicles for not only TC updates but for future consumers at Lexus meets at racetracks like Fontana. Scott Pruet was piloting the same matte black car that appeared at the Detroit Auto Show on youtube vids. Those screws wont be present on the production finished cars.

        Do some research people, don't post blindly and biased
        • 4 Years Ago
        Pic #27: $375,000 and you get exposed screw heads on the bodywork? Yikes!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Good eye twg. It's much more visible in #37. Philips heads. Hopefully that's just prototype/tester parts and not something on the finished product...

        I kinda like this car, hell I'd probably buy one if I had the means to blow $375k on a whim, but exposed Philips heads on something like this isn't acceptable.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Yes it is.

        And I can't....(slam)...seem to get... (slam) ....the damn hood ...(slam)...shut....
        • 4 Years Ago
        I don't like the styling either. It looks like a cluttered, clashing mess from all angles -- as though they took every scoop and cutline they could think of, threw them at the car, and saw what stuck.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I would certainly buy one if I had the money. Props to Toyota.
      invisiblepigeon3
      • 4 Years Ago
      All you morons complaining that its too expensive need to realize that this is the CHEAPEST carbon fiber car in history!

      WTF is so hard to understand in your tiny fanboy brains? This car is incredibly cheap for what it is!

      The gross stupidity of the people on here is astounding!
        • 4 Years Ago
        @invisiblepigeon3
        I couldn't agree more. I have read through all the the comments and yeah...people on here have no clue, don't take the time to maybe look at the car from a different website where they provide more information on the characteristics and features in the car. They just sit and watch Top Gear all day and coin Hammond's phrases as their talking points in hopes to seem like they know what they are talking about. close your laptops and get back to doing your geometry homework, schools not over.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @invisiblepigeon3
        yeah you got it right buddy. they just hate. ignorance is abundant here in autoblog. I hope they take this thing racing. I bet someone will buy a couple of them and put em in LeMans series or maybe ALMS. That's my guess. Hopefully Lexus decides to increase displacement to 5 liters (it's only 200cc more) and enter it into FIA GT1 racing. Increase Lexus' popularity in Europe. That's what Nissan is doing with the Nismo GT-R. It's be great to see them go at it along with hopefully some new competitors in GT1.
      • 4 Years Ago
      heyooooooo!
      • 4 Years Ago
      What is Toyota made an affordable car that looks like this but has a more modest engine. They are working on that ToyUbaru, why not make it look like this?
        invisiblepigeon3
        • 4 Years Ago
        I LOLed at that! Probably what most of the idiots on here drive in fact.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Although I do realize they pretty much make all their cars look the same, as I can see resemblances in the Camry and the LS, I think it would be really dumb to bite off this car's style with a cheaper Toyota. Hopefully, someone in the company would realize that would be a big mistake. Even though, as I look at it - the LFA kind of reminds me of a last gen Celica blurred into what a new Supra could look like.

        Okay never mind, it will probably happen.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @ Tourian

        It seems you drive a 89 Honda CRX with 3" down pipe with cf sticker all over ext and int.

        Yah that's a fast car

        !@#$%^&
      invisiblepigeon3
      • 4 Years Ago
      You really think that Andre? You must know some shallow people.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd rather go to Honda with $375,000 and beg them to sell me an HSV-10 GT.
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