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2012 Lexus LFA

Can You Overdose On One Day With An LFA? Medical dictionaries define a drug as "any article intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of humans." The 2012 Lexus LFA is not a supercar, it is a narcotic. Twist the carbon-fiber key of the Lexus flagship and listen to its race-bred V10 wail. Within seconds of the sound reaching the eardrum, the adrenal glands initialize epinephrine production and endorphins are released from the pituitary. The result of the natural injection is a more rapid heartbeat, an increase in blood pressure, involuntary muscle... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
4.8L V10
Power:
552 HP / 354 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Sequential
MSRP:
$375,000
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    Video: Lexus confirms LFA Nürburgring record with new footage
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    The Interwebs were recently aflutter with rumors that Lexus had set a new Nürburgring production car record with its LFA supercar. The Japanese automaker has stepped forward to lend credence those rumors... by producing an official video of the record-breaking 7:14.64 run. That figure represents a mighty quick 20.6-kilometer jaunt, besting efforts ...

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    Report: Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package smashes Nordschliefe production record with 7:14 lap
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    The web is afire with news that Lexus has managed to demolish the standing production-car record at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The news comes courtesy of EVO Magazine's own Chris Harris and Lexus itself via the miracle of Twitter. Lexus test driver Akira Iida reportedly managed to twist the LFA Nürburgring Edition around the infamous circuit ...

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    Report: Lexus planning LF-A Roadster for 2014; seven-seat CUV delayed
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    The super-hot Lexus LFA coupe may only have a production run of 500 units, but the candle might not burn out on this stunner anytime soon. According to Automotive News, Lexus will produce an LFA roadster, previewed by the 2008 Detroit Auto Show concept car pictured above. Interestingly, the report indicates that there will likely be a one-year hiatus in ...

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    Video: Motor Trend gets sideways with Lexus LFA
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    We can always rely on the good people at Motor Trend to stir up some genuine jealousy thanks to their excellently crafted videos. The team recently got their hands on the Lexus LFA and took the V10 monster out to an abandoned Marine base for a little frolicking in the wide-open spaces. They were kind enough to bring the video crew along for the ride, and ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: 2012 Lexus LFA says look, copper
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    If you have an issue with the fact that Lexus is going to make you lease an LFA instead of letting you outright buy the vehicle, we've got good news for you. Sort of. Herb Chambers Lexus in Sharon, MA is selling one of the carbon-fiber supercars for some very wealthy, very lucky individual to have and to hold as their own. What's the hitch? ...

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    Video: Lexus LFA gets broken down by Translogic
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    Bradley Hasemeyer has driven some unique vehicles. We've seen him take the helm of a Tango EV, the dolphin-shaped Seabreacher and the electric Z-Kart. Now, Hasemeyer gets behind the wheel of a vehicle that hits a little closer to our Autoblog hearts, the Lexus LFA. Don't expect a smoky, sideways review of the car – after all, this is Translogic, ...

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    Rumormill: Lexus working on even hotter LFA II?
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    Even amidst the disastrous situation on their island nation, the Japanese are showing no signs of slowing down. At least, not when it comes to its supercars. Honda was recently reported to be forging ahead with on-again, off-again plans to resurrect its NSX supercar, Nissan is hard at work on the new GT-R and now Toyota is said to be working on a new ...

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    Report: Kyle Busch busted doing 128 mph while test-driving Lexus LFA
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    Life is tough, ain't it? We pay to see professional racing drivers hurtling around at breakneck speeds on the race track, but then give them tickets and even revoke their licenses for doing what they do best once off the race track. We see it all the time. Lewis Hamilton has run into his share of trouble. So has Danica Patrick. David Coulthard even got ...

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    Video: Lexus lines up LFA against IS F on UK track
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    Lexus UK finally has its first LFA on the Queen's home turf. Rather than take it on a glam tour by propping it up in shiny showrooms, Lexus is taking it to the track. It's also bringing along a camera to record the sights and sounds that come along with the two-door supercar. Recently, the LFA lined up at the Bruntingthorpe Proving Grounds alongside its ...

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    Video: Final Best Motoring battle pits LFA against GT-R, ZR1, 911 GT2 RS and F430 GT3
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    If you were one of the many automotive enthusiasts to shed a tear when it became known that Japan's Best Motoring set off for the giant junkyard in the sky, we have a little piece of good news to cheer you up: there's one final track battle for your viewing pleasure. Even better news: Best Motoring went out with a bang, pitting the Lexus LFA up against ...

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    Video: First Lexus LFA delivered to UK
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    When it comes to the Lexus LFA, there's plenty to be excited about. There is the 552 horsepower V10 with a 9,500 rpm redline, the carbon fiber monocoque, the fantastic performance stats... we could go on, but we'd rather let the Brits take over. Hit the jump to witness the first Lexus LFA delivered to our island ally. The greatest-ever Lexus made an ...

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    Geneva 2011: Lexus LFA Nürburgring Package is an orange crush
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    Finally, the moment is upon us. Lexus has released the most-exclusive version of its already hyper-exclusive LFA supercar. Behold, in person, the 2012 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition. For those who need reminding, the LFA is Lexus' $375,000 supercar. There will only be 500 LFAs built worldwide, and of those, a scant 50 will have the Nürburgring ...

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    Lexus gives us a closer look at the LFA Nürburgring package ahead of Geneva debut
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    It takes a while to get around the Nürburgring Nordschleife – around seven minutes in even the fastest of machinery with the best driver behind the wheel. But apparently it takes even longer to get around to releasing a special edition Nürburgring package that makes your go-fast supercar even more track-friendly. We're talking, of ...

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    Video: Lexus LFA launch control makes start lines disappear quickly
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    Today, it's almost impossible to buy a new supercar without launch control; the 2011 Lexus LFA is no exception. It might not be the fastest, with a zero-to-60 time of "only" 3.7 seconds, yet the LFA remains an impressive rubber-footed beast. The LFA's V10 wails towards its 9,500 rpm fuel cutoff like an oni haunting whoever slides behind the wheel. The ...

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    How Lexus ships the LFA - no peanuts required [w/video]
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    On January 21, Toyota played Show-n-Tell with the first Lexus LFAs to arrive in the U.S., inviting a representative from Club Lexus to witness the stylized drama of uncrating the $400,000 supercar. While we can't be certain, perhaps it was the King-Lear-esque howls and gnashing of teeth from the non-invited (our own form of stylized drama) that convinced ...

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    Jealousy is an unbecoming trait... but sometimes it's hard to ignore. You're going to have to work extra hard to bury those feelings after we tell you what Paris Hilton has apparently received for her 30th birthday. A 2011 Lexus LFA. Okay, just tilt your head back and breathe. Hilton's LFA still wears its factory yellow paint, though we wouldn't be ...

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    Video: Lexus uses the LFA to teach a swimsuit supermodel about donuts
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    Nissan may choose to use its Juke to square off with swimsuit-clad supermodels but Lexus takes a different route to interact with the pretty ladies... a circular one. Photographer Yu Tsai wanted a shot of a Lexus LFA performing a donut around model Rianne Ten Haken. He could've simply spent some time playing in Photoshop, but instead decided to capture ...

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    Lexus to finally debut LFA with exclusive Nürburgring package in Geneva
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    Typically, when an automaker launches a new car, or even a variant on an existing one, we get a chance to see it up close at a major auto show within a matter of months at most. But it will have been the better part of a year by the time we see the Lexus LFA with the Nürburgring package in the flesh. The track-focused version of the Toyota luxury ...

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    Video: Man celebrates Lexus LFA arrival with donuts
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    Lucky Lexus owners across the globe are eager to receive their new LFA supercars. Javier Quirós of Costa Rica is one such person, and decided to celebrate the delivery of his red LFA in a manner befitting such a vehicle... by doing a few donuts. Don't worry about Javier losing control of the 552-horsepower, 10-cylinder two-door. Quirós is ...

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