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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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    Toyota and Lexus show off at Tokyo Auto Salon
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    You've seen the Toyota GRMN iQ Racing Concept (lucky you!), and now it's time to divert your attention towards the rest of the Japanese automaker's wares being shown off at the Tokyo Auto Salon. First up is the Toyota Prius G Sports Concept (pictured), which features the kind of gaping maw only the Mama Cylon could love. Rounding out Toyota's offerings ...

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    Toyota and Lexus show off at Tokyo Auto Salon
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    You've seen the Toyota GRMN iQ Racing Concept (lucky you!), and now it's time to divert your attention towards the rest of the Japanese automaker's wares being shown off at the Tokyo Auto Salon. First up is the Toyota Prius G Sports Concept, which features the kind of gaping maw only the Mama Cylon could love. Rounding out Toyota's offerings is the TRD ...

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    Lexus still mulling LF-A Roadster, planning seven-seat CUV?
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    According to a new report from AutoWeek, Lexus has a whole slew of tricks up its sleeves that it hopes will help right the ship and keep the automaker atop the luxury car sales sweepstakes, a position that's currently in jeopardy due to a rising tide of threats from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Starting at the tippy-top of the lineup, it seems that ...

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    Rumormill: Lotus Esprit to use LFA V10, V8 in lesser spec
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    Now this is a rumor. According to the crafty crew at Inside Line, Lotus is set to release details on its planned resurrection of the long-dead Esprit at this year's Paris Motor Show. Even better? There's some indication that the top-of-the-line model may pack the same heavenly V10 found in the current Lexus LFA. Oh yes, we're excited. Inside Line spoke ...

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    Rumormill: Lexus to build GT racing version of LFA, GT1 or GT2?
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    Motor Trend is reporting that Toyota's may be getting back into motorsports big-time with a GT entry based on the Lexus LFA. According to the report, Lexus would enter the FIA GT1 championship to take on the Nissan GT-R. This seems like a move downmarket for the $375,000 Lexus sports car from a marketing standpoint. GT1 is also a faltering race class ...

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    Lexus allowing outright purchase of LFA in U.S., demands right of first refusal if you try to sell it
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    Shortly after the LFA supercar was unveiled last fall, Lexus announced that it would only be available to lease in the U.S. Toyota's intent was to drive speculators out of the market for its $375,000 supercar by forcing owners to hold onto the car for at least two years. Once the lease was up, customers would then have the option to buy the car outright. ...

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    Toyota to celebrate rally heritage at Goodwood
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    Toyota will be out in force at next weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed. The highlight of Toyota's participation will be a celebration of its success in the World Rally Championship in the 1980s and 1990s with at least three of its winning cars. The Group B Celica Twin Cam TA64 that won numerous rallies including the Safari and Ivory Coast events will ...

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    Toyota confirms Hiromu Naruse killed in crash at Nürburgring
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    Toyota Motor Company has confirmed that Hiromu Naruse was the test driver killed in yesterday's crash outside the Nürburgring. You can read the TMC's press release and brief bio on the Nur-Miester after the break and read our impromptu eulogy on Naruse-san here.

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    BREAKING: Toyota's chief test driver dies behind wheel of LFA in Germany
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    According to reports, Toyota's chief test driver, 67-year-old Hiromu Naruse, has died in a crash on highway 410 near the famed Nürburgring race track in Germany. He was driving the recently spied Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition (above) at the time of the accident, and reports say he veered into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with two ...

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    Report: Lotus to target Europe's best, evolve from lightweight to luxury
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    Yesterday Lotus did something rather... odd. The Malasian-owned British sports car maker sent the entire automotive world a high-res picture of Stonehenge and announced it represented the, "Dawn of a new era." We initially interpreted this to mean that the new Lotus Esprit would show up in Paris. We still think we're right about that part, but Lotus ...

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    Spy Shots: Lexus LFA Nürburgring shows up at namesake
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    Look what our spy photographers happened to catch at the Nürburgring recently: None other than the Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition. You're looking at one of exactly 50 examples on the planet (assuming this isn't some sort of pre-production mule), and we have to say that the two-tone paint and wild wing look right at home lapping it up on the ...

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    Video: Behind the scenes of "Pitch" for Lexus LFA
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    If you're like us, you've been clamoring for a little more information about the Lexus Pitch spot for the LFA since it dropped last week. Fortunately for us, the Japanese manufacturer has been kind enough to oblige. Lexus just turned out a behind the scenes look at the making of the spot, complete with interviews with physicist Angella Johnson and driver ...

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    Don't Fret: Lexus LFA not sold out, more allocated to U.S.
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    The recent rash of reports about the Lexus LFA being sold out appears to have been a bit premature. Production of the LFA begins this December and Toyota intends to produce a total of 500 units which will be sold through an unorthodox leasing procedure. The process involves putting money down, signing a non-transferable lease for 24 months and then ...

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    Video: Lexus LFA breaks champagne glass with science
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    You remember the Lexus LFA, right? The world hasn't heard too much from the Toyota supercar since the carbon fiber wonder hit the scene last year, but that doesn't mean the company hasn't been playing with its new toy. Toyota just released a new spot featuring the V10 beast roaring to life and shattering a champagne glass with nothing but its exhaust ...

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    Report: Lexus LFA sold out
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    If you were wondering whether there was a market for a $375,000 Lexus, wonder no more. Automotive News reports that all 500 copies of the 552-horsepower LFA are officially sold out. Not a surprise if you ask us, considering the fact that there always seems to be a healthy market for ultra-rare exotics with a ridiculously low production quota. But the ...

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    Video: Motor Trend pits Lexus LFA against Nissan GT-R in epic drag race
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    Japan is back in the supercar race in a major way following the introduction last year of the Nissan GT-R and the addition of the Lexus LFA for the 2011 model year. The question now is this: If the $85,000 GT-R is Godzilla, then what in the world (Or perhaps it's otherworldly? Read our review and decide for yourself.) is the nearly $400,000 (or more) ...

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    Lexus announces LFA Nürburgring Package, only 50 available
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    As if the LFA wasn't going to be rare enough with a production run limited to 500 units, Lexus has announced a special edition Nürburgring Package for that extra helping of exclusivity. Lexus will only offer 50 copies of the LFA Nürburgring Package to commemorate the car's participation in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. The special edition ...

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    Spy Shots: Hybrid Lexus LFA in the works?
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    Look what the Prius hath wrought. Even just a few years ago it was a poster child for the overly hip and crazy-eyed eco warriors, now its wake is full of hybrids from the Ford Fusion to the... Lexus LFA? Brenda Priddy's viewfinder settled on an LFA mule with a flap on the hood that, theory holds, could be covering up a plug-in socket. The context supposes ...

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    Officially Official: Lexus LFA Nürburgring gets more specs, limited to just 50 units
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    Report: Akio Toyoda sitting out this year's Nürburgring 24
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    Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda has his hands full. In addition to the day-to-day rigors of running the largest automaker in the world, Toyoda is busy combating the negative press and apologizing profusely for the massive amount of recalls customers are enduring. He's also an avid blogger and race driver, and in his most recent entry has announced that he will ...

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