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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 relaxation/cont... Read More

Vital Stats

4.8L V10
552 HP / 354 LB-FT
6-Speed Sequential
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    Motorsports: Lexus LFA racer image tweeted by driver Akira Iida

    The rumor has been that Lexus will soon have a motorsports-only LFA to supplement the mostly stock LFA it has been using in races like the Nürburgring 24-Hour. This past summer the Internet happened upon a couple of photos of this supposed LFA GTE prototype (right), an endurance racer that could perhaps be seen at next year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. ...

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    Spy Shots: Lexus LFA Special Edition AD-X spied

    Lexus and its LFA may be still fairly young in the supercar world, but that doesn't mean the model has lacked for variants in its scant two-year existence. Last year we were given the Nürburgring Edition to chew on, and we've seen, periodically, some other very limited-edition models out and about. The car that you see here – noted on the ...

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    Spy Shots: Radical Lexus LFA Final Edition rounds the 'Ring

    Yes, it does seem sort of strange to see a prototype Lexus LFA testing on the Nürburgring just as we're hearing reports that the car is nearly sold out. But just because the original supply of 500 cars has been depleted doesn't mean Lexus isn't working on some sort of derivative or last hurrah (our spy shooter friends suggest the car could wear a ...

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    Spy Shots: Lexus LFA Nürburgring shows up at namesake

    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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    Spy Shots: Hybrid Lexus LFA in the works?

    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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    VIDEO: Lexus LF-A breaks cover before Tokyo unveiling

    In less than six hours the wraps will officially come off the Lexus LF-A at the Tokyo Motor Show. And about 36 hours after that, we'll be piloting Lexus' first foray into supercardom on and around Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway. But in this day and age, any auto expo wouldn't be complete without one last leak in the final hours leading up to the ...

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    Spy VIDEO: Lexus LF-A sounds as mean as it looks

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the race-prepped Lexus LF-AWith the recent spate of spy shots and the announcement that Lexus would be would be campaigning the LF-A at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring race, it was just a matter of time before we were afforded the opportunity to see the Lexus supercar in action. The short video after the jump gives us a ...

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    Official: Toyota to campaign Lexus LF-A in 24 Hours of Nurburgring

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Lexus LF-A racecar.Toyota has confirmed that the Lexus LF-A will campaign in the 24 hour Nurburgring race this May in an effort to shake down the new supercar before its launch next year. Toyota has no intentions of winning the grueling enduro, instead, it's using its unconventional entrant into the race to aid ...

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