Monday, November 9, 2009

The Lexus LFA (2011) new Lexus LFA marks an essential moment in both the history of Lexus and the development of the supercar. A true “clean-sheet” design, the Lexus LFA was produced by a small, passionate also a dedicated team of engineers whose achievement has been to push the boundaries of technologies materials as well as engineering at every stage to produce a car similar to no other to have carried the Lexus badge. heart of the Lexus LFA is a bespoke, naturally aspirated V10 engine that sets latest standards for compact dimensions, lightweight architecture as well as scintillating performance. From the outset it was determined the engine must have a 4,805cc capacity, develop 552bhp and rev towards a wailing 9,000rpm red line. A 72 degree angle between the cylinder heads is been ideal for achieving balance in the engine for exceptionally smooth running, though providing individual, electronically controlled throttle bodies for each cylinder gives excellent throttle response. Lexus LFA’s acoustics, induction system and exhaust notes have been especially tuned to deliver an outstanding “soundtrack” that expresses the car’s extreme performance, both outside as well as inside the cabin. Referred to by the acoustic team as “Octave Harmony”, it is motivated by the sound of a Formula 1 engine at full revs and is not like that of any other road car, with different harmonic qualities created as the engine moves up towards its maximum 9,000rpm.
The Lexus LFA has one of the most advanced as well as powerful braking systems fitted to any production car, appropriate to meet up the demands of its 200mph-plus performance capabilities.

The Lexus LFA boasts class-leading aerodynamics to attain drivetrain cooling and superb high-speed handling and stability. Extensive wind tunnel testing helps a lot to produce a wind-cheating profile with a drag coefficient of 0.31, an outstanding achievement given the degree of downforce the car creates at high speed. Lexus LFA is set with Lexus’s Vehicle Dynamic Integrated Management (VDIM) system, which co-ordinates the smooth operation of the ABS, vehicle stability and traction control systems as the vehicle approaches its performance limits, based on critical data on brake operation, yaw and roll rates, individual wheel speed and longitudinal, lateral and vertical acceleration.

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