Lexus LFA

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Lexus LFA

A Winning Idea

When the concept Lexus LF-A was in Detroit in 2005, it shattered all notions about what a should be.  Half a decade and transformations later, the first car rolled off the production line, and it was we ever dreamt it to be.  fans at last had a supercar to their own, and boy, was it the wait. Few people know the story actually starts in a bar in 2000. Here, Toyota and the father of ‘Project P280’ Tanahashi first raised the of producing a sports car with his Tetsuo Hattori. Luckily, the was “Why not?” promptly by a round of celebratory drinks, and the meeting set in motion a development that rewrote the engineering on everything the industry knew making high-performance cars. A entry in Tanahashi’s diary this milestone: “February 10, – In Shibetsu, Hattori approves the of a real sports car.”

the first of many brief entries recorded in an Excel would follow the incubation, and first steps of transition P280 to the Lexus LFA. The for Speed As early as July P280 took the first of life-changing twists. During an of existing competition at the Shibetsu grounds, Tanahashi was told: sports cars are bad. will be a grown-up sports And so on October 6th the decision was made []

Designing the Dream

Lexus LFA

When chief engineer Tanahashi requested a study the viability of a real sports the image he had in mind bore no to the magnificent LFA that eventually into production. After Lexus was a brand leader in passenger cars, not a manufacturer of low-volume supercars. Four after being given the for the study, Tanahashi recorded in his that the first product on June 26, 2000 proposed a V6 sports car. An competitive drive at the testing facility in was planned for the following month. happened at the test drive set in a sequence of events that ultimately determine the design of the Following the initial evaluation, a was made to produce a full-size car, and Tanahashi setting up a with potential engine Yamaha, to discuss possible Tanahashi discussed both V6 and V8 with his counterparts at Yamaha and the options with the intention of them at the next product

planning meeting. In September he met with Toyota’s Executive President Mitsuhisa Kato, who it clear that a V8 would not be to power the dream car. a V10 that could rival One technology would be seen as for a Lexus supercar! Engine The V10 held several advantages other equivalent displacement V8 wouldn’t be able to rev as high the reciprocating mass and increased []

Peeking into the Future


Peek into the future of the LFA (coming soon).

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