2012 Lexus LFA  -  $379,575


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $379,575
Base Invoice: $342,075
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $3,700
Trim: 2dr Cpe
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 12 | City: 11 | Hwy: 16
Body Style: 2dr Cpe
Transmission: 6-speed automatic sequential transmission
Engine: 4.8L DOHC EFI 40-valve V10 engine

Pros

Sheer speed and performance capability; exclusivity and rarity; collectibility; F1-influenced design; luxury-car interior appointments; racetrack ready but street-drivable


Model Highlights

The 2012 LFA has a traditional sports-car layout, with rear-wheel drive, the engine in front. From there, the LFA begins to sound more like a Formula One car, with its automated six-speed manual gearbox mounted in back to help assure a good weight distribution, and its body structure mostly made of carbon-fiber composite.

Power for the relatively lightweight (3,263-pound) LFA is provided by a 553-horsepower, 4,8-liter, 72-degree V-10 engine co-developed with Yamaha. With that, it can get to 60 mph in just 3.6 seconds and can reach a top speed of 202 mph (thanks in part to the very sleek, rakish body) while the huge Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes are 15.4 inches and six pistons in front and 14.2 inches and four pistons in back

The LFA's engine and transmission promise better drivability than most other supercar powertrains from the past; with VVT-i variable valve timing for both intake and exhaust valves, the engine makes 90 percent of its peak 354 pound-feet of torque from 3,700 rpm all the way to 9,000 rpm. Titanium valves and connecting rods, a dry sump, and a magnesium cylinder head cover are among the many measures to both save weight and increase durability. Special attention has been paid to the sound of the V-10 as well, with a dual-stage silencer that allows the note to become louder at 3,000 rpm.

The six-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox (ASG) aims to give the driver as much control as with a manual gearbox, but with quicker shifts than you could accomplish with a manual transmission. Shifts are carried out in just 0.2 seconds, and the system is mounted over the rear axle to help keep 52 percent of the weight on the rear wheels for better traction and stability. It includes Auto, Sport, Normal, and Wet modes, covering everything from driving in traffic to racetrack use.

With its mid-engine mounting, rear-wheel-drive, and rear-mounted gearbox, along with front and rear subframes and a very lightweight carbon-fiber structure, the LFA is light, low, and well-balanced. Weight has been saved wherever possible, regardless of the expense, and brake discs themselves are made of a carbon-ceramic material. The double-wishbone suspension is modeled after that of race cars for high-speed stability and dynamic control, but it's forgiving enough for most imperfect street surfaces. Steering is a constant-rate rack-and-pinion unit with electric assistance, and the LFA rides on special 20-inch forges BBS alloy wheels and Bridgestone Potenza Z-rated tires.

The LFA's interior isn't nearly as stark and basic as you might expect from a near-racecar. It includes hand-finished leather upholstery or Alcantara (faux-suede) with carbon-fiber plastic or satin-metal trim. Brake and accelerator pedals are hinged from the floor and aluminum, and other areas get brushed-metal accents. Appointments include a standard seven-inch infotainment screen and dual-zone climate control, and options include a 12-speaker Mark Levinson surround-sound system, hard-drive-based navigation, integrated XM data services, and Lexus Enform concierge services for roadside assistance and collision notification.


Model News

The 2012 Lexus LFA is an all-new exotic sports car, set to compete with the likes of the Ferrari Enzo or Lamborghini Gallardo. The very limited-production (500 total worldwide, with no more than 20 made per month) LFA is both an image-builder for the brand as well as an engineering testbed.


Value Writeup

With two seats; a low, edgy supercar profile; and a high-revving V-10 engine; the front-engine, rear-wheel-drive LFA is unlike anything that Lexus has ever produced. It's a unique take on an exotic car--and almost like a Formula One race car--yet with Toyota's reputation for reliability and durability behind it, it's bound to be less trouble, to keep maintained and repaired, than Italian exotics.

The LFA starts at about $375,000, which is only a fraction of what some other image-building supercars have totaled. But as with other exotics, its true worth will be determined by exclusivity and demand.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
15.5

EPA Classification
Two Seaters

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
16 MPG

Cruising Range - City
212.30 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
11 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
12 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
308.80 mi

Engine Type
Gas V10

Displacement
4.8L/293

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
552 @ 8700

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
354 @ 6800

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.23

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.59

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
220

Passenger Capacity
2

Wheelbase
102.6 in

Length, Overall
177.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.6 in

Height, Overall
48.0 in

Track Width, Front
62.2 in

Track Width, Rear
61.8 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.5 in

Base Curb Weight
3483 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P265/35ZR20

Rear Tire Size
P305/30ZR20

Front Wheel Size
20 x 9.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
20 x 11.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.35

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
19.69 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
15.4 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.3 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
6

Drivetrain Miles/km
70,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V006000

Mfg's Report Date
January 9, 2017

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
567,911

Summary
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2012 Toyota 4Runner, Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sienna, Yaris, Scion xB, Lexus ES350, GX460, IS-F, IS250, IS350, IS250C, IS350C, and Lexus LFA vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands, or "Zone A." Additionally, unless included in "Zone A" above, Toyota is recalling certain 2009 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Yaris, Yaris HB, Scion xB, Pontiac Vibe, Lexus, ES350, IS250, IS350, and IS-F vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, or "Zone B." Additionally, unless included in "...

Consequence
An inflator rupture may result in metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants resulting in serious injury or death.

Toyota will notify the Toyota, Scion and Lexus owners. General Motors will contact the Pontiac owners. Depending on the model, dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or the air bag assembly, free of charge. Interim letters informing owners that parts are not yet available are expected to begin January 30, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331, or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for interim notification for this campaign are G1P (Toyota Zone A), G1R (Toyota Zone B), H1A (Toyota Zone C), G2G (Lexus Zone A), G2H (Lexus Zone B) and H2A (Lexus Zone C). Toyota's numbers for final remedy for this campaign are G0P (Toyota Zone A), G0R (Toyota Zone B), H0A (Toyota Zone C), GLG (Lexus Zone A), GLH (Lexus Zone B) and HLA (Lexus Zone C).

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

4.8L DOHC EFI 40-valve V10 engine

6-speed automatic sequential transmission -inc: auto mode, sport mode, normal mode, wet mode

Rear wheel drive

Carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) chassis

Double wishbone independent front suspension -inc: remote-reservoir monotube shocks, hollow anti-roll bar

Multilink independent rear suspension -inc: remote-reservoir monotube shocks, hollow anti-roll bar

Rack & pinion electric pwr steering

2-piece carbon ceramic material (CCM) disc brakes -inc: 6-piston front calipers, 4-piston rear calipers

Black brake calipers

Acoustically optimized exhaust system

Silver 20" X 9.5" front & 20" X 11.5" rear forged aluminum wheels

P265/35ZR20 front & P305/30ZR20 rear performance Bridgestone tires

Flat underbody

Speed-activated rear wing spoiler -inc: trailing edge gurney flap

Discharge headlamp -inc: headlamp cleaner

Rear fog lamp

LED tail lamps

Intermittent wipers

AM/FM stereo w/CD/DVD player

7" infotainment display screen

12-speaker audio system

Aux audio jack & USB input

Split rear backrest 8-way pwr heated bucket seats -inc: side bolsters

Tilt & telescopic steering column

CFRP steering wheel

Black leather steering wheel

Central tachometer -inc: thin film transistor LCD panel display, motor driven ring

Black color carpet & floor mats

Pwr windows -inc: 1-touch auto open/close

Remote pwr door locks

Dual zone climate control

Silver metal finish trim

Black leather center console, door trim & instrumental panel trim

Black color stitching

Black color headliner

3-mode VDIM system -inc: anti-lock braking system (ABS), traction control system (TRAC/TRC), vehicle stability control system (VSC)

SRS airbag system -inc: dual stage driver & passenger airbags, driver & passenger seat belt airbag, driver knee airbag

Restraint system -inc: 3-point ELR driver seat belt, 3-point ELR/ALR passenger seat belt

Tire pressure warning system

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$3,700

 
CONFIGURATION 1
$0

 
CONFIGURATION 2
$0

 
CONFIGURATION 3
$0

 
SILVER 20" X 9.5" FRONT & 20" X 11.5" REAR FORGED ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
GRAY 20" X 9.5" FRONT & 20" X 11.5" REAR FORGED ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
BLACK 20" X 9.5" FRONT & 20" X 11.5" REAR FORGED ALUMINUM WHEELS
$0

 
WHITEST WHITE
$0

 
PEARL WHITE
$0

 
METALLIC SILVER
$0

 
PEARL GRAY
$0

 
PEARL BROWN
$0

 
PEARL BLUE
$0

 
PEARL YELLOW
$0

 
PEARL RED
$0

 
RED
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
IVORY WHITE
$0

 
MINT GREEN
$0

 
AQUA
$0

 
LAVENDER
$0

 
SKY BLUE
$0

 
LIME GREEN
$0

 
FRESH GREEN
$0

 
ORANGE
$0

 
PASSIONATE PINK
$0

 
SUNSET ORANGE
$0

 
SLATE BLUE
$0

 
STEEL BLUE
$0

 
MOSS GREEN
$0

 
CRYSTAL GOLD
$0

 
BROWN STONE
$0

 
STEEL GRAY
$0

 
LAPIS LAZULI
$0

 
BLACK AMETHYST
$0

 
STARLIGHT BLACK
$0

 
MATTE BLACK
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
WHITE, LEATHER SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
SILVER, LEATHER SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
CREAM, LEATHER SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
ORANGE, LEATHER SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
CAMEL YELLOW, LEATHER SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
SADDLE TAN, LEATHER SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
VIOLET, LEATHER SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
BLUE, LEATHER SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
RED, LEATHER SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
BORDEAUX, LEATHER SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
BLACKISH-BROWN, LEATHER SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, LEATHER SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
CREAM, ALCANTARA SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
ORANGE, ALCANTARA SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
CAMEL YELLOW, ALCANTARA SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
SADDLE TAN, ALCANTARA SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
VIOLET, ALCANTARA SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
BLUE, ALCANTARA SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
RED, ALCANTARA SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
BORDEAUX, ALCANTARA SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
BLACKISH-BROWN, ALCANTARA SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
BLACK, ALCANTARA SEAT FRONT TRIM
$0

 
RED BRAKE CALIPERS
$0

 
BLUE BRAKE CALIPERS
$0

 
YELLOW BRAKE CALIPERS
$0

 
GOLD BRAKE CALIPERS
$0

 
SILVER BRAKE CALIPERS
$0

 
WHITE LEATHER SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
SILVER LEATHER SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
CREAM LEATHER SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
ORANGE LEATHER SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
CAMEL YELLOW LEATHER SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
SADDLE TAN LEATHER SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
VIOLET LEATHER SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
BLUE LEATHER SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
RED LEATHER SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
BORDEAUX LEATHER SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
BLACKISH-BROWN LEATHER SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
BLACK LEATHER SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
CREAM ALCANTARA SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
ORANGE ALCANTARA SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
CAMEL YELLOW ALCANTARA SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
SADDLE TAN ALCANTARA SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
VIOLET ALCANTARA SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
BLUE ALCANTARA SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
RED ALCANTARA SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
BORDEAUX ALCANTARA SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
BLACKISH-BROWN ALCANTARA SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
BLACK ALCANTARA SEAT BACK TRIM
$0

 
WHITE LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
SILVER LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
CREAM LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
ORANGE LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
CAMEL YELLOW LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
SADDLE TAN LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
VIOLET LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
BLUE LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
RED LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
BORDEAUX LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
BLACKISH-BROWN LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
$0

 
CREAM COLOR CARPET & FLOOR MATS
$0

 
CAMEL YELLOW COLOR CARPET & FLOOR MATS
$0

 
BLUE COLOR CARPET & FLOOR MATS
$0

 
RED COLOR CARPET & FLOOR MATS
$0

 
BLACKISH-BROWN METAL FINISH TRIM
$0

 
WHITE LEATHER CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
SILVER LEATHER CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
CREAM LEATHER CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
ORANGE LEATHER CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
CAMEL YELLOW LEATHER CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
SADDLE TAN LEATHER CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
VIOLET LEATHER CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
BLUE LEATHER CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
RED LEATHER CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
BORDEAUX LEATHER CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
BLACKISH-BROWN LEATHER CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
CREAM ALCANTARA CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
ORANGE ALCANTARA CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
CAMEL YELLOW ALCANTARA CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
SADDLE TAN ALCANTARA CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
VIOLET ALCANTARA CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
BLUE ALCANTARA CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
RED ALCANTARA CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
BORDEAUX ALCANTARA CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
BLACKISH-BROWN ALCANTARA CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
BLACK ALCANTARA CENTER CONSOLE, DOOR TRIM & INSTRUMENTAL PANEL TRIM
$0

 
WHITE COLOR STITCHING
$0

 
SILVER COLOR STITCHING
$0

 
CREAM COLOR STITCHING
$0

 
ORANGE COLOR STITCHING
$0

 
CAMEL YELLOW COLOR STITCHING
$0

 
SADDLE TAN COLOR STITCHING
$0

 
VIOLET COLOR STITCHING
$0

 
BLUE COLOR STITCHING
$0

 
RED COLOR STITCHING
$0

 
BORDEAUX COLOR STITCHING
$0

 
BLACKISH-BROWN COLOR STITCHING
$0

 
CREAM COLOR HEADLINER
$0

 
RED COLOR HEADLINER
$0

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