Compare 2012 Lexus LFA vs 2011 Ferrari 458 Italia

2012 Lexus LFA
2011 Ferrari 458 Italia
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 11 16 $337,500 $375,000
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 12 18 N/A $225,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$337,500
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$375,000
$225,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$6250 / month
$3755 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Lexus LFA, like any supercar, is more of an emotional than a logical purchase, and if you can get over the fact that it's not the fastest even though it's one of the most expensive, it will serve well as a show-stopper.
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Fuel Economy
City
11 mpg 12 mpg
Highway
16 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seaters Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 45.0
Passenger Capacity
2 2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
48.0 47.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 63.2
Wheelbase (in)
102.6 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 76.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 65.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 NA
Length, Overall (in)
177.4 178.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 8.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.4 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 22.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
19.69 - TBD -
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric-assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.35 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P265/35ZR20 235/35R20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P305/30ZR20 295/35R20
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3483 3490
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.5 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 11.5 20 x 10.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
220 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
354 @ 6800 398 @ 6000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
4.8L/293 4.5L/275
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
552 @ 8700 570 @ 9000
Engine Type
Gas V10 Gas V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
12 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
11 12
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.08
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.63
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.59 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 5.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.29
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/manual shift
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus LFA Ferrari 458 Italia
Body Style
Coupe 2-door coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
15.5 13.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 1

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