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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe 2-Door Coupe
Pricing
Invoice Price
$337,500
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$375,000
$225,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$6250 / month
$3755 / month
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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
Fuel Economy - City 11 mpg 12 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 11 mpg 12 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Two Seaters Compact
Number of Passenger Doors - 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) - TBD - 45.0
Passenger Capacity 2 2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) - TBD - 37.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 48.0 47.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) - TBD - 8.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.3 22.7
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.3 - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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 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
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 9.5 20 x 8.5
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 354 @ 6800 398 @ 6000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 11 12
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 12 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.69
Summary
Body Style Coupe 2-door coupe
Vehicle Name Lexus LFA Ferrari 458 Italia
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 15.5 13.1
 
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