Compare 2012 Lexus LFA vs 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG vs 2009 Nissan GT-R

2012 Lexus LFA
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2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
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2009 Nissan GT-R
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Select style
2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LFA 2-Door Coupe 11 16 $337,500 $375,000
2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Select style
2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GT-R 2-Door Coupe 16 21 $72,318 $76,840
GT-R 2-Door Coupe Premium 16 21 $74,434 $79,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$337,500
N/A
$72,318
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$375,000
N/A
$76,840
Monthly Payment Estimate
$6250 / month
N/A
$1281 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.0
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. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG stuns with visually catchy gullwings and a thundering V-8, but the rear styling, slow gearbox, and tight-fitting cockpit need more attention. You could pilot the Space Shuttle with a PlayStation controller—or you could just sample the 2009 Nissan GT-R, one hellish lightsaber of a supercar.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
11 mpg - 16 mpg
Highway
16 mpg - 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seaters - Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 - 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - 54.7
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - - 38.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - - 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - 79.4
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - - 44.6
Second Head Room (in)
- - 33.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- - 50.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- - 26.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 44.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 - 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
177.4 - 183.1
Height, Overall (in)
48.0 - 54.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 - 63.0
Wheelbase (in)
102.6 - 109.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 - 74.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - 8.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x - TBD - - 15 x 1.2
Brake Type
Pwr - Power
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 - - 15 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA - NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel - 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 - 19.5
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion - Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.35 - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 - 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
19.69 - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - NA
Rear Tire Size
P305/30ZR20 - P285/35ZR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - NA
Front Tire Size
P265/35ZR20 - P255/40ZR20
Spare Tire Size
NA - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3483 - 3814
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 11.5 - 20 x 10.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.5 - 20 x 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
220 - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V10 - Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
354 @ 6800 - 430 @ 3200 - 5200
Engine Order Code
NA - VR38DETT
Displacement
4.8L/293 - 3.8L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
552 @ 8700 - 480 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
12 - 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
16 - 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
11 - 16
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.59 - 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 - 2.30
Trans Order Code
NA - GR6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 - 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 - 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift - Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 - 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.23 - 4.06
Clutch Size (in)
NA - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 - 1.59
Trans Type
6 - 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive - All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA - NA
Summary
Body Style
Coupe - 2 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus LFA - Nissan GT-R
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone - Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - - TBD -
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 - Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
15.5 - -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 - 4

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