Compare 2012 Lexus LFA vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG vs 2012 Porsche 911

2012 Lexus LFA
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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
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2012 Porsche 911
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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 SLS AMG
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SLS AMG 14 20 $176,328 $189,600
2-Door Convertible Roadster SLS AMG 14 20 $182,373 $196,100
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2-Door Coupe 997 Carrera
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 997 Carrera 18 25 $70,920 $79,000
2-Door Coupe Carrera Black Edition 18 25 $72,990 $81,300
2-Door Coupe 991 Carrera 19 27 $73,710 $82,100
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 18 24 $76,680 $85,400
2-Door Cabriolet 997 Carrera 18 26 $80,910 $90,100
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera Black Edition 18 26 $81,990 $91,300
2-Door Coupe 997 Carrera S 18 25 $82,530 $91,900
2-Door Targa 4 18 25 $83,970 $93,500
2-Door Cabriolet 991 Carrera 19 27 $84,150 $93,700
2-Door Coupe 991 Carrera S 19 27 $86,580 $96,400
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 18 25 $86,670 $96,500
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S 18 25 $88,290 $98,300
2-Door Cabriolet 997 Carrera S 18 26 $92,520 $103,000
2-Door Coupe Carrera GTS 18 25 $92,610 $103,100
2-Door Targa 4S 17 25 $95,580 $106,400
2-Door Cabriolet 991 Carrera S 19 27 $97,020 $108,000
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4S 17 25 $98,280 $109,400
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 GTS 18 25 $99,000 $110,200
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera GTS 18 26 $101,430 $112,900
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 GTS 17 25 $107,910 $120,100
2-Door Coupe Turbo 16 24 $123,570 $137,500
2-Door Cabriolet Turbo 16 24 $133,920 $149,000
2-Door Coupe S Turbo 17 25 $144,450 $160,700
2-Door Cabriolet S Turbo 16 24 $154,710 $172,100
2-Door Coupe S Turbo 918 Spyder Edition 17 25 $164,880 $183,400
2-Door Cabriolet S Turbo 918 Spyder Edition 16 24 $176,580 $196,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$337,500
$176,328
$70,920
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$375,000
$189,600
$79,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$6250 / month
$3160 / month
$1317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
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 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG has those stunning gullwing doors, but but we'd take the Roadster any day--all the better to savor the sounds from that epic AMG V-8. The 2012 Porsche 911 is one of the best buys in the sports car market, and quite possibly the most practical, luxurious car at its performance level available.
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Fuel Economy
City
11 mpg 14 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
16 mpg 20 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two Seaters Two Seater Mini-Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 58.4 51.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.7 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
2 2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 39.1 38.4
Second Head Room (in)
- - - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- - - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 65.0 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
102.6 105.5 92.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 76.3 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 66.2 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 - TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
177.4 182.6 175.8
Height, Overall (in)
48.0 49.3 51.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 6.2 3.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 x - TBD - 14.2 x 1.0 11.78 x 0.95
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.4 x - TBD - 15.4 x 1.4 12.52 x 1.10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 26.2 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 13.1 17.10-13.80
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
19.69 39.0 35.8
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.35 - TBD - 2.60
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P265/35ZR20 P265/35YR19 P235/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P305/30ZR20 P295/30YR20 P265/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3483 3573 - TBD -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 11.5 20 x 11.0 18 x 11
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.5 19 x 9.5 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
220 - TBD - NA
Engine
Displacement
4.8L/293 6.3L/379 3.6L/221
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
552 @ 8700 563 @ 6800 345 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V10 Gas V8 Gas Flat 6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection - TBD - Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
354 @ 6800 479 @ 4750 288 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
16 20 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
11 14 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
12 16 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.63 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 7 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.59 2.79 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.19 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.67 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.29 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.84 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.40 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus LFA Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Porsche 911
Body Style
Coupe 2 Door Coupe Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 1 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
15.5 11.6 8.7

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