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HOT WHEELS: Lexus LFA





Lexus has announced the official launch of the LFA, a two-seat supercar that is scheduled to go into production at the end of 2010. Only 500 units of the LFA are to be produced and sold worldwide. So what's all the hype about? Well, the LFA comes with a 4.8-liter V10 engine, which provides exceptional power. To balance it out the car is made with lightweight aluminum alloy, magnesium alloy and titanium alloy and its a compact size allows for optimal weight distribution and an exceptional power-to-weight ratio.Furthermore, optimal placement of the transmission and the fuel tank in front of the rear axle adds to this application of centralized mass. This minimizes weight shift during cornering and contributes to outstanding performance and stability. Lighter weight components, like the radiator and electric fans, are placed behind the rear axle.

The exterior design includes carefully tuned aerodynamics and airflow management. The use of CFRP, in addition to strength and weight advantages, frees up the design of the exterior panels allowing a fresh supercar L-finesse design. The interior design combines state-of-the-art instrument-panel design and technology, along with a variety of custom-tailored interior trim packages to suit the most discerning driver

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