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THIS Is The Lexus LFA - The £500,000 Supercar With An Incredible Exhaust Sound!

Jun 11, 2021
Hello and welcome to the Lexus LFA. Do you know that my first drive? My first experience in a Lexus LFA was actually in Anglesey, Wales. I managed to drive

this

exact car over the summer in Wales on that circuit and it blew me away. I really didn't know what to expect. I drove

this

car but when I drove it everything fell into place, everything made sense and more than ever it gave me the motivation and Centage will share it with you, now it's obviously back here in Dubai it's 30 degrees. I have open roads to share with you this very very special car so let's talk about its underpinnings now when this car was launched in 2011 it was compared to a 599 GTO so if Lexus were to launch something similar today it could be counted a class like Lexuses TDF, that's where this car was positioned when it was launched, but it was really out of the blue, no one expected this car to be manufactured as much as during its development.
this is the lexus lfa   the 500 000 supercar with an incredible exhaust sound
The car's development cycle changed so much that it was rumored that the car would never be built. What I mean by this is that when Lexus started designing the car in the early stages, it was actually built around an all-aluminum architecture halfway through its development. Development life cycle The evolution of carbon fiber technology had evolved so much that Lexus looked at this project and thought, "You know what we can really make this car lighter and better," so imagine this halfway of the car's build, they scrapped it and took it back to a blank canvas and I started again okay so this is just to give you a little context on the attention to detail and how important this car was to Lexus at the time, now it is rumored that Lexus actually lost money building this car.
this is the lexus lfa   the 500 000 supercar with an incredible exhaust sound

More Interesting Facts About,

this is the lexus lfa the 500 000 supercar with an incredible exhaust sound...

It was a showcase for the brand to say yes, although we make practical drivers on a daily basis, we are also serious about performance and engineering, so they spent years and years developing what was at the time their idea of ​​a driver's car. and what the latest in Lexus means. The driver's car consists of, well, first of all, it's a 4.8-liter engine that makes 553 brake horsepower and 350 4-lb. I need to talk now, that doesn't

sound

like much sooner. I was comparing it to the 599 GTO, now this is all related. because when they eliminated the aluminum architecture, I went to the carbon fiber chassis.
this is the lexus lfa   the 500 000 supercar with an incredible exhaust sound
It now has a full carbon tub and carbon body panels. This car is 200 kilograms lighter than a Ferrari 599. I mean, that's crazy, we have like 200 kg, you know, they just find it. That kind of weight savings is something from another world and the funny thing is that when this car was launched and it didn't really receive much attention from the press, mainly because and not to make a Lexus that has a brand that it doesn't do. no favors, but let's be realistic at that point. They weren't known for developing performance cars, so at the launch of this, people were faced with the 5 9i GTO.
this is the lexus lfa   the 500 000 supercar with an incredible exhaust sound
It was all like what p

lexus

was facing a Ferrari, why is it like that? Anyway, back to the naturally aspirated v10 engine, now what's awesome. about this engine is that it accelerates to 9500 rpm. I don't know of another road engine or road car that revs to 9500 rpm. and if there is one, I'm pretty sure it's not a naturally aspirated v10. I listened to the opening of this video, this

sound

does this, it's funny that over the years this car seems to develop this cult status, they only made 500 of them worldwide and unlike certain brands they actually give them They put a plaque in the middle of the two. seats indicating the exact model number that was built now built 500 in total 480 LFA.
I dare say they are standard road LFA and then they finished production with only 20 nerve cream conditions. Which is incredibly significant about this car I'm driving. Right now this is number 418, this is the last production LFA to come off the Lexus production line, that was no nerve, a great addition, so what we're driving is a naturally aspirated V10 from 9,500 rpm incredibly special and don't forget the road. The world is going now, it was special when it was launched, imagine how special this is now, it's amazing, so I always find prices or an interesting indicator to convey how special a car is now in the UK, when this was launched car cost 340 thousand pounds.
There is still a lot of money even today, but today in the UK they cost half a million pounds, so that shows what kind of things are interested in taking this car and achieving it in just a few years, one of the videos I have recorded on the mind. Long before I got involved in YouTube it was a video with Dickie Medan from Evo magazine. They had the Lexus press car, the navy blue Lexus LFA, against the 599 GTO and then they beat these two cars in Scotland, but they came back at the end of the day and were sitting around a pub table talking about what their favorite car and the LFA came out victorious and the reason was they said we will always see a better v12 front engine car from Ferrari every seven years and you will come back and we better never see one of these cars again Lexus will never go you know what We need to make another flagship, a

supercar

to show what we are capable of.
Nowadays, even if they do do it again, it will be a hybrid, it will probably have a smaller engine and it will definitely not be a V10, the repeats at nine and a half thousand, so this is very significant. The car overall is a very special Nexxus car, so as I mentioned, the full carbon tub carbon architecture which again, both on our car in 2011, even at this price, in fact, was still very special and that's what contributed to its weight saving, as I mentioned 200 kilograms less than a 599 now in Dubai, unless you go into the desert it's quite difficult to find nice wide corners, but trust me, I drove this car in Anglesey me It blew my mind, but the way this thing handles corners. yes Lexus did an amazing job of mounting the V10 so far back in the car that it really is a front mid engine car, it feels so well balanced, the brakes are

incredible

, the front end is so planted and the body roll is a thing.
From the past. Last thing about this, the strange thing is that when you walk up to it you see its platform, you look at it and think it's a grand tourer in a way, when you're in it it's incredibly comfortable and you get on, everything immediately makes sense, even the way it you interact with the seats to adjust it, you can adjust everything in the seat with just two switches, it's kind of amazing, but when you accelerate and downshift to the and this thing comes to life and changes, just listen to These downshifts are good for the second game, we're ready.
I like the gods of the municipalities. Now if you watch this channel regularly you'll know I picked someone with a gearbox snob so I'm more of a manual or swing club guy yeah. I've never been a big fan of the stuff between single clutches, mainly because once you've driven and double clutch it's very hard to go back from how incredibly responsive, agile and smooth, although what's really interesting about this ear. the box is actually on single clutch boxes, it's actually normally the downshifts that are quite sloppy, but in this car it's actually the upshifts. Now I wouldn't go so far as to call them sloppy, not that it's just that these days. and it's late 2018, now this is a 2011 car and when you spend time driving modern dual clutch boxes, we lift this paddle shifter, you can't help but feel it's a little lethargic on the track, it's actually pretty good when you can do flat shifts and you don't mind being shaken a little bit, it's actually amazing, but when you're on the highway there's this technique where if you just give the accelerator a slight boost and then the panel engages that gear with a little more sophistication, however, there is a bit of a delay between the car going into gear, but as you just heard, I don't know what they did with the downshift, it's kind of like Japanese witchcraft.
It's pretty crazy talking Japanese and the way this sounds you might be thinking you just told me this was a v10 engine. He had never really heard of me. Challenge and it sounds like that, well, part of it is because the engine is a Japanese rarity. design well, the other side is that to get that incredibly special

exhaust

tone, Lexus sent their

exhaust

engineers to partner with Yamaha in their instrument division, so while Yamaha also makes superbikes and stuff like that, they also They make famous instruments to make the exhaust resonate like this, it sounds like this, it was tuned like a musical instrument and that's why this thing sounds so incredibly sweet, while inside it sounds pretty loud outside compared to most modern

supercar

s, It's not our car, but the refinement and tone quality is sublime, it's a little more orchestral and I love that, so going back to this particular car, I mentioned that this is number 418, the last of the production LFAs and , appropriately, is in the launch edition specifications.
We have this beautiful triple coat with less white paint with the red leather interior, so in terms of being a special car for 80, it's great, but it hasn't been SPECT into something strange and unique, it's launch spec and I think really For a car this special is really appropriate so some really cool features inside the car now Lexus went all out and made this a unique car and it was said that the R&D budget for the research and development project with his car was half. a billion dollars, so half a billion dollars made five hundred cars, so the R&D budget that is allocated per car is a million dollars per car just R&D alone and they ended up selling it for three hundred and forty thousand pounds so that You can see where the loss was. but in terms of marketing and brand value I'm sure it will pay dividends, this is such an iconic car but it results in the components in this car being very unique to the LFA, I wouldn't have found any components in this car anywhere else Lexus, all the switches here, the thing is you interact with a titanium laser clad and a great carbon fiber glass interior everywhere and one of the really unique features that I have yet to see on any other car or at less in any other supercar.
Is this seat belt? Now you might look at this and think there are some cool add-ons to make it comfortable or something. No, it actually has an air bag inside the seat belts with its so-called air belt. It looks great, it makes the seat belt really comfortable, but without a doubt, it's also very safe, it really is a race car thing, now that you've heard how fast this thing accelerates when this car was built, Lexus decided to go with it. by the digital revs, the reason is that at that time the analog counter couldn't keep up accurately with the car's revs, it was accelerating so fast, I mean, this thing turned at nine-thirty like you wouldn't believe, so in its place they put this really cool digital display, now we see that the digital display is now all the time, no Don't forget this was in 2011 and before the launch of this car, it was in development for almost 10 years, so imagine how innovative it was. was this car when it was launched.
The nice thing is that with the drive select switch up here you can activate this type of rotating cylinder. between normal wet and sport and as you turn between them the dashboard changes and sort of gives you a theme to indicate what kind of driving mode you're naturally in at the moment or sport because the tires are nice and sticky and It's hot outside and I'm trying to share with the guys how amazing this thing is, but it's definitely wet, it's probably pretty useful from where I am, I was really impressed. I think this is almost the unsung hero of supercars.
That's ridiculous, the anonymous heroes that are over. the last few years and I really hope to spend more time in the future as always guys, thanks for watching, see you next time.

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