Monday, November 2, 2009

Toyota won’t make any profit from the Lexus LFA

There won’t be any profit to be made from the Lexus LFA due to the high cost incurred from developing and constructing it. However, insiders say that the company’s aim was to create a halo car for the brand. And Toyota did just that after spending six years in development. Only 500 LFAs will be produced, selling for €375,000 each. In the UK, only 17 LFAs will be sold. So far Lexus has taken two orders. The car is packed with technology, including the bespoke engine with a 9000rpm redline. Powered by a 552bhp 4.8-litre V10, the LFA is able to hit 62mph in 3.7sec and has a top speed of 202mph. Carbonfiber-reinforced plastic is extensively used by Toyota for the chassis construction and body panels. All the parts on the LFA is new, with only five parts found as well on other Toyota and Lexus products.