The Lexus LF-A is Lexus’ first ever attempt at the Holy Grail that is the super car. The company, much like Audi 6 years ago, had no prior experience in this market, but again like Audi, have managed to create an earth shattering piece of machinery. The LF-A is powered by the same 4.8 litre V10 that powered the death star and produces 560BHP. The end result is a stinger missile that is capable of propelling itself from 0-62MPH in 3.7 seconds.
So without doubt the car has the numbers to gain admittance to hyper car heaven, but the one thing the Lexus brand lacks is racing pedigree. This is without doubt the cars biggest downfall as nobody wants to spend £400,000 on a car with no prestige or heritage, but then again what were you expecting? It’s a Lexus. However the brand for the past three years has been attempting to change this by entering the car in one of the most infamous races known to the world, the Nürburgring 24 Hour. This is the third year the LF-A has competed in the endurance race but this time it’s not just to find the limits of the car, it is in fact to fine tune the sports set-up for the car before it goes on sale this December. This is exactly what motorsport should be, proving grounds for new components and models on upcoming cars.
Hats off to Lexus for not only trying to make a name for themselves in racing, but also showing such commitment to the product.