If you were asked to think of a japanese sports car, you'll likely think of cars like Honda NSX, Toyota Supra or Nissan GTR. But if you were asked to think of a japanese sportscar powered by a V10 engine, you'd probably give up. But never the less, this is the madness Toyotas luxury brand created in 2010. Meet the Lexus LFA. The LFA has had a longer development time than most other sportscars. The project was announced way back in 2000, and prototypes had been spotted on the Nürburgring since 2004. During the years, many different prototypes also appeared at auto shows all over the planet, but it was not until 2007 that the silhouette of a prototype would be similar to that of the final version. The LFA was finally unveiled in 2009, at the Tokyo Motor Show. Each LFA was handmade, and as of such not just expensive, but also unique. The LFA is powered by a 4.8 liter V10 engine, producing 552 horsepower, sending the car from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.7 seconds. And with a top speed of 326 km/h, it can easily run equally fast as most european supercars. Calling the LFA the last samurai is only fitting.
Wrote by Morten Pedersen