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2011 Lotus Esprit could use Lexus LFA 4.8-litre V10 engine

Imagine that. It is just a rumour at this stage, but one insider has reportedly said that the upcoming Lotus Esprit will use the Toyota/Lexus LFA 4.8-litre V10 for its power source. The new Lotus Esprit is scheduled to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in October, showing from the 2nd to the 17th...

Eight Lexus LFAs heading to Australia

Lexus Australia has announced there's been high demand for the exotic Lexus LFA coupe, which has forced the company to increase Australian production of the vehicle from five to eight. The first example will hit our shores in April 2011...

Hiromu Naruse dies in Lexus LFA crash near the 'Ring

In a horrible and tragic twist of fate, the two-tone Lexus LFA Nurburgring Edition featured on CarAdvice yesterday has been involved in a fatal collision on roads outside the famous circuit, killing Toyota's chief test driver, 67-year-old Hiromu Naruse. According to reports, the Lexus LFA driven by Naruse-san veered into oncoming traffic and had a head-on collision with two other test drivers in a BMW who are now in a critical condition...

Lexus LFA chasing Nürburgring lap record

The Lexus LFA has returned to the Nürburgring sporting a striking new two-tone paint finish, although exactly what business it has at the 'Ring is unclear. The model in these photos has been equipped with Lexus' Nürburgring package for the LFA comprising a larger front spoiler, side canards and a new rear wing, all constructed from carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP)...

Lexus LFA Commercial (video)

Today's news that Lexus' LFA has sold out comes at no surprise. Just have a listen to the engine: The Lexus LFA is Toyota and Lexus' Halo car, the model is set to ignite the bright and sporty future of both brands. The LFA will act like Nissan's GTR (although it's more of a luxury supercar than an outright track car like the GTR)...

Lexus LFA officially sold out

Toyota has today confirmed that is has sold every one of the 500 Lexus LFA supercars it plans to build. Around one-third of all the 412kW/480Nm V10 powered coupes will find homes in Germany, after the Japanese brand heavily targeted that market in the promotional stages. Those buyers have already laid down $US125,715 ($150,287) deposits...

Lexus LFA with Nurburgring package officially announced

Following the announcement that Lexus would return to the Nürburgring - where its Lexus LFA was honed - and subsequent leak, the brand has officially announced a new track-focussed Nürburgring package for the LFA. Described as the ultimate LFA, the Nürburgring package for the LFA supercar is aimed at the most hardcore driving enthusiasts with specific race bred performance enhancements...

Lexus LFA set to tackle Nürburgring 24 Hour race

Lexus' LFA supercar is heading back to the Nürburgring in May to compete in the legendary 24 Hour endurance race. It will be the first time a production version of the LFA has taken part in full-blooded competition with both previous outings to the 'Ring made by development versions of the LFA, primarily as exercises to improve performance and handling...

Lexus allocates five LFA supercars for Australia

Lexus Australia has confirmed that it has secured a limited run of just five LFA supercars for the local market. With only 500 examples of the 413kW supercar to be sold worldwide, it is remarkable that Australia has been allocated any at all, surprising even Lexus Australia Chief Executive John Roca...

Video: Lexus LFA secret behind the symphony

While the sound produced by a supercar is often likened to a symphony, Lexus has taken the acoustic performance of its new LFA far more seriously in order to create its Formula 1-inspired soundtrack. An acoustic team was assembled specifically for the LFA project whose sole job was to ensure the exhaust note of the LFA was unlike any other car on the road, enhancing the sensation of speed and acceleration...

Lexus LFA for sale, not lease, in Europe

Lexus Europe has confirmed it will sell its LFA supercars rather than follow the lead of the US and lease them to customers.   Last week, CarAdvice revealed Lexus US’s plans to prevent the limited edition cars being bought by speculators who on sell cars for a premium price...