We're looking forward to hearing that V10 scream.
You've probably seen pictures of the LFA with bearing the registration “SJZ0000W” circulating on several local forums. That's most likely the first LFA to land on our shores and the 21st LFA that has been built to date.
Like the IS F we tested, the engineers took the no-holds-barred route to create the LFA. 552hp 4.8-litre Yamaha-tuned V10 engine, with a rear six-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox (ASG), aluminium and Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) body, the power to weight ratio stands at 372hp per tonne.
As a result, this lightweight Japanese rocket goes from 0-100km/h in 3.7 seconds and hits the ceiling at 325km/h. The ASG transmission operated by paddle shifters, executes shifts in 0.2 seconds. Other Formula-1 inspired technology includes carbon ceramic brakes and of course, that resounding soundtrack which definitely marks this super car's X-factor.
You get a whole load of acronyms on the inside too, including Sport Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) incorporating Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), TRAC, Traction Control systems, Vehicle Stability Control. On top of those, there's Electric Power Steering (EPS) and Carbon Ceramic Material (CCM) brake discs.
Inside, we get orthopedically designed leather seats with split rear backrests, pronounced side bolsters with electric adjustment. Housed within the dial are the digital speedometer, gear indicator, transmission mode, vehicle control data, trip information displays and Tyre Pressure Warning System display, all to be found on the colour LCD panel. The Remote Touch system accesses the LFA’s satellite navigation, configuration and infotainment functions. And, we find the world’s first shoulder belt air bag to reduce injuries in an ultra high speed collision.