Motor Trend Magazine had the opportunity to test a pre-production Lexus LF-A in a comparison test vs a Nissan GT_R. This is really not much of a “comparison” rather using a Nissan GT-R as a $87,000 yardstick vs the $375,000 Lexus.
It is also a preproduction prototype -- a crusher in industry parlance. It has no VIN or license plate, and sits on non-DOT-approved tires, so we can't drive it on the street. When we're done with it, it gets shipped back to Japan where it will likely be reduced to a fine, expensive powder. To ensure we don't facilitate an earlier end on this side of the Pacific, two watchful handlers will accompany us while we have it.
Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupes/1008_2012_lexus_lfa_2010_nissan_gtr_comparison/index.html#ixzz0nXyc9qpp
The Lexus LFA on the Superflow dyno at K and N makes 430 wheel horsepower, and 283 lb/ft of torque to the wheels in a wide flat torque curve you would expect from a high revving V10. On the same dyno the Nissan GT-R makes a peak of 382 wheel horsepower, and 376 lb/ft of torque that flattens off as the twin turbo V-6 advances towards redline. The characteristics of a V-6 twin turbo engine with small exhaust housings, and big wastegates.
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