Breaking News: Lexus LF-A renamed LF-L

Article by Andrew Christian, on August 27, 2010

The new Lexus LF-A Supercar will take on the name "LF-L." The change from A to L will signify its appearances at Le Mans and to draw on its pre-production racing development. Contrary to rumors, the name also doesn't have a number to indicate the engine's output or displacement or its "super sports" moniker (SS550).

The name change is supposed to create hype for the vehicle however, there really isn't anything significantly new about it especially in the engine and driveline.

The LF-L will debut with the 4.8L "1LR-GEU" V10 with rear mounted transaxle and sequential six-speed gearbox.

Reports are claiming that the Automated Sequential Gearbox will have four modes, Auto, Normal, Sport and Wet, and will be capable of making shifts via Formula 1 style paddles in 0.2 seconds when in Sport mode.

While the ASG is in auto mode one bank of cylinders will shut down when at idle and in light throttle situations to conserve fuel.

With these four modes, it becomes clear that the LF-L will "adapt" to almost all driving conditions, from circuit work to stop-start inner city driving.

The Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management or VDIM, launch control and rear wing angle are all subjected to different settings depending on the mode selected.

A total of 500 units will be made, with 120 - 150 units bound for the Japanese market. Price is estimated to be around 22,000,000 JPY.

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