Clarkson in the Lexus LFA

The V10 engine in a Lexus LFA revs from idle to the red line in just 0.6 of a second.That's so fast, the engineers had to fit a digital rev-counter because a conventional needle couldn't keep up.

Toyota says that, for perfect handling, 52 per cent of the weight should be over the rear axle. As a result, the LFA's radiators and battery are at the back. So, too, is the washer bottle.