Clarkson in the Lexus LFA
"Many things are wrong with it, but it's still the best car I've ever driven..."
Posted: 11 Mar 2013
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.
Words: Jeremy Clarkson
Pictures: Justin Leighton/Lee Brimble
This feature first appeared in Top Gear magazine