jruhi4 from My.IS, who you may remember was responsible for an epic Lexus IS convertible review, has taken it one step further with his latest—a Lexus LFA review so large and full of detail, it had to be split into two parts:
The 1LR-GUE 4.8-liter V10 is such an all-new, clean-paper engine for Lexus that, when Flipside909 asked about the significance of the “U” in the engine code, even Lexus officials were stumped. We agree with Paul Williamsen of Lexus College’s educated guess, however, that it is most likely a reference to the racing-inspired dry-sump lubrication system.
As with Mercedes-Benz AMG models, each Lexus LFA V10 engine will be assembled by a single engineer, whose signature appears on the engine. And there are only two of these Yamaha engineers, with each of them finishing an engine every two days.
On Lap 2 with the Matte Black Beast, I was so enthused that, as the first straight closed in on Turn 6, Scott Pruett’s “brake-brake-brake-brake-brake” finally made me do just that, and the carbon ceramic brakes scrubbed off speed with supernatural ability and I entered the tight right-hander fuss and drama-free.
If you’re looking to dive right down into smallest detail of the LFA, there’s no better place to start than this review (just be sure to block off some time in your schedule).