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Photo: Lexus LFA Launch Control Activated

The yellow Lexus LFA prototype paid a visit to Sewell Lexus in Dallas yesterday, and sales associate Jeff Hazelwood was nice enough to send over this photo of the digital dash with Launch Control activated:

Just seconds after seeing this, I had to load up my favorite LFA speedometer video:

We know that the LFA’s official 0-60mph time is 3.6 seconds, but the question has to be — how much lower will it go with Launch Control?

(Thanks Jeff!)

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  • 0
  • February 3, 2011
Since LFA's launch control is programmed to maximize traction while minimizing wheel spin through clutch modulation and also ignition timing, it will enable LFA to get off the line much faster. It will be around 3.2 - 3.3 seconds.
  • G
  • February 3, 2011
I wonder if lexus will ever publish official sprint times with launch control being used?
  • 0
  • February 3, 2011
Yeah, I hope there is some demo published with data from video VBOX. Another thing is, LFA stock does not come with super-slick tires like many other supercars do, which puts it at a HUGE disadvantage. I have resented Lexus' decision to use Potenza tires rather than very well known super-slick tires like Pirelli P Zero Corsa, Michelin Pilot Super Sport or the one that Nissan GTR comes with (Dunlop SP 600 DSST). All of these tires have far more dry grip than LFA's Potenza tires. The best guess I can give (considering LFA traps at 125 - 126 mph in the 1/4 mile) would be 0 - 60 mph in 3.2 seconds and 1/4 mile in 11.1 secs@127 mph.
  • J
  • February 3, 2011
Oh I wish I had the money for this. Hopefully I can make a killing in the next 3-4 years to get a used one, if anyone plans on selling it.
  • E
  • February 4, 2011
Hey Krew, see if you can find out more on what this is all about. My guess is couple of the Japanese LFA buyers enjoying their cars.
  • S
  • February 4, 2011
I feel the video doesn't represent the numbers well. At one point the car does 120km/h in first gear and the sound of the engine also doesn't match the RPM shown. I'd still like to see a real life video of the whole launch control process and real 1/4 mile time.
  • C
  • April 17, 2012
These things are awesome. Considering buying one from