Road Tests Real world tests of Lexus LFA vs F12berlinetta

0-60mph

Lexus LFA
3.6 s
According to Ferrari, the F12berlinetta can sprint from zero to 62 mph in 3.1 seconds.
F12berlinetta | by cars.com (Feb, 2013)

Top speed

Lexus LFA
201 mph
F12berlinetta
211 mph
In fact, the F12 has no overdrive, and it reaches its 211-mph top speed in seventh gear.
F12berlinetta | by AutomobileMag

0-100mph

According to Ferrari, it provides the FF with an incredible 730 horsepower at 8000 rpm, along with 508 lb-ft of torque at 6000 rpm.
F12berlinetta | by MotorTrend

1/4 mile

Lexus LFA
11.6 s
F12berlinetta
10.6 s
We estimate that 60 mph will be a mere 3.1 seconds away, with the quarter-mile a trifling thing accomplished in 11.1.
F12berlinetta | by Car and Driver (Jul, 2012)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Side view of Lexus LFA

Reasons to consider the
Lexus LFA

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Slightly more expensive sticker price $376k vs $330k Around 15% more expensive harder to own
Higher redline 9,000 RPM vs 8,700 RPM Around 5% more revs
Side view of Ferrari F12berlinetta

Reasons to consider the
Ferrari F12berlinetta

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Faster in the quarter mile 10.6 s vs 11.6 s Around 10% faster at the drag strip
More powerful engine 731 HP @ 8,250 RPM vs 553 HP @ 8,700 RPM More than 30% stronger engine
More torque 508 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM vs 355 ft-lb @ 6,800 RPM Around 45% stronger engine from a stand-still; more acceleration power
Faster to 60mph 3.1 s vs 3.6 s Around 15% faster to 60mph
Faster top speed 211 mph vs 201 mph 10 more mph; leaves lesser cars in the dust on the straights
Bigger engine 6,262 cc vs 4,800 cc More than 30% bigger engine
Faster to 200kph 8.5 s vs 11.4 s More than 25% faster to 200kph

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Lexus LFA  vs
F12berlinetta 
Brand Lexus Ferrari
Price 375,875 330,000
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2010 2013
City mileage 15 MPG 12 MPG
Highway mileage 21 MPG 16 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 6.4 lb/hp 4.92 lb/hp
Maximum hp 553 HP @ 8,700 RPM 731 HP @ 8,250 RPM
Maximum torque 355 ft-lb @ 6,800 RPM 508 ft-lb @ 6,000 RPM
Max RPM 9,000 RPM 8,700 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Weight distribution 48%/52% 46%/54%
Steering system Rack and pinion Unknown

engine

Displacement 4,800 cc 6,262 cc
Cylinders V10 V12
Air compressor None None
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 12:1 13.5:1
Bore/stroke 3.46 in / 3.11 in 3.7 in / 2.96 in
Valvetrain DOHC DOHC

road tests

Lexus LFA  vs
F12berlinetta 
Top speed 201 mph 211 mph
1/4 mile 11.6 s 10.6 s
0-60mph 3.6 s 3.1 s
0-100mph 7.8 s 6 s
0-200kph 11.4 s 8.5 s
Drag coefficient 0.31 0.3

transmission

Drivetrain RWD w/Torsen LSD, TC, VSC 2WD
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 7
Gear ratios
1: 3.23:1
2: 2.19:1
3: 1.61:1
4: 1.23:1
5: 0.97:1
6: 0.8:1
7: 0.69:1
Axle ratio 3.42:1 4.38:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc 15.71 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Disc 14.21 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 508/? 241 255/35 20
Rear wheels 508/? 292 508/? 292

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,540 lb 3,593 lb
Width 74.6 in 76.3 in
Height 48 in 47.8 in
Length 177.4 in 178.2 in
Front track width 62.2 in 65.8 in
Wheelbase 63.2 in 104.3 in
Lexus LFA
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