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2012 Lexus LFA Dyno Results Revealed: Video

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We’ve seen plenty of dyno runs before, most recently for the Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911 Turbo and Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 supercar, however, there’s some very unnerving when the test involves a brand new $375,000 supercar called the Lexus LFA.

We know all the official stats for its sonorous 4.8-liter V-10 engine: 552 horsepower at a lofty 8,700 rpm and 354 pound-feet of torque at 6,800 rpm. But how does that compare in the real world.

Thankfully, the guys over at Inside Line were given the keys to a new 2012 Lexus LFA for a week and one of the first things they did was put it up on a dyno.

Remember, dyno results state the output being delivered at the wheels, not at the crankshaft, so figures are traditionally lower than that of the quoted engine stats. Of course, automakers have in the past understated figures in order to make their cars seem all the more ‘special’.

Hit the video below to see how the LFA compares. And for full details on the Lexus supercar, click here.

[Inside Line]

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  1. What's the difference between output delivered at the wheels than to the crankshaft?
     
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  2. Crankshaft horsepower is measured with only the accessories needed for the engine to run, and is measured at the flywheel. Wheel horsepower is measured at the drive wheels, with the engine installed in the vehicle and all accessories in place.

    Hope that helps Dan
     
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