The Lexus LFA ranks among the most efficient cars ever made thanks to a naturally aspirated, fast revving V10 and engineering from Yamaha. Although it is a much more common vehicle, the Audi R8 Spyder with V10 engine can also make a sound song. In this video we see how the pair behave in a drag race.
The Audi is the most powerful machine here. It’s the latest version where the 5.2-liter V10 develops 612 horsepower (456 kilowatts or 620 metric horsepower) and 428 pound-feet (580 Newton-meters) of torque. It can take the Spyder to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in 3.2 seconds.
In comparison, the LFA has a 4.8-liter V10 producing 553 hp (412 kW or 560 hp) and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm). Although less powerful than the Audi, the Lexus has lower weight to help even the chances of winning the drag race. The automaker produced just 500 units of the LFA from 2010 to 2012.
The drag race begins with a surprise. When the flag falls, the LFA takes precedence over the Audi, which is a surprise since the R8 is all-wheel drive compared to the rear-drive layout of the Lexus.
The R8 then begins to fire at the LFA. About halfway, he’s in the lead. When the pair cross the finish line, the Audi is about a car’s length ahead.
While not a win, the LFA’s performance deserves at least a hint of direction. Its engineering dates back about a decade. With age in mind, the Lexus does a very good job against the more modern Audi.