Car companies rarely pit their own products against each other unless they’re a bike and a car, like recent BMW shootout featuring the M3 and the S1000RR. But Lexus has done just that – they’ve put the Lexus LFA supercar alongside their sole F-model, the Lexus IS-F on a track in Bruntingthorpe, UK.

Say what you want about the other Lexus vehicles… but just hear that Lexus LFA roar! One of the best recorded engine and exhaust tones around – I wish I could hear one go bonkers against the redline in real life!

Just as a recap – the Lexus IS-F is a monster IS with a 5.0 litre V8 engine producing 423 PS at 6,600 rpm with a 6,800 rpm redline, and 503 Nm of torque at 5,200 rpm. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox.

The LFA on the other hand is powered by a high-revving 4.8 litre V10, making a peak power of 560 PS at 8,700 rpm and 480 Nm of torque at 6,800 rpm, of which 90% is available from 3,700 rpm. This V10 is mated to a 6-speed automated manual transmission. Apparently Lexus tried a dual clutch box out but decided shifts were too smooth and did not give an ’emotional’ feeling.

Both the IS-F and the LFA’s engines had some help from Yamaha.

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