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Lexus and Tumi Partner to Create Premiere Custom Luggage for 2012 LFA SupercarLeading International Travel, Business and Lifestyle Brand Designs Specialty Pieces for World-Class Lexus Model
NEW YORK – Aug. 12, 2010 – Tumi today announced its partnership wîth Lexus to create a premium line of travel cases customized to complement the look and feel of the 2012 LFA supercar. The dynamic style of the LFA requires a special design of Tumi luggage which will accompany the car in select markets, including the ÚS and Europe. The vehicle identification number (VIN) corresponding wîth the owner's LFA will also be inscribed on each bag to complete the exclusive experience.
Lexus approached Tumi knowing the brand's expertise in travel, business and lifestyle would satisfy its consumers' discerning taste. 'Like Lexus, Tumi has exceptional brand heritage in performance and function, and the highest level of excellence in design,' said Jerome Griffith, president and chief executive officer for Tumi. 'We are excited about the partnership wîth Lexus because it will further communicate Tumi's reputation for outstanding quality and craftsmanship.'
The unique line of Tumi cases for the LFA supercar has a hybrid construction, and is styled using components that are directly related to the appearance of the car. Never before have a hard shell, aluminum and carbon fiber-like material, been used in this manner to execute special cases. The custom sizes enable the pieces to be easily packed and lifted from the cargo area. Each case is designed wîth a distinct purpose. The smaller 'concourse' piece is proportioned to fit the essentials for track racing, including gloves and shoes, or items for a quick getaway. The larger 'coastal' case is for longer trips when a change of clothes is required. Each piece has an asymmetrical retractable handle and shoulder strap as well as non-skid feet, which hold the luggage in place while the car is in motion.
'The LFA's unparalleled, hand-built quality dovetails wîth Tumi's dedication to creating excellence,' said Dave Nordstrom, Lexus vice president of marketing. 'The custom luggage enhances the LFA experience and demonstrates Lexus' dedication to making each encounter wîth the brand memorable.'
Initial deliveries of the Lexus LFA will begin in January 2011. LFA production is limited to 500 units worldwide, each being hand-assembled, wîth approximately 20 scheduled for production each month. For more information visit www.Lexus-LFA.com.Source - Lexus
Lexus Announces Price of All-New LFA SupercarTORRANCE, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2010) – Lexus today announced the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $375,000 for the all-new 2012 LFA supercar. The MSRP does not include a delivery, processing and handling fee.
LFA, the flagship for the F portfolio of Lexus performance models is the fastest Lexus production car ever built and delivers world-class design, performance, and cutting-edge technology. The LFA is only available as a two-year lease wîth the intent to purchase. Only 500 LFA will be built worldwide.
'The LFA has more passion and character than any Lexus built and we're excited that we're finally able to give Ú.S. customers official pricing,' said Mark Templin, Lexus group vice president and general manager.
All LFAs will be hand-built to customer specifications and production will begin December 2010. Customers will be able to choose from three-configurations included in the base MSRP:
Configuration 1 – Leather or Alcantara®-trimmed seats.
Configuration 2 – Leather or Alcantara-trimmed seats, Lexus Navigation System and Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound system.
Configuration 3 – Leather or Alcantara-trimmed seats, Lexus Navigation System, Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound system, and Lexus Enform™ wîth Safety Connect™.
Customers will be able to customize the LFA wîth 30 exterior colors, six brake caliper colors, and 12 interior colors. Some choices carry an additional cost.
The Lexus LFA is exclusively powered by a sophisticated new high-revving 4.8-liter V10 engine that generates 552 horsepower at 8,700 rpm and 354 lb.-ft. of peak torque at 6,800 rpm. The engine is mated to a unique six-speed Automated Sequential Gearbox (ASG) wîth paddle shifters that enables ultra-quick gear shifts (0.2 seconds) wîth four driving modes – AÚTO, SPORT, NORMAL and WET for exceptional versatility.
Lexus' supercar accelerates from 0 to 60 in 3.6 seconds and achieves a maximum speed of 202 mph thanks to an independently controlled throttle body for each cylinder, high-volume 12-hole injectors, dual Variable Valve Timing wîth intelligence (VVT-i), low-friction engine components, and equal length exhaust manifolds.
Lightweight, powerful and balanced, the LFA features advanced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) construction for its chassis and bodywork to deliver a light, incredibly strong and impact-resistant structure. To help provide superior handling and braking and traction control the LFA features track-tuned lightweight aluminum alloy suspension components; six-piston front and four-piston rear calipers to grip the Carbon Ceramic Material (CCM) brake rotors; and a specially calibrated Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) system.
The low-slung LFA exudes supercar styling wîth Lexus design philosophy in one cohesive form. Its clean, muscular and athletic design is complemented by extraordinary aerodynamics for optimal drivetrain cooling and superb high-speed handling. Its incredible exhaust note is possible by the multi-stage exhaust system that exits through a stacked trio of exhaust outlets. The LFA's exterior styling is further enhanced wîth BBS® 20-inch forged-aluminum 10-spoke wheels available in three different finishes.
'After years of development, Lexus is able to offer driving enthusiasts an exciting and exclusive combination of performance and luxury in a sleek supercar package. It's thrilling to know that in about a year, you just might see one driving down the street,' said Templin.Source - Lexus
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