- Feb 16, 2011
- Aisin AI develops Transmission and Gear for LEXUS LFA
Aichi, Japan - Aisin AI Co., Ltd. (President: Kazumichi Sugiura; Headquarters: Nishio, Aichi) has announced that it has developed high torque capacity 6-speed transmission for RWD SA6 and front counter gear* FA1 that are installed on the LEXUS LFA, known as a premium sports vehicle manufactured by Toyota Motor Corporation.
In addition to the realizing the highest torque capacity (480Nm+) in our existing models, SA6 and FA1 brings considerable lightweight toward torque comparing to our usual product. Placing in the rear position of an automobile, which is called, Rear Transaxle Layout, realizes weight distribution 48:52, which sustains the high-level agility of LFA. Also, with adopting multi-corn synchronizer ring made of iron and carbon in the shift mechanism, SA6 achieved high strength and capacity and contribute to the improvement of shift performance.
We will make full use of strength of the manual transmission's specialist and make a proposal the most suitable product for customers in our wide-range lineup.
*Front Counter Gear; reduces revolution of the engine and acquire torque in proportion to reduction ratio.