550hp Lexus LF-A coming later this year

550hp Lexus LF-A coming later this year

Lexus LF-A racer fq

There have been recent reports about the demise of the LF-A but apparently Lexus’ long-awaited supercar is due to be revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show this October.

Toyota insiders reported that the LF-A’s delay was due to a series of engineering modifications to boost the supercar’s top speed. Initially, the LF-A topped out at 320 kph, too slow considering the supercar’s competition, so after some tweaking with the engine and bodywork, the upgraded coupe is expected to hit 350 kph or beyond.

In addition to the revised top speed, the R&D team’s exterior mods will be obvious when the wraps come off in Tokyo, with a new fascia, headlight design and revised back end. Underneath the long bonnet lies a revised version of Lexus’ new V10, with a 4.8-liter displacement it will send all 550 hp through a six-speed semi-automatic gearbox.

Production of the LF-A will be restricted to 500 vehicles, and that will supposedly include an even higher performance version equipped with wider body panels, track-spec suspension and aerodynamic components taken from the Nurburgring racer (pictured).

Pricing is still rumored to be somewhere in the $200,000 USD range, and if the LF-A is revealed in Tokyo it may be on sale as early as 2010.

Lexus LF-A racer fq

There have been recent reports about the demise of the LF-A but apparently Lexus’ long-awaited supercar is due to be revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show this October.

Toyota insiders reported that the LF-A’s delay was due to a series of engineering modifications to boost the supercar’s top speed. Initially, the LF-A topped out at 320 kph, too slow considering the supercar’s competition, so after some tweaking with the engine and bodywork, the upgraded coupe is expected to hit 350 kph or beyond.

In addition to the revised top speed, the R&D team’s exterior mods will be obvious when the wraps come off in Tokyo, with a new fascia, headlight design and revised back end. Underneath the long bonnet lies a revised version of Lexus’ new V10, with a 4.8-liter displacement it will send all 550 hp through a six-speed semi-automatic gearbox.

Production of the LF-A will be restricted to 500 vehicles, and that will supposedly include an even higher performance version equipped with wider body panels, track-spec suspension and aerodynamic components taken from the Nurburgring racer (pictured).

Pricing is still rumored to be somewhere in the $200,000 USD range, and if the LF-A is revealed in Tokyo it may be on sale as early as 2010.

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