Lexus to produce striking LFA Roadster

Lexus to produce striking LFA Roadster

The Lexus LFA coupe has established itself as one of the most coveted super cars in the world and with a production run of just 500 models this beast from the east is certainly exclusive. But when production of the LFA coupe finishes in 2013 an even rarer variant looks like it will built – the LFA Roadster.

According to recent reports in mid-2014 the LFA roadster is scheduled to debut with a price tag only the mega rich can afford. This is the first new news on the roadster since it was teased in a stunning concept version (pictured) back in 2008. Strangely, there is expected to be a one year gap between the end of LFA coupe production and the beginning of LFA roadster production.

The roadster will headline a whole gang of new or updated models Lexus plans to unleash in the coming years to help it fight key players like BMW and Mercedes-Benz in global markets.

Expect the LFA roadster to be powered by the same 4.8-litre V10 powerplant that’s currently used in the coupe. It’s good for 417kW of grunt and 480Nm of torque. The 2008 concept featured a speed adaptive rear wing, which may also be a feature of the production version.

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