- Oct 13, 2006
Spy Shots: Lexus LF-A
Overall, the design has gotten considerably more butch, regardless of the Cessna-sized wing hanging out on the rear end. The front end exchanged its feminine eyes for a more tautly drawn headlamp arrangement, along with larger inlets for air. The increase in oxygen-providing bodywork extends beyond the fascia, to behind the doors, with larger, more upright ducts that will shovel air into what's assumed to be a mid-mounted V10, producing 500+ HP.
The rear end has grown in a way that only an ass-man could love, with the rear bumper protruding up and out, when compared to the concept it's based off. Thankfully, the tri-tip, center-mounted exhaust carries over from its show stand sibling.
As Car & Driver points out, it's all speculation at the moment -- much like the aforementioned power plant -- but that won't stop them from assuming that the LF-A will get an eight-speed manumatic, carry a price tag of over $100k and be available in 2008.
Click either photo for several great shots of the Lexus in motion.
[Source: Car & Driver]