• 30
UPDATE: We've got live pics accessible in the gallery below.

click above for more images of the Lexus LF-A Convertible

Motive dropped Lexus' bomb on the unsuspecting masses a few minutes ago, showing the roadster version of the LF-A premium sports car concept. The high-po roadster is made up of carbon fiber and aluminum, supposedly maintaining a high amount of structural rigidity even without its roof.

Pulling both design and (assumed) engineering from the LF-A coupe, the roadster will be packing approximately 5.0-liters in its front-mounted V10, sending over 500 hp down to a transmission fitted between towards the back for optimal weight balance.

We'll have more from the show floor when the LF-A takes the stage, but in the meantime, check the gallery of images below.

UPDATE:
Lexus releases 60 high-res images of the LF-A Roadster, but no additional information. The only new thing we know is that the car features a retractable rear spoiler.

[Source: Motive]





I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 30 Comments
      • 7 Years Ago
      I don't think it's ugly at all, it's sharp, stylish and racy.

      When I see the price, then I'll think it's ugly.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Imagine the 'ugly' price if the Japanese government didn't tie the Yen and the Dollar at the hip.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Actually the yen-to-dollar ration has been pretty even in the last year, and has been hovering around ~110 yen/$ (108 today). If anything, the yen-to-dollar conversion makes the Lexus look negative rather then positive due to the dollar becoming increasingly weak and imports more expensive.

        All this however has less to do with Toyota then a certain American politician.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Time to call the "whaaa-bulance".

        I'm not going to lie. I think this car looks badass.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If I didn't know better I'll think it's a new Honda S2000
      • 7 Years Ago
      truly miles abroad from US, I do really fancy this car its darn limousine and attractive, its like shimmering eyes on sea n wish to own one someday.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Did anyone notice the 9000 rpm redline?
      Looks nice too...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Am I the only one who is reminded of a lambo by that thing's rear end?
      • 7 Years Ago
      It may look OK, but honestly, the look (and idea of a Lexus supercar) is starting to bore me. When did the first LF-A concept car come out? 2005? I realize Toyota wants to get this right the first time, but it is simply just getting stale.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow! I really like that, great looking car.
      • 7 Years Ago
      you can see second test at the ring (with mule) here :

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShrOWznZbns

      best time lap: 7:24
      • 7 Years Ago
      I doubt I've ever seen anything this ugly before.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think the styling has gone a step backward. The coupe is sleek and extremely sexy, whereas the roadster looks a little dumpy and bloated in comparison. I mean, just look at the front end differences:

      Roadster: http://www.autoblog.com/photos/lexus-lf-a-roadster-live/579342/

      Coupe: http://www.autoblog.com/photos/lexus-lf-a-concept/127861/

      Why can't they just leave the prototypes alone? I'm sure screwing around with the lights doesn't make a whit of difference from a technical standpoint
      • 7 Years Ago
      +1
      • 7 Years Ago
      It's ugly seems like they half ass this.

      The console is dead center it should be angle toward the driver. They did not put much thought into this especially the interior (we'll just slap on fancy material and not think ergonomic).

      All the weird scoops are just weird is it for better brake cooling? Or is it for downforce? I'm guessing the diffusers look too ricey so they went with the scoops?

      Anyway, seems to me, they're trying to make it look sporty and yet classy at the same time. It's like a mixed bag of ooo bad ass but yet we need to maintain the image of high status and they ended up with this crap. They compromise on the performance (aero for brute power v10) for style. Unless this car have amazing drag coefficient and those scoops have a purpose, this car is a poser for rich people.
    • Load More Comments