• Sep 18, 2009
Looks like the Lexus LF-A (LF-L?) might be closer to production than we had thought. The gang at NextAutos just posted spy pics of a very production-ready-looking white LF-A doing some more hotlapping at the Nordschleife.
Although this ages-in-the-making supercar has been trotted out at several auto shows and twice been raced in the 24 hour endurance race 'round the 'Ring, it wasn't until recently that Toyota President Akio Toyoda confirmed it for production and even stated that it will be sold in the good ole U.S. of A.

Rumors have suggested that the car might go on sale in the UK as early as October with a price tag around £250,000. At that price we might have to settle for piloting this 550-hp, V10 beast virtually in Need for Speed SHIFT. Until then, click over to NextAutos.com for a full gallery.

[Source: NextAutos.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I've hated this thing all along, but I must says it's looking better.

      "If it's all WHITE, it's all RIGHT"
        JDM Life
        • 5 Years Ago
        White = Wrong.


        Anywho cars looks beyond sexy...and its has Camo on.....


        Great Lexus.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow. This actually looks really nice. It also looks near-production.
      I'm glad Lexus is really serious about this thing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Lexus LF-A will be a big step for Lexus/Toyota. I think the car will be pretty serious as well. I think the look is very aggressive and as far as performance goes the LF-A will compete with the best car out there ( not a vette or gtr beater ) It will be an Exotic -- I hope the car becomes very successful. They work very hard as a company.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Guys not yet. This is covered with camo. I don't think it looks like this. It'll be much better and smoother. I'm sure u guys will be surprise by lexus
      • 5 Years Ago
      Damn it, I want a Supra!
        • 5 Years Ago
        And I want an SC400!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This will blow the Corvette and Viper out of the water, and have an interior that isn't complete crap to boot.

      Detroit will lose yet ANOTHER market....how long until they lose trucks, too?
        • 5 Years Ago
        shhhhhhh I don't even think it will touch a Nissan GT-R which promoted Acura to rethink their "NSX" and pretty certain is why Lexus has been postponing the LF-A for such a long time....
        • 5 Years Ago
        I don't get any of this "it won't touch" talk.

        Delaying means they might be fine-tuning their modifications so that it definitely beats the cars in question.

        The cars mentioned are definitely better value, but nothing is untouchable. Cars are made of parts.

        I'm not saying it will be faster, just that we don't know much.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Audi_arena,

        You win the dumbass fanboy comment of the day award.

        If you don't like Toyota that's fine, but you're just trolling.

        Some people don't give a crap if its German or Japanese. Doesn't matter how long it takes them, or what company it comes from, or what continent, so long as the end product is a good car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This car pretty much sums up why I consider Japenese sports cars to be a joke: They have been developing it for YEARS on the Nurburgring, yet it has gotten its ass handed to it by a bunch of VW hatchbacks every time it competes.

        Dumbass fanboys may like it, but men who appreciate a real commitment to engineering and craftmanship will see it for what it really is: A big company with a lot of money and not a clue.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "This will blow the Corvette and Viper out of the water"

        By that rationale, it will also "blow" away Ferraris and Lambos ?

        I promise you it will not touch the ZR1. Why else did they postpone its launch date ?
        • 5 Years Ago
        well - for roughly $400k USD, based on the price quoted in the article, I would damn well hope it outperforms both, fanboi.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Who'd have thought a 550 hp V10 "supercar" could look so boring.

      You lost me Lexus. This was your saving grace and you lost me. It looks like a amateur kit car from the late eighties.. LAME.

      Not to mention it's priced into irrelevance.
      I could make a 600 hp supercar too, but it will cost you $500 million.

      Lexus has lost it's way. It's trying to be too much. GM case of keeping Buick as soft luxury and Cadillac as sporty luxury is making more and more sense.
        JDM Life
        • 5 Years Ago
        "boring."



        This is anything BUT boring troll.


        The only thing boring here is YOU.

        Did you check your comment rating? Thats how wrong you are.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Except for that whole "switching Buick and Cadillac around every few years" thing. I swear about ever seven years the brand that is "sports luxury" is switched to being "soft luxury", then in about another seven years Buick and Caddy switch positions AGAIN.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Boring? Can you say "bandwagon"?
      • 5 Years Ago
      So this Lexus LF-A the same color as the groupies.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Leclerc:
        No, definitely not.

        Maybe I'm being a bit unfair to this particular car because, really, I'm ranting at Japanese styling in general as of late. Mazda is getting crazy with their smiley faces, Honda has large lumpy-assed crossovers, their luxury cars have beaks, and Lexus bombed with their new concept hatch. I love that they feel they can let loose from some of their very traditional/boring ways, but it's like they all turned the crazy dial from a 2ish to 11. Take it back a few notches!
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Big Buck... uhhh, what?? What does an Escalade with spinners have to do with stereotyping. FYI , I am African American. Next nugget of wisdom?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Maybe you prefer an Escalade with spinners?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I swear to god the Japanese have lost their minds. This car just makes no sense to me. It's style is that of a 3 year old with the attention span of a goldfish. It's like they listened directly to all the great Japanese after-market tuning companies and just threw all their suggestions right at it. Swoopy bits? Check. Pointy things? Check. Vents? In spades. Where is the message in all that junk? The cohesion of a well thought out statement is such a huge necessity on a car aiming as high as this.

        I really believe that they'll have produced an excellent machine. Fast with great engineering, no doubt. And I am extremely impressed by the bravery of Toyota to go for something so totally different. But, sometimes people need to listen to their gut a little more and stop themselves from being brash and stubborn. I mean, in theory it's a great idea...but in theory mating a narhwal and horse would have awesome results, too. Curiously, it'd would probably birth something looking similar to the LF-A.

        Sorry for the rant.=)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Leclerc are you sterotyping cause Im white and my bricks the same color as the groupies.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I don't know if this is a lame attempt at racism or you're just being a douche.

        Probably both.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Lexus LF-A Concept Photos: http://www.madwhips.com/lf-a-concept/
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      OMG.



      (drools all over keypad)



      Lexus was never a joke.




      Zr1, GTR and Viper better watch their back.....Lexus has then locked in and ready to kill. No to mention this car will be better built then all three.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sorry Rob, my response was directed at the Big Buck. Otherwise known as...never mind.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks like a ricer got a $20k high school graduation present so he ordered every fiberglass bolt-on bit he could find.
        JDM Life
        • 5 Years Ago
        People say the stupidest things when they dont like something.....


        • 5 Years Ago
        JDM, I believe it was you who called Clarkson ugly. Stupid is as stupid does.
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