• Oct 8, 2009
The Lexus LF-A supercar has been a long time coming and Toyota has finally confirmed (in an ambiguous press release) that the production version is headed to the Tokyo Motor Show next month. The LF-A (or LF-L) is a lock for production and rumors have the Japanese supercar going on sale in the UK as early as this month. Lending more credence to its imminent arrival: a new video of the LF-A leaving a gas station outside the Nurburgring.
Joining a pre-production camo-clad mule is a white LF-A cloaked in a minimal amount of detail obscuring taping, and as the near production version heads out slowly from the lot, the lucky driver quickly gets on the go pedal, with the rev-happy 550 hp V10 powerplant letting out a series of F1-style cries. It's definitely worth your time, especially if you've got the speakers to appreciate the sound of Toyota's first exotic powertrain. Make the jump to check out the video and Toyota's release.



[Source: YouTube]



PRESS RELEASE

LEXUS TO DISPLAY TWO-SEAT SUPERCAR AND LF-Ch AT TOKYO SHOW


Highlights of the Lexus stand at the forthcoming Tokyo Motor Show (October 24 to November 4) will be the announcement of a revolutionary supercar and the LF-Ch concept, a compact-premium hybrid vehicle.

Two-seat supercar (World Reveal)

This concept vehicle epitomises the purest form of driving exhilaration and performance. Details of the car will be announced at the Lexus press briefing in Tokyo on October 21.

LF-Ch (Japan debut – previously seen at Frankfurt Show)

This stylish premium concept vehicle combines dynamic performance with very low emissions.
  • Compact five-door package
  • Equipped with Lexus Hybrid Drive for superior environmental and driving performance
  • Dimensions: Length: 4,300mm, Width: 1,790mm, Height: 1,400mm
  • Wheelbase: 2,600mm
  • Tyre size: Front: 225/35R20, Rear: 225/35R20
Lexus defines itself as the 21st century benchmark for forward thinking automotive luxury and is pleased to be introducing exciting products that engage the senses yet are in balance with our planet's needs for sustainability.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope Honda's watching this and crying.
      • 5 Years Ago
      first the FT-86 and now this...Toyota, I must say I like what i'm seeing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good job,Toyota.
      • 5 Years Ago
      car looks weird
        • 5 Years Ago
        This car contains more F1 technology than any other new car on the market and should be seen as a direct Ferrari competitor. A full carbon-fibre monocoque is extraordinarily exotic. V10 engine technology design will come straight out of the Toyota F1 factory in Cologne (the head of engine design - Luca Marmorini - was an ex-Ferrari dude (in fact, he's just gone back there last week!!)). Semi-auto clutchless gearbox ditto.

        What I can't understand is how Toyota can sell this car at this price and actually make any money at all on a 500 car production run. Each monocoque has to be individually baked in a giant autoclave making it awesomely expensive. If you compare with the million euro + Bugatti Veyron or the McLaren F1, the Lexus LF-A is being sold at an absolute gift of a price (rumoured around $400-500K US).
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am looking forward to seeing all the details of this car at the Tokyo Auto Show.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sexy
        • 5 Years Ago
        Those tire sizes are for the LF-Ch..........
        • 5 Years Ago
        225/30/20...Call me crazy, but does anyone else think those tires are excessively narrow. especially for a car (even if it WAS awd) putting down over 500hp @ the crank. i mean, even my smaller/less powerful s2000 makes me want something larger than the 215/225 that come stock
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sent a nice tingle down my spine!
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      "the sound of Toyota's first exotic powertrain"





      Fckin awesome.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like the white
      JDM Life
      • 5 Years Ago
      Old Video.





      To all who doubted the LF-A.


      Zr1, Viper, GTR etc...... beware. Lexus is hungry
      • 5 Years Ago
      Finally, Toyota is starting to make exciting cars again! Can you believe it? First, a successor to the Hachiroku, and now this! Too bad the LF-A isn't midengined, and it doesn't have a clutch pedal either. Oh well, no one's perfect. Although Toyota would like you to believe otherwise.
      • 5 Years Ago
      wow that engine tone is Mint!!!! sounds so good. What gets me though is in the press release it says it has 225's all round. What kind of super car has 225 tyres. How the hell does a 500hp V10 hold traction on 225 tyres!
        • 5 Years Ago
        That is for the LF-Ch.............
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