• Oct 20, 2009
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In less than six hours the wraps will officially come off the Lexus LF-A at the Tokyo Motor Show. And about 36 hours after that, we'll be piloting Lexus' first foray into supercardom on and around Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.

But in this day and age, any auto expo wouldn't be complete without one last leak in the final hours leading up to the show, and YouTube – along with the NAGTROC forums -- have delivered.

After the jump you'll find video of the production LF-A making its way around the Nurburgring GP course, along with a slew of still shots that show the Lexus 500+ hp supercoupe sans disguise. Although we've seen everything aft of the A-pillars before, the LF-A's nose is finally revealed – and opinions are split on the chosen headlamp and fascia design. Although we could do without the red-leather steering wheel, the rest of the interior receives high marks, particularly the animated, customizable central LCD display and massive tunnel running through the cabin. And if the video wasn't enough, NAGTROC forum member Adrey has snapped a few shots of the LF-A in Miami as it's being prepped for our big day this week. Expect our First Drive soon, and all the official details to drop in the next few hours. But in the meantime, check the video after the jump and the spy shots from Miami in the gallery below.



[Source: YouTube, NAGTROC]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      is this supposed to be a luxury ricer ? truly ugly, even for Toyota standards.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've been anxiously waiting to see the production LFA, but I feel a bit disappointed with the exterior design. Sure, it's not bland like everything else ToMoCo offers (except the IS line), but the exterior design doesn't flow with a consistent theme. It is as if they couldn't decide whether they wanted to go round or with sharp angles and, unfortunately, ended up with a bad mix of both.

      Although busy-looking, I am extremely pleased with the interior of this car. There is definitely a lot of technology to be found here. The seats and dash look great! I especially like the pedals.

      I can't wait to see the engine specs and performance numbers for this car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I totally agree. I don't think Toyota even knows what cohesive design is. None of the design elements on this car talk to each other. It's a hodge podge. I am wondering when Toyota will ever make an attractive car. I kinda like the FT-86 but surely they'll find a way to #@$% it up before production.
      • 5 Years Ago
      OH
      MAN
      now we're talking
      the most unlexus lexus ever made
        • 5 Years Ago
        yep'' they did it. we need more real pictures and more color choices to see.

        this car will be a killer.
      • 5 Years Ago
      this car has a lot of high expectations and with the time it took in development they better have some significant performance figure to justify the price beside just look pretty....
      HotRodzNKustoms
      • 5 Years Ago
      Definitely the best iteration of this car but if they are finally going to put it in production I have to ask if this is the wrong place, wrong time, wrong price, and if the competitors haven't already outclassed it (purely speculation).
      • 5 Years Ago
      Generally I like. However, the front looks too much like every other Toyota. In addition, the hood panel gap does not look like deliberate styling but a tolerance error.

      See if it beats the ZR-1...which I highly doubt. Yes, yes, yes, I know it had a better interior blah blah blah....
        • 5 Years Ago
        The ZR1 would beat half of the Ferarri lineup... Guess which cars I would still rather have?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Gimme in matte black! That one is sexyy!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hopefully all this performance to Toyota's super car are enough to distinguish it from, which I agree, the more established players from Italy and Germany. I do not know why Toyota has to give it to Lexus, I get they have the F-performance, but Toyota needs it more because they do not have a HALO car like Nissan has with the GT-R. I have read all the comments and have to agree with this blog and the other from another blogger: put a twin turbo inline-six, AWD and a price starting at $40,000-$80,000 and it will be a viable alternative to the GT-R. We will have to see what happens though. Again I cannot wait to see the first actual test of Lexus's super car and comparison tests against its Italian and Germany competitors, and of course a test against the GT-R.
      • 5 Years Ago
      OMG WOWZ MEZ WANTZ NOWZA!!!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hey, that steering wheel is just like my Logitech!
      • 5 Years Ago
      It looks great -- the video is amazing'' the sound is NASTYYY''' ( in a very good way )

      I can't wait until they post more pics'' Autoblog please keep us posted on this car''''''''


      great job Lexus'' I have to agree with a lots of the guys here -- we need to see the performance specs in order to like the car better.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Frickin' sweet. Now on to the ft-86 please :)

      Rich people shouldn't have ALL the fun.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Im with you bro'' Now we need our version. I hope the one they are talking about is in the mid 20's Lets see''

        Lexus LF-A -- love the video -- the dash is crazyyy'' u saw thattt
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