Lexus LF-A Concept
|Body Style|| 2-door, 2-seat Front-mid-engine, rear-mid-transaxle Coupe|
2-door, 2-seat Front-mid-engine, rear-mid-transaxle Roadster
|Length||173 inches / 4400 mm|
|Width||73 inches / 1860 mm|
|Height||48 inches / 1220 mm|
|Wheelbase||103 inches / 2580 mm|
|Transmission||SMT (sequential manual transmission)|
|Engine||below 5.0 litre V10 or V8 hybrid|
|Power||More than 500 hp|
The LF-A is a 2-door concept car Toyota produced under the Lexus brand and part of the Lexus LF series of concepts. The LF-A's 5-liter (or smaller) engine produces at least 500-horsepower (373 kW), propelling it to a top speed of approximately 200 miles per hour (322 km/h). It débuted at the 2005 North American International Auto Show.
Toyota has given the LF-A concept car the green-light for production. Prototypes of the LF-A have been spotted being tested at the Nürburgring, and the production vehicles are expected to carry V10 engines, putting the car in competition with the Lamborghini Gallardo and Porsche Carrera GT. Pricing is expected to exceed $100,000.
In 2007, Lexus GB director Steve Settle confirmed that both a V10 and hybrid version of the LF-A would be produced. The hybrid version, combining a petrol engine with electric motors, would likely feature a V8 powertrain similar to that designed for the Lexus LS 600h L.
LF-A I (2005)
The first LF-A premiered in 2005, and featured a 'capsule' shaped design, rounded-rectangle headlights, and a plunging noseline. This was the original version of the LF-A concept, then billed as a 'speculative' model for Lexus.
At the '06 LA Auto Show.
LF-A II (2007)
The second LF-A premiered two years after the first, in 2007, alongside the IS-F. This restyled version of the LF-A was said to be 'much closer to a production' model, and was a prospective member of the Lexus F-Sport lineup. The second version of the LF-A had more rounded contours, and restyled front end, side panels, and rear deckline.
LF-A Roadster (2008)
A convertible version of the LF-A premiered in January 2008 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The latest version of the LF-A concept featured a further refined styling treatment evolved from the LF-A II model, and added a speed adaptive retractable rear wing. The LF-A Roadster featured a V10 engine with over 500 hp and a top speed of over 200 mph. 
- Overall Length: 175.6
- Overall Width: 74.6
- Overall Height: 48.0
- Wheelbase: 102.6
- "Detroit Auto Show: Lexus LF-A", an Autoblog entry
- "Lexus confirms 500hp V10 for LF-A", a Leftlane News entry
Hybrid: RX 400h
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