New Lexus LF-A concept unveiled in Detroit

Do you really need another supercar? Yeah? Then read on….as Lexus LF-A aims to explore the outer limits of sports car performance. The LF-A sports-car concept was originally shown at the 2005 NAIAS to express a bold new direction in styling for the Lexus brand. The goals for the new LF-A are no different than they were with the original concept: To build a supercar with world-class performance that is uniquely Lexus. The running gear of the LF-A is just as it was with the original, powered by a high-revving 500-plus horsepower V10 engine. More images after the jump…

Its front mid-engine placement, along with a rear-mounted transaxle and rear-mounted radiators, allows for ideal weight distribution, according to the company. The horsepower, improved aerodynamics, and revised styling makes a top speed of 200 mph possible. This latest iteration is expected to be very close to the production car, expected to arrive in late 2008 as a 2009 model.

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