Lexus Supercar Ready for Tokyo Motor Show

Lexus has finally approved a production version of the LF-A supercar which is going to be released at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show in October. According to a report by, the company will roll out the car in a limited series of 500 units, with 150 of them to feature right-hand drive systems. Australia is likely to receive around 10 units in about two years, the source said.

The car is going hit the market as a Ferrari rival and will be priced in between $250,000 and $500,000, obviously depending on options and configurations.

Details are still sketchy on the upcoming model, with various media reports claiming the car will be probably powered by a 4.8-liter V10 engine. According to, this powerplant would generate around 410 kW (550 horsepower) and will be mated to a six-speed twin-clutch transmission. This could help the car reach a maximum speed of 350 km/h.

The Supercar might also feature 6-piston brake calipers with carbon ceramic brake rotors and titanium mufflers, if the report of Inside Line proves to be true. Some websites are also hinting that a 370 kW (496 hp) engine is the one most likely to join the range but, once again, official specs are yet to be released.

As we said, the car is going to be revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show, with Lexus planning to officially launch it in Japan in late 2010. Official specifications are expected to surface in the next few months as we're getting closer to the grand opening of the Tokyo Show.
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