Lexus to Launch 2-Seat Sports Car in Tokyo

Lexus will attend the Tokyo Motor Show earlier this month and will display a two-seat performance car. Details are still unknown for the time being as the Japanese manufacturer struggles to keep things secret and reveal all details at the show. According to a report by Autonews, the car might be a near-production version of the LF-A, a model that has been teased for several years.

Some sources are hinting the car will be powered by a 4.8-liter V10 engine that would generate around 600 horsepower. Lexus will employ all kind of alternative and lightweight materials, in a move aimed at cutting weight and helping the car boast improved performance figures. Lightweight alloy wheels with five double-spokes will be offered as standard.

If we are to trust the current media reports, the LF-A will go on sale in October and will be offered with a price tag of 250,000 pounds (approximately $403,000). The company wants to build a limited series of 500 vehicles, with 20 units of the series will be especially designed for the United Kingdom. Every buyer will receive the purchased car at a private test track in Spain.

The LF-A is based on a concept displayed at the 2005 North American International Auto Show, with the production version to boast LED taillights, triangular-shaped exhaust system and other parts that will contribute to the aggressive stance on the road.

The car is currently undergoing several tests on the Nurburgring circuit in Germany, so a number of spyshots giving us a glimpse into how the model will look like are already available.
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