For a few years now what most expected to be the rebirth of the Toyota Supra, a turbocharged sports car from Japan that was overbuilt and able to compete with the best that the world had to offer, they have even been known to race motorcycles and win. So once we knew that the Japanese automaker was going to once again build a proper sports car, the question then became, what will it be called?
For a while we thought that the future super car from Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus would be called the LF-A . Well the automaker has just come out with a new surprise, the LF-A will now be known as the LF-L to signify the endurance racer’s scheduled appearance at Le Mans next year. Although before we see it in production race trim , the production car is expected to make its world debut this October at the Tokyo Motor Show.
The good news is that nothing is changed under the hood, the LF-L will use a 4.8L “1LR-GEU” V10 engine with a rear mounted transaxle that includes a sequential six-speed gearbox. The Lexus LF-L will be offered with ASG (Automated Sequential Gearbox) that will have four modes, Auto, Normal, Sport and Wet; the cog swapper will be capable of making shifts via Formula 1 style paddles in 0.2 seconds when in Sport mode.