The Japanese luxury automaker Lexus will unveil the new LF-A super car this October at the Tokyo Motor Show and will start appearing in showrooms around the world shortly after. The first every Toyota designed super car will be limited to only 500 units, priced at around $400,000 each.
Lexus began working on the L-Finesse design language back in 2003 with the LF-X concept crossover. Since then, the 200 MPH LF-A has been taking shape at auto shows starting in 2005 and test mules have been spotted on real world racetracks since 2007, more recently the super Toyota has made its way into the virtual realm . Over the past two years, preproduction versions of the LF-A have been competing in endurance races at the Nürburgring .
When it finally arrives in showrooms, the production LF-A will be built around a carbon fiber tub and feature other high tech hardware like carbon ceramic brake rotors hidden away underneath a set of 20 inch wheels wrapped in high speed rubber. The production version will be powered by a 5.0 Liter V10 engine that will send 550 HP from the car’s nose to the rear wheels via a 6 speed semi-automatic transmission, geared so that Toyota’s future super car will be able to hit a top speed of over 218 MPH.