Back in September of 2011, word came out that Lexus was officially axing the LF-A Roadster out of fear that economic instability in a lot of markets around the world would hamper the supercar’s power to sell.
So imagine our surprise when a video from the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon popped up on the Internet and there it was in all its pristine glory: the Lexus LF-A Roadster.
The car, which made a surprise appearance at the D1GP Kick Off Drift event that took place just outside the venue where the Tokyo Auto Salon was being held, quickly caught the eye of a lot of people, some of whom were wondering whether Lexus changed their minds one more time.
Then again, we’re well aware that this LF-A Roadster could just be a one-off custom job from one of its owners. But seeing what a drop-top version of the Lexus supercar could look like has us pining to see the roadster program get kick-started again.
Check out the video at the 48-second mark to see the LF-A Roadster burn some rubber on a drift track at the 2012 TAS.
gallery: Lexus LF-A
gallery: Lexus LF-A Roadster