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2014 Lexus LF-A Roadster


When Lexus unveiled the LF-A Roadster concept at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show, everyone was hoping that the drop top version of the LF-A wouldn’t end there. Now, three years after the highlighted debut, the roadster model has finally been confirmed for production. Expect the Lexus LF-A Roadster to make its appearance in late 2014, only after all of the 500 coupes have been produced.

The design of the future drop top should remain parallel to that of the coupe with possible tweaking in the headlamps and a few other minor tricks. The biggest change will be the fabric soft top, waiting and willing to deliver a wind-in-your-hair experience. Under the hood, expect the same 4.8 liter V10 engine as found in the coupe version. This engine delivers a maximum output of 560 HP at 9,000 RPM and a peak torque of 354 lb-ft at 6,800 RPM. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph will still be made in under 4 seconds, while top speed will be kept in the 200 mph area. The only question remaining is if Lexus will also offer a Nurburgring package for the Roadster model.

UPDATE 09/21/2011: Despite the fact that everyone was waiting to see a roadster version of the LF-A supercar fairly soon, in a recent interview with British magazine, CAR, Lexus sources have confirmed that plans for a roadster model have been axed due to the economic uncertainty in markets around the world. Ouch!(CAR)

UPDATE 01/16/2012: We all know that Lexus axed the LF-A Roadster due to economic uncertainty in some markets, but then a Lexus LF-A Roadster made a surprise appearance at the D1GP Kick Off Drift event that took place just outside the 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon.

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 after the jump to see the LF-A Roadster burn some rubber on a drift track at the 2012 TAS.You can get to the tire thrashing at the 48-second mark.



22 comments:

I must say that this Lexus LF-A Roadster is my favorite among all convertible concept cars! smiley For me, it is already perfect, plus it had a quite impressive which add lots of appeal here in this car.

It’s a long wait for this Roadster before we could finally see this on the market! Anyway, it really had an impressive look, and platform, though I don’t think that the engine is quite good for it.

Nice concept very futuristic and very trendy red LF-A Roadster. Very stunning headlights, gray alloy wheel and bumper exterior.

One of the most irresistible convertible cars that I saw today. LF-A roadster seems so hot and amazing on the perfect details and designs that it had.

This car looks great. I like all parts of this car specially the exterior part of this car. The edge of bumper is great and the shape of the head lights. The interior part of this car is also great. I want to have this one some of a day smiley

What more can I say on this Roadster? Well, obviously that it is really a fabulous convertible car. The headlights of it gives lots of angst on its appearance, but the 560 HP at 9,000 RPM is I think too dangerous for this kind of car.

This one is great than the other Roadster car. I like edge of the bumper and the head light is like an eye close. Hehehe. This car has a strong angst than the other Roadster.

It has a very classy style and design, I can say that this car is almost perfect. All the angle looks so very strong even in the smallest material whom we used in this 014 Lexus LF-A Roadster. I can’t wait for the launching of this car.

I like the shape of head light of this car. The color is simple but the performance of this car is not simple. I want to watch the performance of this car in video. I will wait for the video performance of this car. smiley

I’m sure that this Lexus LF-A roadster is expensive one, I can say that it has a very strong angst which reflects to the personality of this one. I really love the color adding the convertible type. It Such a nice car ever.

The headlights give the angst on this car, and I love the sporty appearance of this LF-A Roadster. The side rims are cool. I just wish that they will soon announce the debut of this one.

Roadster really had an impressive looks and style, and I also noticed that it had a powerful engine which made me think that this one is almost perfect.

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