Lexus LF-A racecar spy shot
Lexus has finally announced that the production version LF-A will debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon, but before releasing it on the streets the Japanese luxury car maker chose to continue the car’s testing through competition at the Nürburgring.
Back on May 10 of 2008, the LF-A competed in a 4 hour endurance at the Nürburgring where it was the only vehicle in the SP8 class (sports cars from 4 to 6.25 liters) to complete the event. On May 24 and 25 of 2008, the Lexus future super car took part in the 24 Hours Nürburgring competition, where the LF-A finished 7th in class out of 11 competitors. On 4 April 2009, the LF-A competed in the ADAC-Westfalenfahrt VLN endurance race at the ‘Ring. Once again the LF-A won the SP8 class, competing against an Audi R8, a Lamborghini Gallardo, an Aston Martin Vantage, a Chevrolet Corvette and a Lexus IS-F. The LF-A completed 25 laps around the 12.9 mile circuit in only 4 hours 7 minutes and 43.188 seconds.
Production version LF-A will be powered by a V10 engine that produces over 600 HP. The body of the Lexus will be entirely made out of carbon fiber and is rumored to take less than 4 seconds to reach 60 MPH from a dead stop on its way to a 200 MPH top speed.