People who have been waiting for Toyota to release a roadster version of the Lexus LF-A supercar should temper their expectations because the company has made it clear that the Lexus LF-A Roadster won’t be released now or anytime soon.

Pity, considering the LF-A is one of those supercars that people can’t seem to get enough of with the supercar’s initial 500-piece release getting scooped up in a matter of weeks. Despite being shown as a concept a number of years ago with favorable responses indicating a massive amount of interest from the public, the LF-A Roadster is still a few years – if it ever makes it that far – from seeing the light of the production line. For now, the Toyota-owned company will instead turn their attention towards further developing their already sizzling supercar, the coupe LF-A and the special edition Nurburgring Edition.

The Lexus LF-A is powered by a 4.8 liter V10 engine that delivers a maximum output of 560 HP at 9,000 RPM and a peak torque of 354 lb-ft at 6,800 RPM, with 90% of the total torque being available between the 3,700 RPM mark and the super car’s 9,000 RPM red line. As a result of such a road torque curve, the LF-A can sprint from 0 to 60 MPH in just 3.7 seconds and won’t stop until it reaches a top speed of 202 MPH.

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Source: Autoblog.it

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9 comments:

  (313) posted on 09.1.2010

Really? Well too bad, I was one of many who’s thinking if Lexus would make a roadster.

  (309) posted on 08.27.2010

Horay! LF-A is better with out it. Just focus on improving the LF-A

  (1333) posted on 07.25.2010

Cool curves on a car with hard top convertible.

  (1333) posted on 07.25.2010

Cool curves on a car with hard top convertible.

  (515) posted on 07.18.2010

roadsters are not built for speed the are built to be seen in I like the ideal. I would not buy one but as a "real" car lover I love it when ANY brand brings out something new.

  (1333) posted on 07.15.2010

The had that sort of rear in the LF-C concept ages ago, but then it looked inappropriate. Here it blends in much more.

  (666) posted on 07.14.2010

Rightfully so. When their chief designer dies in the coupe version, how well designed would a roadster be? Especially if safety is a concern.

  (80) posted on 07.13.2010

Who cares. I don’t understand what’s so special about roadsters. Maybe because it rains a lot here, but anyway, if i wanted to feel the wind, i would get myself a motorcycle

  (939) posted on 07.12.2010

I bet they wont! with a LF-A roadster, there are a lot of adjustment they needed to consider and adjusted.

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