Lexus unveiled the LF-A sports-car concept at a press conference today at the 2007 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.

The LF-A sports-car concept was originally shown at the 2005 NAIAS to express a bold new direction in styling for the Lexus brand. The goals for the new LF-A are no different than they were with the original concept: To build a supercar with world-class performance that is uniquely Lexus.

2007 Lexus LF-A Sports Car
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As with all new Lexus vehicles, the styling of the LF-A is rooted in a design direction called L-finesse. The concept of L-finesse was used to shape and detail the original LF-A, and it was used to reshape, redetail and redefine this latest version. Lexus has further refined the styling of the new LF-A to enhance its exotic nature with a greater use of curved surfaces and interesting details.

The running gear of the LF-A is just as it was with the original, powered by a high-revving 500-plus horsepower V10 engine. Its front mid-engine placement, along with a rear-mounted transaxle and rear-mounted radiators, allows for excellent weight distribution. The horsepower, superior aerodynamics, and revised styling makes a top speed of 200 mph not only possible but probable.

An "F" logo, indicating the vehicle’s status as a part of the new "F" marque, is located on each front fender.

2007 Lexus LF-A Sports Car
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"The first LF-A was a pure concept, but one that we went so far as to conduct engineering analysis on," said Carter. "This latest concept is much closer to a vehicle that we would bring to market, and one in which we will be gauging consumer interest."

Lexus LF-A Sports Concept Preliminary Specifications

  • Powertrain
    • Engine: V10 (under 5.0-liters)
    • Horsepower: More than 500
    • Top Speed: Approximately 200 MPH
  • Tire Size
    • Front: 265/35R20
    • Rear: 305/30R20
  • Dimensions (inches)
    • Overall Length: 175.6
    • Overall Width: 74.6
    • Overall Height: 48.0
    • Wheelbase: 102.3
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