Lexus revealed the new LF-A supercar concept at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in 2007. The model is powered by an under 5.0-liter V10 engine that is capable of delivering 500 horsepower. The carmaker wanted to build a supercar with world-class performance when decided on the LF-A. The car is capable of reaching a top speed of 200 mph thanks to the horsepower, superior aerodynamic and revised styling. It runs on 265/35R20 front tires and 305/30R20 rear ones. The LF-A is a lot different by the IS-F even it they both have the same heritage and design philosophy. The F designation comes from flagship and it was conceived 20 years ago. An F logo is located on each front fender and indicates its status as part of the new F marquee.
Presented at Detroit at 2007 North American International Auto Show, the new Lexus LF-A supercar concept is equipped with a V10 engine that produces over 500 horsepower.
The new LF-A is very different by the IS-F, yet they share the same DNA, heritage and design philosophy, Prominent in both vehicles, the "F" designation was first conceived nearly 20 years ago with a project internally coded "Circle-F," with the "F" standing for "flagship." This was the original code for what became the Lexus Division. The Circle-F designation further evolved into the code name Flagship One, or F1, and the first F1 concept developed into Lexus' first vehicle, the LS. Since then, the "F" code has come to signify a special vehicle program within Lexus that falls outside the normal engineering and development process.
LF-A Sports Car Concept
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 same goals for the new LF-A: To build a supercar with world-class performance that is uniquely Lexus.
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.
Lexus LF-A Sports Concept Preliminary Specifications
Engine: V10 (under 5.0-liters)
Horsepower: More than 500
Top Speed: Approximately 200 MPH
Overall Length: 175.6
Overall Width: 74.6
Overall Height: 48.0
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