Fresh spy shots taken of the Lexus LF-A show part of the interior for the first time. More exterior bits can also been seen. The car is expected at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show.

New spy pictures of the Lexus LF-A production version during another shakedown have appeared. For the first time a small part of the interior appears in the pictures. Not much can be seen except for the steering wheel which appears to be made of carbon fiber and the massive gear peddles behind the steering wheel. The dashboard seems to be covered in Alcantara.

Previous spy shots and a video showed a rear wing and diffuser. The LF-A is a sports car said to possess a V10 engine worth over 500hp (368kW). Reports have suggested that it will be launched sometime in 2011. Some economic experts believe that by then the economic climate would have improved. In cotranst, Toyota rival Honda is not taking chances with buyers who are currently pressed for money. Last year the company shelved plans to introduce its own NSX supercar quite late in its development programme.

Lexus is said to be readying the LF-A production model for a public appearance at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. A 4.8-litre V10 racing version took part at the 24-hour Nürburgring last month.


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