V10 500hp super concept

V10 500hp super concept

 

At the 2005 Detroit show Toyota finally unveiled its super car concept the LF-A (LF stands for Lexus Finesse). And Lexus was only too eager to compare the LF-A to the established super cars like the Aston Martin DB9, Mercedes-Benz SL55, Porsche 911 Turbo and the Ferrari F430. Which is fair (as it turns out), but they kept the lid on what would be propelling this car to its 200mph (320kph) speed.

 

Now we know there will be a 5.0 liter V10 engine with roughly 500hp and plenty of Formula 1 gadgets from the Toyota stable.

 

Judging from the roof line in these spy photos, the Lexus LF-A will most likely come with a folding hard top instead of the standard coupe form as seen in the original LF-A concept. Or will they go all out and make both?

 

No one is sure about when we will see a production version, but rumors are that the 2007 Tokyo Show will get the honors of showing the LF-A first.

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