Lexus LF-A Concept

Front Passenger Side View

A sports-car concept possibly foreshadowing a supercar from Toyota's premium brand, the LF-A aims to, Lexus says, "explore the outer limits of sports car performance." It would theoretically be developed in tandem with the company's Formula 1 racing efforts to take advantage of competition-grade power- and drivetrains. With an engine capable of pumping out more than 500 horsepower, Lexus estimates a top speed of more than 200 mph.

The supercoupe also provides clear hints at future Lexus design. With a Z06-ish rake, it is more visually interesting than any previous Lexus. Particularly notable are the LF-A's twin rear radiators, which are housed behind huge screens just aft of the rear wheels, and the inverted-triangle orientation of the triple exhaust pipes within the rear diffuser. Exterior features also include turbine-inspired wheels, Shrek-ear protrusions high on the A-pillars, and air scoops on the C-pillars.

The LF-A's overall length measures 173.2 inches, which is two inches shorter than a Porsche 911 Turbo, but its 101.6-inch wheelbase is nine inches longer. The Lexus is 73.2 inches wide and 48 inches tall.

Front Drivers Side View

Rear Passenger Side View

Front Drivers Side View

Front Passenger Side View

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