Lexus’ LFA is already a very striking supercar, but the Japanese automaker might take the $400,000 machine and turn the visuals up a notch. New reports suggest the automaker may unveil yet another limited-edition twist on its already limited-edition machine.
While the last special-edition LFA – the Nurburgring Edition – was designed more for go than for show, this new take – which Car Magazine calls the Tokyo Edition – may focus on flash instead of dash. The British magazine claims the specialized LFA will receive both an unpainted carbon fiber roof and a rear wing finished in a similar fashion. Unlike the Nurburgring’s fixed rear wing, Car suggests the Tokyo car could resemble the hydraulically adjustable spoiler used on stock LFAs.
Beneath these visual tweaks, the Tokyo LFA will likely resemble any other LFA. A 552-hp V-10 will remain mated to a six-speed automated manual transmission, allowing the car to sprint from 0-60 mph in 3.6 seconds, and ultimately reach a top speed of 202 mph.
How much will this extra dash of carbon fiber cost buyers? Car says the Tokyo package should add an extra $54,750 to the base price of an LFA. That sounds like a significant amount, until you consider the base price of an LFA is still close to $375,000. In context, fifty-five grand seems like a drop in the bucket.
Looking for sports car thrills and a Lexus badge, but don’t have the scratch for an LFA Tokyo? Car also says that Lexus is working on two other sporty projects. One will be front-wheel drive (which points to a hopped-up CT200h), and the other could be a rear-wheel drive successor to the famed Supra coupe, which we could see as early as 2014.