When Lexus initially brought out the LF-A concept it boasted about the car's engine power and top speed. With a 500hp V10 capable of 199mph the genuine exotic sounded unreal back then.
Since the concept car was displayed at the North American International Auto Show back in 2007, it has had an uncertain future. But now the car is scheduled to meet the streets and will debut at the Tokyo Auto Show this Fall.
Performance expectations have also changed since '07 and so Lexus has done some tweaking to not only the engine but also the aerodynamics to add a little extra.
When the car is officially revealed it is expected to make 550hp and hit a top speed of 218mph!
According to a report in AutoExpress the LF-A will also look considerably different from either the concept car or the Nürburgring racers, with new headlights and a new grille. The U.K. auto pub is also reporting that only 500 units will be made, including an even higher performance version with a wider aero kit which will give the car a look more like the Nürburgring racer.
As for how the car will perform on the track, the 7:13 second lap time during the Nürburgring 24 Hour race should give an indication of what this car is capable of.
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