Lexus LFA to make North American Debut Next Month

Lexus LFA Rear

The Lexus LFA will be making its North American debut at November’s SEMA trade show in Las Vegas as it starts a serious cross country tour:

The highly anticipated LFA supercar, which just made its global debut at the Tokyo Motor Show, will be on display for the first time in North America at two back-to-back premier venues— the 2009 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) trade show in Las Vegas this November and the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show in December.

Next year, Lexus will show the LFA at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Chicago Auto Show, Dallas Auto Show and New York International Auto Show.

I’ll definitely be going to Detroit to see it in the new year—anyone planning to attend SEMA or the LA Auto Show?

[Source: Lexus USA]



  1. LA Auto Show - most likely.
    Vegas? Maybe.

  2. LA for sure, seeing its a half hour drive with little to no traffic. Vegas, no way lol

  3. 2010 LS now on Lexus site

  4. tanx

  5. And so is the updated GSh, and my-oh-my, with its added grille details, and the extra surrouding around the tinted insignia, the Lexus badge looks HUGE and imposing!

    I love bigger badges, so I don’t really want to say that the big appearance of the L insignia doesn’t fit the car that well. As a matter of fact, I shouldn’t say that since so many of the cars are PHOTOSHOPPED!
    But this one is alright:

    Virtually ALL of the updated LS’s pictures are PHOTOSHOPPED! And they seem so inconsistent - some odd looking, and some looking surprisingly good. lol

    Whenever I look at the LS, I can see the designers struggling over trying to make it look sleek yet also stately. It’s nice that we can see their attempts, but it would be nicer to be able to actually enjoy the results.

  6. I am 110% impressed with the new LFA ... absolutely awesome !!

    Well done Lexus, thank-you for such a great car.

    ps. equally enjoyable to see the ‘official unvealing’ of Toyota FT-86

  7. I’d go to SEMA, as I live in Vegas, but don’t know how to get in.

  8. just a random note, the 2010 ISF has a new steering wheel, and it has that F thing on the bottom of it…i just realized that…and the steering wheel has a load of…dots…like its insulated or something.

  9. It’s been like that. lol

  10. wow i’ve been lost…

  11. Have been thoroughly enjoying most of the reviews of the LFA.  But some of the comments, sheesh!

    Most of them relate to the price.  $400 large IS a lot of money—even for the Lexus crowd.  One commenter suggested that anyone who spent so much money was “stupid” because you could get a Maybach and a Viper for that money.  Hard to make such things up.  Of course, you could get 4 LSes for that money so his point was sort of pointless, huh?

    I won’t be buying an LFA, but I certainly will understand anyone who does.

    1) It is an incredible bargain if one were divide the development costs by only 500. I can only guess what Toyota will lose on each LFA but the number will be LARGE.

    2) The LFA represents mechanical genius at its highest flowering.  A 9000 rpm redline—are you kidding—in a 4.8 liter engine???  For most of the history of the internal combustion engine, such engines were impossible.  Do the math.  That’s 75 combustions per cylinder per second.  Getting the valve train to work at such speeds is almost incomprehensible.  Keeping the bottom end together is borderline miraculous.  And before they perfected variable valve timing, such an engine would idle at about 5000 rpm.

    3) The LFA will still be a Lexus.  The air conditioning will work, the switches will still be wonderful to touch, etc.  Never before has any real car company tried to make a supercar.  (OK, maybe the NSX)  And it probably will never happen again.

    This car is so sophisticated, buying one will represent collecting an example of a Japanese moon shot.  This hardly overstates the significance of LFA.  The extensive use of carbon fiber demonstrates that by itself.  I believe the LFA should easily sell out-there simply MUST be 500 people willing to part with $400 large for the ultimate example of the automaker’s art.

  12. Interesting analysis, well said!