Lexus LFA @ The Detroit Auto Show


Lexus LFA @ The Detroit Auto Show

After a concentrated effort, I finally got through all of my Lexus LFA photos from the Detroit Auto Show—seeing the LFA for the first time was a funny experience. After all the hours writing about it, poring over photos, watching videos, there wasn’t much room for surprise—or so I thought.

From a distance, the LFA was exactly as it’s shown in any photo, but up close—the level of detail is just amazing. The exposed carbon fiber, the wheels and their giant red callipers, even the mesh for the intakes—there isn’t a square inch on the supercar that isn’t visually explosive. Photographing those tiny details was easily the best part of the Auto Show and the reason I had so many photos to go through:

Lexus LFA light detail

Lexus LFA Carbon detail

As for the rest of the photos:

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  1. Shane T From Australia

    Krew - Thanks heaps for the photo’s, they are terrific. I will certainly be enjoying a few beers while i filter through the shots ... excellant !!

  2. Awesome, man! But frankly, I think that instead of capturing all of the details, you kinda captured some of its flaws too. aha

    I LOVE EXPOSED CARBON FIBER WITH CLEAR COATING!!!

  3. @WorldofLuxury: What kind of “flaws” are you talking about?

  4. These are great shots!

  5. Everytime I see this car, I think…amazing, simply amazing.

  6. Very nice photos. Really brings out the little details of the LFA. By the way, anyone know if Lexus will make any sort of changes before it hits production? Is this the absolute final production car?

  7. James:@WorldofLuxury: What kind of "flaws" are you talking about?

    I’m sure a car like this would not have any intended flaws, but it kinda looks like Lexus went the easy way out again. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think the following might have been some works of cost cutting:
    - the plastic around the inside part of the taillights to make them look more aggressive: Instead, they could have extended the inner tips of the taillights more, unless the plastic really do have some “aerodynamic intentions.”
    - when the door is opened, you can see that the paint finish on some parts aren’t that smooth, but I do like the leather that wraps around the entire interior!
    - I would’ve preferred a less conspicuous rear view camera that is located in the middle rather than off to the side.

    But these are small things, some might argue; however, the car is $375l!

  8. I still wanna cry though… the demand for the LFA has supposedly exceeded the limited supply of 500 units crying

    Hopefully, this means Lexus will commit to the F-lineup and give us more to drool about in the future… hopefully, they don’t intentionally make the next super-/sports-car below the LFA’s par.

    Anyways, I have full confidence that Lexus will get the sound right! The IS F - perfect in every way. The LFA’s - perfect in every way. Neither ever sounds like it is tired, both are very loud, both sound GREAT!

  9. @Krew : Why no interior shots?

  10. @WorldofLuxury:

    Need to remember that this a pre-production shown…

  11. Bart:@WorldofLuxury:

    Need to remember that this a pre-production shown…

    That might be the reason, but it only explains the paint finish. Additionally, I don’t understand why so many automakers don’t take their time with the few vehicles they build by hand for the press and auto shows.

  12. WorldofLuxury:I still wanna cry though… the demand for the LFA has supposedly exceeded the limited supply of 500 units crying

    Hopefully, this means Lexus will commit to the F-lineup and give us more to drool about in the future… hopefully, they don't intentionally make the next super-/sports-car below the LFA's par.

    Anyways, I have full confidence that Lexus will get the sound right! The IS F - perfect in every way. The LFA's - perfect in every way. Neither ever sounds like it is tired, both are very loud, both sound GREAT!

    Next big things as I see it for Lexus F and performance lines are the upcoming GS/GS-F and the upcoming SC/SC-F. These have to be homeruns in my opinion.

    I also see the next gen SC and SC-F absorbing would be LFA buyers that weren’t able to get one of the limited LFAs.

  13. I read that a “circut tuned” version of the LFA is planned for 2012. What that mean? smile

  14. Great shots of a very sweet ride. Especially like those shots of the wheels.
    Thanks, Bert

  15. Nice shots of the car. Wish they would have let you get close enough to show some of the interior.
    Flaminio

  16. Wish I could have been there to check this one out. thanks so much for some really great photos.
    Denis

  17. James:I read that a "circut tuned" version of the LFA is planned for 2012. What that mean? smile

    Probably referring to this:

    http://www2.toyota.co.jp/en/news/09/10/1021.html

    ” Model with special color selection and model tuned to be more circuit-suited (production of both to begin at start of 2012) ”