CAR Magazine is reporting that a new Lexus LFA Toyko Edition will debut at the Tokyo Motor Show this winter:
The Lexus LFA Tokyo edition will bring an M3-esque exposed carbon roof and (still hydraulically adjustable) carbon rear spoiler. Presumably this just means the weave is exposed, as the LFA is already made from carbonfibre.
CAR understands the LFA Tokyo will cost about €40k more than a ‘regular’ Lexus LFA.
The exposed carbon fiber look is likely inspired by one of the LFAs that launched the model at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, which makes for a very nice tribute. No word if any other upgrades are included.
One other LFA rumor is also mentioned:
A spider roadster was planned and its carbonfibre construction meant the open-top LFA was nearly as rigid as the coupe. But our sources in Japan have confirmed the roadster LFA has been canned owing to the economic uncertainty in markets around the world.
No surprise here, though I’m not too sure about the reason given — as far as I understand it, part of the LFA sales pitch was that no other LFA variants would be made (meaning no roadsters or convertibles).
[Source: CAR Magazine]