Lexus LFA Roadster Spotted in Tokyo


Lexus LFA Roadster

From out of nowhere, a Lexus LFA roadster has appeared during a D1GP Drift demonstration at the Tokyo Auto Salon — here’s a couple more photos:

Lexus LFA Roadster Side

Lexus LFA Roadster Rear

Here’s a close-up of the interior, which clearly shows that the roll-bar is made out of carbon fiber:

Lexus LFA Roadster Interior

At this point, there’s no details at all, but judging from the factory-level finish and integration, the carbon fiber roll-bar, and the pure cost of any LFA project car, I doubt the full story will stay a secret for long.

Bonus — the LFA Roadster was also captured on video (appearance starts at :48):

[Source: Car Watch] (Thanks ydooby & Bobby!)

Comments


  • http://twitter.com/CruxFiveTen Crux

    Whoa!. I have a gut feeling this was done by a tuner shop. If not, Akio’s been holding meng. 

  • Clubae86

    I am really hoping they will built the roadster version.   Don’t need a functional top….. much like the 550 Barchetta,  S.A. Aperta……. and say 80 units for the whole world?  Since there are still some allocations left might as well built this to boost sales right?

  • Travis

    Best 
    Roadster  EVER . Can you imagine hearing that V10 roar so close ? yikes and you can really get a good look at that sweet interior ! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/LexusandThePursuit WorldofLuxury

    MAKE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003145408526 Martin Bednář

    Guys there http://www.autoforum.cz/zajimavosti/lexus-lfa-roadster-se-prekvapive-ukazal-v-tokiu-mame-fotky-i-detaily/ are citing their reporter in Tokyo that it is just one-off showcar and there are unfortunately no plans for future production.

  • steven

    That car is HOT!

  • Travis

    Also. . 

    The thought of some cutting the top off a LFA makes me cry . . . I hope this was from Lexus.

  • joshd

    I think it was a tuner shop as the lexus prototype didn’t have a roll-bar… but in any case it looks awesome.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/LexusandThePursuit WorldofLuxury

    Maybe it’s trying to continue with its pedigree! Convertible like the 2000GT that the old Bond used! Maybe Lexus got smart and had the LFA convertible in the next Bond movie? :D

  • Erich Kerner

    like we all together said already – it´s a big mistake from Lexus not to build this roadster. Maybe they should think about there decision again. MB SLS roadster, R8 roadster, Ferrari, Aston Martin – hey! Lexus everybody is having such a car in there lineup!!! And we? – Don´t???

  • Richard

    super car + japanese + roadster = overdose !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/RDS.Alphard Yong Thian Ding

    AWESOMENESS !

  • pete

    in my opinion, it has to be a custom chop.  the rollbar wouldnt be there if it was factory since they would most likely stiffen the A-pillars from the factory.  looks sweet, but the rollbar kills it.

  • Anonymous

    If this was a concept wouldn’t it bear the concept LF-A name instead of the production LFA?

  • James Wilsonpts

    nice one…..jim wilson, prestwick.scotland

  • http://maldives2you.com/ the maldives honeymoon

    Many thanks for such a write-up. I undoubtedly cherished reading it and talk about this it to my friends.

  • Yo

    This suits California

  • 05RollaXRS

    The rollbar is not intended for rigidity. LFA’s carbon fiber shell is already 40% stiffer than aluminum or other metal plus chassis reinforcements are done using braces around the chassis.

    The rollbar is intended for roll over protection of the driver and the passenger in case the car flips upside down and it does not end up crushing the passengers.

  • http://twitter.com/BlackDynamiteNY BlackDynamiteOnline

    I expect to see it enter production 2 years from now
    BD