Confirmed: No Lexus LFA Special Editions Planned


Lexus LFA AD-A & AD-B

Despite the two mystery prototypes (see: AD-A & AD-B) currently racing around Nürburgring, Lexus has no special edition LFAs planned.

“These LFA units spotted at Nürburgring are one-off vehicles developed by the TMC technical division, and are currently being tested for technical purposes only,” Etienne Plas, senior manager of product communications for Lexus Europe, told me via email, “We have no plans to produce and sell any new special edition of the LFA.”

Given the 500 unit hard limit for the LFA, it seemed unlikely that any special editions would be released so late in the game, and now we have confirmation — time to put that rumor to rest.

(As for the technical or research purpose of these two LFA prototypes? I can only speculate, but we might be looking at the start of a next-generation Lexus supercar that picks up where the LFA left off.)

Comments


  • http://twitter.com/CruxFiveTen Crux

    =(

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

    Now that’s weird … o_O

  • seph

    maybe just a engineering exercise for the new LFA…

  • BlackDynamiteNY

    I’ve got it!

    They’re testing the future engines for the GSF and LSF
    Turbo eights.

    A lot of R&D, and nowhere better than The Ring…….
    BD

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ayo-Doc-Shugz-Mkize/770784233 Ayo Doc Shugz Mkize

    I stll think these are mules for the up coming LF-LC/SC

  • Thomas

    Good. Now they can consentrate on making the best midsize sedan ever(IS) and not fooling around with pointless supercars.

  • Mohammed Taha

    That’s an expensive body to test engines for cars that are a fraction of the price.

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  • Annoinashell2000

    I think Lexus is lying to us…

  • http://twitter.com/FreeSpirit16680 Мохамед Ибрагимов

    i think you all see the new V10 engine for LFA-II

  • 05RollaXRS

    Complete nonsense. The video clearly shows audibly a naturally aspirated V10 engine blasting through Nurburgring. You would have to not know much about engines to realize the engine sound is a naturally aspirated V10 just like in LFA.

  • 05RollaXRS

    Correct. The engines in the car are LFA V10 engines. The one AD-A on Nurburgring had the sound typical of the LFA as a naturally aspirated high-revving V10 just like the LFA has it.

    Also, the LFA engine bay is too small to put any type of big, heavy turbo V8 engine with all of the plumbing, piping and cooling in it.

  • BlackDynamiteNY

    Set your phasers on stun, Rolla.  No need to attack me.
    I didn’t watch any video on these two, and there is no link for one on my end.

    Let’s calm down over there……
    BD

  • Davidhayter

     It is okay, BlackDynamite. Some people just like to feel too pretentious for their own good.

    As for this LFA. It possibly could be a test for the upcoming LFA II which is great – the new Viper and the upcoming C7 Corvette are going to be rivals to the next LFA II in terms of performance. Well unless it is going to tread around the hypercar category which I seriously doubt.

    My hope is that it stays within the category of where the Viper, ZR1, GTR, 911 Turbo, Italia, MP4-12C, etc… will be. 

  • 05RollaXRS

    Here you go. You can watch the video of AD-A blasting around the ‘ring:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUQSQtxm6Lo&feature=player_embedded

  • http://twitter.com/FreeSpirit16680 Мохамед Ибрагимов

    they will never go close to LFA handling and drive appeal 

    Ferrari & Lambo. fail to have this 2 parts