Last week, we caught our first glimpse of Lexus USA’s color-changing LFA — which now sports a Pearl Grey exterior after spells of being Matte Black & Starfire Pearl — and now Inside Line has published the first set of photos:
There’s also a shot of the reworked interior:
As for the reasoning behind painting the LFA once again, Lexus Magazine has the story:
With the SEMA aftermarket auto show coming up in November, the time had come to give the North American LFA prototype a new look, inside and out, for the 100,000 expected SEMA attendees.
The work itself was carried out by B.A.D. Company (aka the Big American Dream Company) this September.
Lexus basically gave B.A.D. Company 10 days to transform the LFA’s exterior from white (actually Starfire Pearl) to a darker color, and while they were at it, recover the seats in fresh, semi-aniline leather.
Switching up the LFA for the world’s biggest automotive trade show makes a lot of sense, given that attendee would be quite familiar with the supercar in white.
I really like the color choice, personally, and it makes a lot of sense considering the flashy yellow LFA that’s sure to be making an appearance at the show as well.