The 2013 Lexus GS 450h F Sport is the most powerful version of the GS to compete with the Germans in the full-size sports sedan segment.
On the eve of the 2012 North American International Auto Show, we had an exclusive, behind-the-scenes peek at the new Lexus LF-LC concept car, a core from which all future Lexus models may draw inspiration.
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The LFA’s front-mid-mounted V-10 is already a tightly coiled snake of an engine, ready to strike with 552 bhp generated near its 9000-rpm redline. The Nürburgring Package bumps this by 10 bhp, and quickens the already blazing shift speed too…the driver can now summon a shift via the steering wheel paddles in only 0.15 seconds, a reduction of 0.05 sec.
An early concept version of the Lexus LFA, then called the GT 450/500. Price of the Toyota exotic was expected to fall somewhere between $100,000 and $150,000. How’s that for inflation?
Outfitted with forged rims manufactured in Italy, the CEC Tuner Edition LFA had two designs on either side: the split five-spoke C882 in silver and the thin five-spoke C884 in a dark finish (pictured here).
While the CEC Tuner Edition LFA on display had only its wheels altered, the complete version will have the exterior and interior adorned with carbon fiber pieces.
Priced at $375,000, you could buy 11 Lexus IS sedans for the price of one LFA…and still have some cash left! Yet with only 500 scheduled to be built, the rarity and performance of the LFA ensure it legendary status amongst the sports car elite.