Lexus LF-A supercar for British show

* Supercar concept on display * Powered by 500bhp 5.0-litre V10 * IS-F performance car also on display...

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Jim Holder
08 July 2008

Lexus LF-A supercar for British show

Lexus will show its LF-A supercar concept at the British Motor Show later this month.

Powered by a mid-mounted 500bhp 5.0-litre V10 engine, the car has a top speed of 200mph. It was unveiled in 2005, but has undergone significant work since then.

It most recently competed in the Nurburgring 24 Hour race as part of its development programme.

The car is made from aluminium and carbonfibre. There are two radiators to cool the engine, which are mounted at the rear to aid weight distribution. They also feed air through ducts just above the rear wheel areas onto a rear spoiler, which is activated at high speed.

Lexus will also show its high-performance IS-F saloon at the show.

The car is powered by a 417bhp 5.0-litre V8, which takes it from 0-62mph in 4.8 seconds.

It has an eight-speed semi-automatic gearbox, high-performance brakes and 19-inch alloy wheels.

The IS-F is lower and lighter than the IS compact executive on which it is based, and has a deeper front spoiler, wider wheelarches and side vents.

Hybrid power
Lexus is also using the show as an opportunity to exhibit its range of hybrid vehicles.

On display will be the RX 400h 4x4, GS 450h sports saloon and LS 600h executive car.

• The British Motor Show runs from July 23 - August 3. Come back to us then for all the latest news, pictures and video from the show.