LFA Roadster coming in 2014

Lexus LF-A Roadster European Debut in Geneva
Lexus LF-A Roadster European Debut in Geneva

Future Lexus lineup comes into focus

New details are starting to emerge about the future Lexus lineup as Automotive News is reporting the company will introduce a variety of redesigned models.

First up, the redesigned GS will be launched in early 2012 with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. The car was previewed by the LF-Gh concept and the production model will debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on August 18th.

Next up, the 2013 ES will be based on the redesigned Toyota Camry. It is slated to debut in the summer of 2012 and adopt a prominent grille as well as an optional hybrid powertrain which could deliver a combined fuel economy rating of 40 mpg US (48 mpg UK / 5.9 L/100 km).

The next-generation IS will reportedly ride on a shortened GS platform and feature sporty styling, improved handling and minor engine tweaks. It is slated to be introduced in late 2012.

Lastly, on the sedan side, the LS is due for a complete redesign in the spring of 2013. It will have a greater emphasis on fuel efficiency which means we can expect lightweight materials and an optional hybrid engine.

Since the company recently introduced the GX and LX, only the RX is due for updates. As such, there should be a redesigned model in early 2014.

Best of all, there's word the LFA Roadster could debut in mid-2014. Additional information is limited, but it will likely use the familiar 4.8-liter V10 that develops 560 PS (412 kW / 553 hp) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque.

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benzboy benzboy
I am sorry but this car resembles a Honda S2000 , that somehow got hold of a bag of illegal steriods. Not pretty.
Aug 4th, 2011 11:38am
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GTurbo GTurbo
With the coupe allocation sold out, who cares if Lexus's rivals have nothing to worry about with the roadster? Make no mistake guys, this will be another sales mega-hit. That 4.8 V10 is a proper F1 engine with soundtrack and savage acceleration to match. After all, it's put Godzilla (Nissan GT-R) to the sword on the dragstrip!
Aug 3rd, 2011 1:04am
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Douglas6250 Douglas6250
Indeed it has its own niche in the market so they don't have to worry, but the GT-R is probably not behind anymore, unless Lexus gets behind that Nurburgring edition !
Aug 3rd, 2011 7:54pm
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sensei sensei
Oh yeah, like Nissan cares that the GTR was beaten in a single factor acceleration test. Nurburgring is where it matters.
Aug 4th, 2011 5:10am
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9TNine 9TNine
LFA Roadster photo seems to have a nicer, redesigned front end...
Aug 2nd, 2011 11:27am
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Use the advantage of carbon fiber construction and build the Roadster, but why 2014?
Aug 2nd, 2011 7:48am
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benzboy benzboy
Build this car and Mercedes, Audi, Porsche & BMW will have nothing to worry about.
Aug 2nd, 2011 6:30am
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it doesn't really matter anyway... different target customers
Aug 2nd, 2011 7:48am
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Didn't the LFA rape the SLS at the ring? Why.. yes it did.
Aug 2nd, 2011 11:50pm
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M! M!
@GS4, LF-A is double the price of the SLS. it's not even in the same class.
Aug 3rd, 2011 3:56am
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