Jay Leno test drives the Lexus LFA Spyder [video]

Confirmed as a one-off model

Lexus has been relatively quiet about the LFA Spyder, but the company has given American talk show host and well known car enthusiast/collector Jay Leno an exclusive test drive of the one-off model.

Before getting to the good stuff, Leno gives us a behind the scenes tour of LFA production. Once the carbon fiber tub is completed, it moves onto an assembly line where workers complete the car in just three days. When everything is finished, the LFA undergoes ten days of inspection where workers examine more than 7,000 inspection points.

After touring the factory, Leno arrives at the Fuji Speedway where he drives the LFA Spyder which he describes as the "only one in the world and the only one they will build." He goes on to say the model has no roof and uses the same 4.8-liter V10 engine - that develops 560 PS (412 kW / 553 hp) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque - as the standard model.

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Oct 10, 2012 12:00 pm
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Now I want one. Damn!
Oct 9, 2012 9:50 am
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Lexus is too precious about the LFA... I can't see any reason for them not to produce the LFA Spyder, even in limited numbers. Perhaps the competitor brands are too strong. I have to say that I think the front of the LFA looks like a jack-o'-lantern! I agree with the comments about the Lexus V10 sounding great... it's how I'd like to see the Gallardo sound! (this is coming from a big Lambo fan with no real appreciation for the Lexus brand)
Oct 9, 2012 9:20 am
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+1 for Leno for appreciating this car. I love the LFA it is such a great supercar.
Oct 8, 2012 8:03 pm
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Definitely one of the best sounding cars EVER!!!
Oct 8, 2012 4:04 pm
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Wow.... That engine does sound incredible! :)
Oct 8, 2012 3:35 pm
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