A lot of fans have been clamoring for a Lexus LFA successor but the latest model to out of LFA Works shares little with its predecessor... because it's a bicycle.
Currently on sale in Japan, the limited edition F Sport Road Bike is a 22-speed bicycle that features carbon fiber construction and tier-one craftsmanship. The bike has also been equipped with F1-inspired paddle shifters and an electronically-controlled derailleur for smooth gear changes. Unsurprisingly, this doesn't come cheap as the bike reportedly costs ¥1,000,000 ($10,060 / €7,710 / £6,660).
Lexus' decision to build a bike is perplexing but the company appears to be doing it as a stop-gap measure to keep LFA Works open until while a more practical purpose can be found. Ironically, Automotive News talked to Lexus sales and marketing manager Naoki Watanabe who confirmed the carbon fiber components aren't built by Lexus but instead shipped in from Taiwan.