madwelshman

new supra?

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that would be nice if that happened :D

i like the side view and back i'm not too keen on the front end :huh:

unlike the DB7 it would be reliable!!

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Well we have all seen the spy pics of Toyotas new V10 thingy floating around the net so its just a matter of time before that is unleashed....but i REALLY hope they dont call it the Supra unless this car is powerful enough to deserve the name B)

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It will be called a Supra but it will be a while before they release it

Actually it wont.

Toyota is dropping both the Supra and MR2 names.

Watch this space ;)

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That sketch of the "new" Supra has been around for years, and was never authentic to start with. As for the LF-A, it's a dead concept car. My post here has more details.

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The LF-A is NOT a dead concept car. It'll be out in the next year or so. I think they're still trying to decide if it's going to be a V8 or V12, but it's getting very close to production, with pricing around $150k.

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Well, LF-A is definitely coming. Lexus had a pre-production model at Pebble Beach a few months back, and they were showing it off to potential buyers (Jay Leno types). I'd love to have one, but I think it'll be a little out of my price range, unfortunately.

I hope they do build a new Supra...keep it under about $70k, and over 450-500hp stock, and I'm in. The IS-F will be out in about a month, and it's about $60k, with just over 400hp, so I think a Supra is feasible.

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FYI...

Lexus LF-A Takes on Roadster Form – An Open Version of the Supercar Concept Revealed Related Media

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01/13/2008 January 13, 2008 - Detroit, MI - The engineers and designers at Lexus continue to use their groundbreaking LF-A premium sports car concept as a medium for expressing their ideas about what a high-performance sporting vehicle not only can be, but should be. In this latest expression of the LF-A, they have removed the car's top to create a high-performance roadster.

The LF-A Roadster is based on the sturdy yet lightweight carbon-fiber and aluminum body used for the LF-A coupe, which helps maintain the structure's strength and rigidity even without a top.

Like its coupe counterpart, the LF-A Roadster is powered by a high-revving V10 engine that approaches 5.0 liters in displacement. The V10, capable of more than 500 horsepower and test-track speeds greater than 200 mph, is mounted in front of the passenger compartment but behind the front-axle centerline in what the LF-A's engineers refer to as a "front-mid" configuration.

The engine is connected via a torque tube and propeller shaft to a transaxle that is controlled by paddle shifters. The torque tube is a structural member that adds rigidity to the drivetrain and chassis while also reducing vibration.

Styling is rooted in the Lexus L-Finesse design philosophy, conferring the LF-A Roadster's front end with a compact, low-profile, aerodynamic shape. Like its coupe counterpart, the LF-A Roadster stands just 48 inches tall, but the Roadster configuration adds a speed adaptive rear wing.

The rear is marked by a pair of wrap-around, arrowhead-shaped taillights that bracket a pair of large grilles. These grilles vent the heated air from the car's two rear-mounted radiators into the LF-A Roadster's aerodynamic wake. The radiators are fed cool air by two large intake ducts mounted just above the rear wheel wells. This aft radiator positioning not only allowed the designers to keep the car's front profile low and tight but also aided the LF-A's chassis engineers in their search for optimal weight distribution.

Helping to provide balance and scale to the design, which features an overall length of 175.6 inches and a wheelbase of 102.6 inches, are high-performance tires on turbine-styled alloy wheels. The front tires are 265/35R20s, while the rears are 305/30R20s. Like the LF-A coupe, the brakes consist of 14.2-inch cross-drilled, vented discs up front, and 13.6-inch cross-drilled, vented discs at the rear. The front brake calipers are six-piston units and the rear calipers use four pistons each.

An "F" logo, located on each front fender of the Roadster, indicates the vehicle's status as a part of the new "F" marque. The name is derived from the original "F" designation for the first Lexus LS prototype. That vehicle was internally coded "Circle-F," with the "F" standing for "flagship." The Circle-F designation further evolved into the code name Flagship One, or F1, and the first F1 concept developed into Lexus' first vehicle, the LS. Since then, the "F" code has come to signify a special vehicle program within Lexus that falls outside the normal engineering and development process. In addition, Fuji Speedway is the IS F's home circuit, and the shape of the F-logo was inspired by many of the track's turns. The all-new Lexus IS F sport sedan is the first production vehicle to carry the F marque.

Lexus LF-A Roadster Concept Preliminary Specifications

Body Type: Two seat roadster

Powertrain

Type: Front-mid-engine, rear-mid-transaxle

Engine: V10 (under 5.0-liters)

Transmission: SMT (sequential manual transmission)

Horsepower: More than 500

Top Speed: More than 200 mph

Tire Size

Front: 265/35R20

Rear: 305/30R20

Dimensions (inches)

Overall Length: 175.6

Overall Width: 74.6

Overall Height: 48.0

Wheelbase: 102.6

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