Media outlets in Japan are reporting Toyota brass have secretly greenlighted the Lexus LF-A concept for production. According to reports, the new supercar will drop in late 2008 at a price of around $170,000, with a strong tie-in to Formula One racing, as Toyota is angling to bring the Japanese F1 Grand Prix to its own Fuji Speedway. Edmunds Inside Line questions whether the production LF-A will retain the concept's V10, or will adopt a V8 to coincide with new F1 regulations, or whether Honda's V10-powered NSX, due for 2009, will lead the company to leave the concept's 5.0-liter powerplant status quo. Yes, but will there be a hybrid?
Geneva Wrap-up: Lexus LF-A [internal]