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Lexus LF-A front 3/4 shot

Lexus LF-A front 3/4 shot

Makuhari Messe, Japan

The Toyota/Lexus executive we interviewed, Haruhiko Tanahashi, Chief Engineer of the Lexus Product Development Center and, thus, in charge of the LF-A's development, refused to say anything to us about the possibilities of the LF-A going into production anytime soon. But just a few minutes after speaking with him, we spoke with Yukihiko Yaguchi, Project Manager of Product Planning for the Lexus Product Development Group, and in charge of the IS-F project. While talking to him about the IS-F, already on-sale in the US and introduced to Japan at the show, we asked him which Lexus production vehicle would be next to get the "F treatment". Without missing a beat, he told us, "LF-A". You never know what you'll find out when asking questions of the "right" company execs ...

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