Lexus’s eagerly awaited LFA supercar is one step closer to reality. Unveiled at the 2009 Tokyo Motor show, the sleek two seater costs upwards of $US375,000 and is rated to reach speeds up to 325km per hour. Other tasty performance figures include 412kW of power, and a neck-snapping 480nm of torque. The LFA can rocket to 100km in just 3.7 seconds.

Journalists on the Lexus stand were treated to a few sonorous revs of the LFA’s high-strung 4.8 litre V10 petrol powerplant. With a white body, triple tailpipes and generous smattering of carbon fibre and aluminium inlays on the inside, the show model appeared very close to completion. Toyota’s Akio Toyda said to reporters that only 500 LFAs will be produced and sold world-wide from December 2010 to December 2012.

And, just because it can, Lexus brought along a life-sized glass sculpture of the LFA, which was also on display at the Lexus stand.