That was until now, as Jay Leno was fortunate enough to drive one on the latest episode of his online series Jay Leno’s Garage.
This particular LFA is number 500, the very last example of the Lexus supercar to be built. Sadly, it is strictly a one-off, as Toyota has no plans to put the car into production.
The LFA Spyder is a pure speedster, with no roof at all, meaning you can only drive it when the weather is dry. It’s the ultimate way to hear the beautiful sound of the LFA’s 4.8-liter V-10 engine, which is still rated at its original 552 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque.
The video also features a quick look at the Lexus LFA’s production facility, where we get to see the car’s carbon fiber loom in action. After watching this clip, be sure to check out our previous post for more details on the special carbon fiber loom.