There will be both EV and hybrid versions.
The hybrid will feature a twin-turbocharged V8.
Apparently, this car’s been in the works for a while.
Lessons learned from the original LFA will not be lost on Lexus for the highly-anticipated now ultra-collectible supercar. Unlike the original, the new LFA will forgo the all-carbon structure in favour of Toyota’s TNGA-L architecture to keep costs down.
Toyota revealed its massive EV plans for the future which involved no less than 16 models. Among them was the Lexus Electrified Sport concept and it’s quite clear that it will in fact be the LFA’s successor.
Based on CarBuzz, the new “LFA2” will be available with two distinct powertrains. As expected, one will be fully electric while the other will be a hybrid. But not just any hybrid as it seems likely that an electric motor will be mated to a twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 pushing out a combined output of 700 horsepower.
One of the reasons why the Lexus LFA, assembled between December 2010 and December 2012, “failed” was pricing. The new LFA, given its more modest underpinnings, is expected to be priced from about $200,000.
The hybrid version of the “LFA2” will be Toyota’s final petrol-powered supercar, one that will bear the Lexus logo upfront and a “GR” on its rear.