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NewsThe Next-Generation Lexus LFA is Planned for 2025

The Next-Generation Lexus LFA is Planned for 2025

Not quite as exotic as the original LFA, the new Lexus supercar will still no doubt be exceptional


  • 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.

Is this the Lexus LFA’s Successor?

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.

2012 Lexus LFA Nürburgring Edition | Photo: RM Sothebys

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.

 

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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