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Lexus's forthcoming successor to the LFA supercar is no secret. The automaker announced back in 2021 that development was underway for an electric supercar inspired by the V10-powered original, but now trademarks for the 'LFA' name filed in the U.S., Phillipines, Indonesia, and Israel in late August further solidify the supercar's anticipated arrival.




The information was first uncovered by Australia's Drive, which suggests that Lexus may be planning to use the LFA name to boost fanfare for its upcoming supercar.


There's a chance, however, that this new supercar won't be using the LFA moniker, and instead Lexus could simply be protecting its rights to the legendary name. This happens with automakers quite often. But even without LFA badges gracing its bodywork, the upcoming performance car will still benefit from the same magic that did wonders for the original LFA.


Lexus has already told us that it will reach 62 mph from a standstill in around two seconds, and range will sit at an impressive 435 miles. Other features will include steer-by-wire and torque vectoring technology, and Lexus plans to please fans of internal-combustion with a simulated manual transmission. The LFA successor will also be among the first to use Toyota's solid-state batteries, though the company plans to install them into hybrids before they reach fully electric models. Lexus has remained quiet in regards to the powertrain setup, but we should expect a dual-motor system at the very least.


But before Lexus gets slammed for following up to the LFA with a soulless combination of batteries and motors, past rumors have alluded to the possibility of a gas-fed version, which will stuff none other than a 937-hp plug-in hybrid V8 under the hood. While it hasn't been confirmed whether the supercar will really offer a V8 version, Lexus has recently been caught testing a gas-powered prototype of Toyota's GR GT3 concept car at Japan's Twin Ring Motegi Circuit. And it sure sounds like a V8.


It remains to be seen whether the all-electric supercar and its rumored gas-powered sibling will go by the same name, and the question of whether either one of them will use the LFA moniker goes on unanswered. But regardless of what it'll be called, there is definitely a Lexus supercar coming.


Are you looking forward to Lexus's LFA successor?

Image Credits: Lexus
Future Cars
Oct 7, 2023
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Lexus Trademarks LFA Name, Could It Be The Brand's Anticipated Electric Supercar?

Lexus has already revealed that it's working on a follow-up to the original V10 beast.

Lexus's forthcoming successor to the LFA supercar is no secret. The automaker announced back in 2021 that development was underway for an electric supercar inspired by the V10-powered original, but now trademarks for the 'LFA' name filed in the U.S., Phillipines, Indonesia, and Israel in late August further solidify the supercar's anticipated arrival.




The information was first uncovered by Australia's Drive, which suggests that Lexus may be planning to use the LFA name to boost fanfare for its upcoming supercar.


There's a chance, however, that this new supercar won't be using the LFA moniker, and instead Lexus could simply be protecting its rights to the legendary name. This happens with automakers quite often. But even without LFA badges gracing its bodywork, the upcoming performance car will still benefit from the same magic that did wonders for the original LFA.


Lexus has already told us that it will reach 62 mph from a standstill in around two seconds, and range will sit at an impressive 435 miles. Other features will include steer-by-wire and torque vectoring technology, and Lexus plans to please fans of internal-combustion with a simulated manual transmission. The LFA successor will also be among the first to use Toyota's solid-state batteries, though the company plans to install them into hybrids before they reach fully electric models. Lexus has remained quiet in regards to the powertrain setup, but we should expect a dual-motor system at the very least.


But before Lexus gets slammed for following up to the LFA with a soulless combination of batteries and motors, past rumors have alluded to the possibility of a gas-fed version, which will stuff none other than a 937-hp plug-in hybrid V8 under the hood. While it hasn't been confirmed whether the supercar will really offer a V8 version, Lexus has recently been caught testing a gas-powered prototype of Toyota's GR GT3 concept car at Japan's Twin Ring Motegi Circuit. And it sure sounds like a V8.


It remains to be seen whether the all-electric supercar and its rumored gas-powered sibling will go by the same name, and the question of whether either one of them will use the LFA moniker goes on unanswered. But regardless of what it'll be called, there is definitely a Lexus supercar coming.


Are you looking forward to Lexus's LFA successor?

Image Credits: Lexus

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