Lexus LFA Successor is Definitely Happening
The prospect of a Lexus LFA successor has kept its noble fans talking for years, even before the last one rolled of the line in 2012. But now it’s Toyota that’s keeping the conversation going. On Friday, Lexus’ executive vice president Mark Templin told reporters that the company has plans to build a next-gen version of the LFA, a plan that apparently has Toyota president Akio Toyoda’s approval, according to Bloomberg reports.
Before a press event for the Lexus NX crossover, Templin commented, “Akio believes that every generation deserves to have a car like an LFA, so we’re building an LFA for the generation we have today.”
The original LFA, which spouted out 552-horsepower from a high-revving 4.8-liter V10, took over a decade for engineers to design and develop, so let’s not get excited for a reveal date in the imminent future. Toyota already has a few stokes in the fire with the joint Toyota-BMW sports car partnership and the rollout of the all-new Lexus RC and RC F coupes.
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When it does debut, pricing should reflect the original LFA’s MSRP at around $375,000, though figures north of that shouldn’t take anyone off guard. Lexus intended the original LFA to price in the $120,000 ballpark, but as more technology and features were added during development – the price grew, substantially.
The Lexus LF-LC concept, revealed at the 2012 Detroit auto show, has yet to find a production date and remains the crowd favorite as a potential LFA successor. Think it can take-up the reins of the LFA? Templin commented, “I won’t tell you yes, and I won’t tell you no.” Hmm…
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