Lexus LFA Electric Successor Gets Walkaround Treatment

It was mid-December 2021 when Lexus surprised us with the Electrified Sport, touted as “the next-generation battery EV sports car that inherits the driving flavor, or secret sauce, of performance developed through LFA development.” It wasn’t until June this year. , the stunning concept received its public debut at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​in the UK. A production version will follow, eventually.

Meanwhile, the swoopy coupe will make its first appearance in the US at The Quail. However, popular YouTubers Blonde supercar has had the opportunity to get up close and personal with Electrified Sport at a warehouse in Los Angeles. Featuring completely darkened windows to hide the interior, the EV LFA replacement is stunning and has some design cues that hark back to a naturally aspirated V10 engine.

Since the production version isn’t coming any time soon, Lexus has been tight-lipped about the car’s technical specifications. Toyota’s luxury division did say it would have a maximum range of over 700 kilometers (435 miles), but the test cycle wasn’t specified, so the numbers are very likely based on the Japanese JC08.

We know the performance engine is being engineered to support solid-state batteries, which will initially be fitted to Toyota hybrids in 2025. Lexus has promised the next production version of the Electrified Sport will do 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than two hours. second. It did not specify whether the car would have a single motor, rear-wheel drive setup or a dual motor, AWD setup.

The walkaround video has us hoping the changes implemented on the road to production can be kept to a minimum. It rode centerlock wheels measuring 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the rear and had a much more sloping roofline compared to the previous LFA. While its predecessor had a six-speed, single-clutch automatic manual gearbox with paddle shifters, the EV could allow drivers to paddle their own gear via a simulated manual transmission.

There’s still a lot we don’t know about the Electrified Sport or whatever it’s called in production form, but we’re excited that Lexus is working on a follow-up to the LFA.

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