Is The Lexus LFA Successor Happening With Help From…BMW?!

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter There’s a logical reason why. Last winter we were told that Lexus had no immediate plans to develop a successor to its V10-powered LFA supercar. That was then and plans change. According to Australian publication Motoring, an inside source claims that that BMW-Toyota partnership is apparently expanding. Both see the need for a new supercar but want to avoid the massive expense involved. The solution is obvious. Toyota/Lexus simply want a new supercar that carry on the LFA tradition of awesomeness.

Is The Lexus LFA Successor Happening With Help From…BMW?!

BMW, on the other hand, is tired of Audi having something that it doesn’t: a mid-engined supercar, like the R8. Supposedly, both automakers “have jointly built a prototype in a mid-engined layout with full-time AWD.” The next LFA could get a similar powertrain to what’s found in the new Acura NSX; a gasoline engine paired to electric motors. Only that engine could be a detuned version of its Le Mans TS040 race car’s 3.7-liter V8. Total combined output could potentially hit 1,000 hp. As for the BMW, a bespoke M-developed straight-six twin-turbo with plug-in hybrid tech provided by Toyota is being tested. If this is all true, when will the cars debut? The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Is The Lexus LFA Successor Happening With Help From…BMW?!

Is The Lexus LFA Successor Happening With Help From…BMW?!

Is The Lexus LFA Successor Happening With Help From…BMW?!

Is The Lexus LFA Successor Happening With Help From…BMW?!

Is The Lexus LFA Successor Happening With Help From…BMW?!

Is The Lexus LFA Successor Happening With Help From…BMW?!

Is The Lexus LFA Successor Happening With Help From…BMW?!

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