Lexus LFA successor planned once more, to be developed with BMW

Lexus LFA successor planned once more, to be developed with BMW image

A successor for the iconic Lexus LFA is said to be planned as this is believed to be jointly developed with BMW.

Reports on Lexus planning a successor of the LFA have been around for a few years now and the most recent one has been signed by Motoring. According to our source, a prototype of the supercar has been already created and this is bringing a rear mid-engine and all-wheel drive layout. The vehicle in question is also said to get an aluminum space frame and a carbon fiber tub.

The model will be jointly developed with BMW but Toyota and the German based automaker will be eventually offering two supercars. Despite them sharing the same architecture, the BMW one is believed to be a plug-in hybrid with a six-cylinder twin turbo bespoke powerplant, developed by BMW M GmbH while the Lexus will get front electric motors and a 3.7 liter V8 engine from the TS040 race car, which will be detuned. This will be allowing the successor of the LFA to get approximately 800 HP (596 kW).

The two vehicles are believed to be unveiled in five years’ time, for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. In the meantime we will remind you that the LFA has been put together between 2010 and 2012 and it was offered in a two-door coupe body style, with a front mid-engine and rear-wheel drive layout. The Japanese exotic vehicle came with a 4.8 liter V10 engine rated at 560 HP (412 kW) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque, enough for a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint made in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 326 km/h (203 mph).

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