Report – Rumors start swirling about a possible Lexus LFA successor image
We’ve been waiting this for quite some time and here it is – the rumor mill has allegedly caught wind of a second generation Lexus LFA supercar that is being developed.
The report comes from way over in Japan and comes to finally dispute Lexus and Toyota executives that claimed the LFA would remain unique for the foreseeable future. That could change – for the benefit of everyone – if the report about a second generation LFA pans out. The folks over at Japanese website Response claim Lexus is back in the lab and is brewing another LFA that might be featured in the “near” future at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. Apparently the supercar would deploy hybridized 3.7-liter V8 engine with a hulking 800 horsepower (588 kilowatts). We’re unsure if Yamaha will again have a go at helping them but if the report is true the power bump would be of 240 hp even though it had to slash two cylinders from the original’s elegant V10 configuration.
With displacement also down by 1.1 liters from the ten-cylinder’s 4.8 liters to the eight-cylinder’s 3.7 liters the fuel economy should be way better – though nobody else but the regulators would care about that when talking about the LFA. We should all take this rumor with a pinch of salt as Alain Uyttenhoven, head of Lexus Europe, recently talked to a British publication and said “it is possible that we will one day create another supercar,” meaning they are only considering it for the time being – not actively developing it. If the report indeed pans out, maybe next year or in 2018 we’ll get treated to a concept.