Is Lexus Preparing the Return of the LFA?
The automotive world is full of rumours, and it’s always wise to keep a skeptical eye when new ones pop up. Consider yourselves warned, then, about new information coming from Japan pointing to a second Lexus LFA being in the works.
An exclusive report by Best Cars magazine claims that the Lexus “super sports car” is coming, and that it will get a plug-in hybrid configuration based around a front mid-engine configuration (placing the engine behind the front axle), with a carbon-fibre body. The gas engine be a twin-turbocharged 4.0L V8 generating about 937 hp.
The model, if it actually sees the light of day, would debut in 2025.
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The LFA was offered from 2010 to 2012, and was powered by a 4.8L V10 delivering 552 hp, but just as importantly, a drool-inducing sound. The model was met with some criticism at the time, but the collector's market has been rather kind to it in recent years. This pas summer, a model sold for $819,000 USD at auction during Pebble Beach's Car Week, more than double what was paid for it 10 years ago.Read more