Lexus plans to release LFA successor

Lexus plans to release LFA successor

August 29, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The Japanese company was thinking about creating a new sports car.

Two in 2018 and three in 2019 are how many LFAs Lexus sold in North America. Production of the V10 supercar ended at the end of 2012 after 500 units, and yet Toyota’s luxury brand is still selling “brand new” models. While there are no immediate plans for a direct replacement, at least we now know that Lexus is open to the idea of ​​introducing another flagship performance model.

For obvious reasons, the company is concerned about the possible lack of demand for the new LFA model, given that people were in no hurry with local Lexus dealers to place an order for a two-seat rear-wheel drive coupe. When it first went on sale in the United States back in 2010, the LFA had an impressive MSRP of $ 375,000. The fact that almost ten years have passed since the launch of the car, and Lexus continues to sell the LFA, indicates that, despite rave reviews, it simply did not have commercial success. Therefore, Lexus is concerned that this could happen again with its successor.

Before you get too excited, what you see in the images above is not a partially masked next-generation LFA prototype with noticeably wider wings, but actually a test bench for racing tires based on the information we received in October 2018 from our spies.