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Old 12-14-2021, 05:55 AM   #1
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Lexus reveals EV supercar concept as LFA successor


Lexus is developing an all-electric supercar to serve as a spiritual successor to the LFA, which will launch by 2030.

Shown in concept form as part of the shock unveiling of 15 new Toyota and Lexus EV concepts, the new model will be one of the electric cars launched by Lexus as it ramps up to phasing out combustion. It will offer an EV in all segments by 2030, by which point it will only sell electric cars in Europe, North America and China, and five years later will end ICE car sales altogether.

The concept is described as "a battery-EV sports car which inherits the driving taste, or the 'secret sauce', of the performance cultivated via the development of the LFA". Experience gained from developing this car will extend to other future Lexus EVs as part of a drive to emphasise the brand's dynamic focus.

"The endless pursuit of the Lexus Driving Signature will move to the next stage through development of the new Sports Battery EV," said Lexus's chief branding officer Koji Sato. It will be a model, he said, which "symbolises the future of the brand".

Lexus is targeting a 0-62mph time in "the low two second range" and a range of more than 435 miles. The supercar concept has been earmarked as a possible early recipient of solid state batteries, which parent company Toyota recently revealed plans to install in production EVs from the middle of the decade.
Before that, however, the firm will deploy solid state batteries first in hybrid cars, which will allow it to "test and evaluate the technology" before rolling it out to pure-electric equivalents.

The concept bears minimal resemblance to any Lexus model currently on sale, with a long bonnet (despite its lack of an engine) lending itself to a distinctive cab-rear silhouette. It's clearly a hardcore proposition, with low-profile tyres, a prominent aero package, gaping air intakes and even a red tow strap at the front which hints at its intended track use billing.

Lexus will officially reveal its first bespoke EV, the RZ crossover, in the coming months ahead of a market launch before mid-2022. The SUV was shown alongside the supercar in near-production-ready form.
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Old 12-14-2021, 12:14 PM   #2
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Due in 2030

Looks at Calendar.

Looks at Toyota.

That is a pretty aggressive schedule for you guys.

The LFA's single greatest calling card was its sound. Good luck.
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They'll chicken out and make it a hybrid because hybrid is what they know how to do.

Looks nice though.
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Old 12-14-2021, 01:12 PM   #4
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This and the MR2 concept behind it look great to me, I also liked the Supra styling; either I'm old, or Lexus/Toyota have been nailing it in the styling department for a while now. I guess it could be a combination of both...
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Old 12-14-2021, 01:40 PM   #5
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Due in 2030
That's a bit optimistic. Don't forget about the inevitable 2035 complete redesign that will add another 5-7 years of development.
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Another cool car I won't buy.

I want to know more about this:

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They'll chicken out and make it a hybrid because hybrid is what they know how to do.

Looks nice though.
Nothing wrong with a hybrid. The charge station situation in the US is a joke and pure EV is going to have a very hard time penetrating rural markets until chargers are more plentiful, not to mention that the idea of replacing a ~5 minute fuel fill with a ~2-hr charge (full capacity to full capacity) just doesn't make sense for people who have to drive 50-100 miles one-way just to get groceries.
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So they plan on releasing a series of bZ models starting with the bZ4x, but what is going to happen to all the legacy names (Camry, Corolla, RAV4, etc.). If they plan on being done with ICE by 2035, are the bZ vehicles have a short lifespan or will they dissolve the classic nameplates?

How many of these models end up being Subarus?
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No Lexus 2054, no care.
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