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The V10-powered Lexus LFA of yesteryear is widely regarded as one of the greatest supercars of all time, and now Japan’s premium brand has finally confirmed a successor – albeit a spiritual one.
The so-called Lexus Electrified Sport concept previews a future production two-seat coupe that “inherits the driving taste, or the secret sauce, of the performance cultivated via the development of the LFA”, according to Toyota president Akio Toyoda.
Lexus chief branding officer Koji Sato added: “With bold proportions and low ride height essential to a sports car, it will showcase the unique driving performance of a Lexus and become a model that symbolises the future of the brand.
“Acceleration time will be in the low two-second range, cruising range over 700km, and with the possible use of solid-state batteries in mind, we will aim to create a truly high-performance battery EV.”
Needless to say, the LFA’s spiritual successor sounds pretty exciting, but it’s not the only Lexus EV that’s on the way, as the carmaker’s first dedicated zero-emissions model will be the RZ mid-size SUV that’s expected to be related to the Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Solterra.
As part of the announcement, the RZ’s previously teased exterior design was revealed, while its first variant, the RZ450e, was confirmed.
A full unveiling is set to take place next year alongside the release of specifications.
Meanwhile, other Lexus EV concepts shown include the Lexus Electrified SUV, an RX-style large SUV with three rows, and the Lexus Electrified Sedan, a mid-size sedan that could hint at the future of the IS series.
So, why the big EV push? Well, Lexus is aiming to have EVs in all its segments by 2030, at which point 100 per cent of its sales in Europe, North America and China will be zero-emissions vehicles, with Australia and all other markets to follow by 2035.