Ever since Lexus pulled the plug on the LFA in 2012, there have been several reports regarding a possible successor.
The latest one comes courtesy of CarBuzz, which quotes the brand’s VP and General Manager Jeff Bracken, who spoke about this issue during the 2018 Detroit Auto Show, and hints that the Japanese automaker might eventually make a new supercar.
“We need more halo representation. We hear often from our dealers if we can have an LFA follow-up. So you never know”, said Bracken. “I think that when we hear so many emotional and a high number of requests for a follow-up to LFA, we certainly won’t ignore that. It’s not a closed door.”
Lexus’ global President Yoshihiro Sawa shares that idea as well, but that’s all for now, as we have no info whatsoever concerning such a model.
In the meantime, Lexus continues its SUV push with an entirely new concept that debuted in Motor City earlier this week, called LF-1 Limitless, with a futuristic front-end design and an undisclosed powertrain.
Lexus’ parent company, Toyota, on the other hand, is testing the waters with the Gazoo Racing GR Super Sport hybrid hypercar. The study was shown at the Tokyo Auto Salon and combines a Toyota Hybrid System with a 2.4-liter twin-turbo V6 for a total output of 1,000PS (986hp).