Lexus’ electrified sport is a spiritual EV successor to the LFA

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Lexus unveiled its Electrified Sport concept at Britain’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, which the automaker says “captures the spirit of the legendary Lexus LFA.” It’s the concept’s first public appearance outside of Japan, after we first saw it last December as part of a virtual presentation of 16 electrified Toyota and Lexus vehicles by Toyota Chairman Akio. Toyoda.

If it Is going into production, one would expect it to be as rare as the LFA was. Only 500 examples of this V10-powered car were hand-built between December 2010 and December 2012, some with a factory-fitted package so their owners could take them to the track. The LFA retailed for approximately US$375,000.

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Lexus has not outlined any concrete plans for the concept to enter production, saying only that it is “the company’s vision for a future all-electric high-performance sports car” and that “with the bold proportions essential features and the low ride height of a sports car, it symbolizes the future of the Lexus brand.

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But Lexus did tip its hat, saying the concept should accelerate from zero to 100 km/h in the “low two-second range” and will have a range of over 692 kilometres. Lexus also said that to achieve high performance, a production model “may use new solid-state battery technology.”

The concept was part of a larger display of Lexus electric vehicles at Goodwood, including the UX 300e compact SUV, already on sale in Europe and its first all-electric production vehicle there; and the RZ 450e, which is expected to go on sale in Canada later in 2022.

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