Lexus electric sports car: new pictures of LFA successor released

New pictures have been released of a fully electric Lexus sports car in the mould of the LC and LFA coupes, which will go on sale by the end of the decade

Lexus electric sports car concept

Lexus has released new concept images of a future electric sports car, which it plans to put on sale at some point between now and 2030.

First seen as part of a line-up of future electric Lexus models revealed in December 2021, the as-yet-unnamed model will, according to its manufacturer, "revive the spirit of the iconic Lexus LFA" – the brand's limited-run, ultra-expensive, V10 petrol-powered supercar that was built from 2010 to 2012.

Depending on its price point, the new electric model could also serve as a replacement of sorts for the hybrid Lexus LC. That sports coupe is unlikely to be directly replaced, especially in Europe, where Lexus has pledged to become an electric-only brand by 2030.

Exact performance and range figures for the new sports car haven't been finalised, but Lexus says it'll sport the "bold proportions and low ride height required for a high-performance sports car". It goes on to suggest a 0-62mph time "in the low two-second range" and a driving range of over 430 miles on a charge, thanks to the possible use of solid-state batteries.

In the meantime, the first of a the new wave of electric Lexus models to arrive will be the RZ 450e SUV, a sister model to the Toyota bZ4X and Subaru Solterra. Lexus currently offers the UX 300e compact electric SUV, adapted from the hybrid-engined UX 250h.

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