Lexus Electrified Sport concept will be an all-electric LFA successor
The Lexus supercar concept receives its public debut at SEMA 2022
The concept was first revealed late last year as part of sister brand Toyota’s 11-strong line up of EVs destined to join the two firm’s respective model ranges before 2030. Lexus describes the Electrified Sport concept 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.”
Toyota’s CEO Akio Toyoda said he wants this to be a “sports battery EV” concept and outlined that the model has a target 0-62mph time “in the low two-second range.” The Electrified Sport should provide close competition to the Tesla Roadster, Lotus Evija and the upcoming Piech GT.
Toyoda previously said that “with both proportions and low ride height essential to a sports car, it will showcase the unique driving performance of a Lexus”, and confirmed that the cruising range would be over 700km (more than 435 miles), with solid-state batteries a possibility for the new model.
“We will extend the driving taste refined this way to other models as we evolve Lexus into a brand centred on battery EVs. We can position batteries and electric motors to bring more freedom. It will allow us to be more attuned to our customers, different regions and different lifestyles,” Toyoda added. The Electrified Sport concept features many styling cues often associated with Lexus, such as its long bonnet and short but stylised rear. It is unknown at this stage how similar the final product will look, but these concept images give us a pretty good indication of what we can expect.
Technical details and specs for the LFA’s all-electric successor are yet to be officially announced by Lexus.
Alongside a production-ready version of the brand’s previously confirmed RZ electric SUV, Lexus showcased another large SUV concept, as well as a smaller, sleeker saloon with a heavily tapering roofline.