The Lexus LFA supercar was a short lived, limited to 500 examples two year project with each model costing in excess of $375,000. Production ended in 2012 however building a successor didn’t end after the cash was taken from clients and the profit margins calculated.
Lexus haven’t confirmed the exact specification of the LFA replacement but its expected to be a meaner, hybrid hypercar.
Lexus took their time over developing the LFA, 10 years in fact, and the LFA finally gave the Lexus brand what it wanted an in your face rival to match the horsepower demon’s created by Mercedes AMG, Porsche and Ferrari.
For now Lexus is playing catch up in the US luxury car market, recent form suggests that it is becoming a three brand race again with BMW and Mercedes in sight, updated and re-designed versions of the IS and GX SUV have helped narrow the gap.
The all new Lexus NX SUV will be the first model in to get a turbo charged engine and the RC and RC F sport coupes arrive in U.S. dealerships by November. Lexus is targeting 550,000 deliveries worldwide this year, up from last year’s record 523,000 units. Half of those sales were recorded in the US where deliveries rose 12% 273,847 vehicles.