AutoCar lately sat down with Lexus and sadly learned that a successor to the LF-A won’t happen for a whilst. So for now, those wanting the ultimate Lexus will likely have to look at the not-so-poor-but-actually-quite-hot LC500 coupe.
This fully makes sense thinking about the LF-A was sort of a homage to motorsports homologation, and supercar engineering excess exactly where Lexus literally lost cash on each and every auto it built and sold, aside from the LF-A’s astronomical price of $ 375,000.
That’s simply because the LF-A was engineered, or more than-engineered in many a lot of numerous excellent and fabulous ways. It was a technological feature and showcase for Lexus, and its assistance was extremely bolstered with the fact that Jeremy Clarkson loved it, and he in no way loves Lexuses, or many cars for that matter.
But engineering workout routines clearly don’t pay the bills in the quick or near-long term and the LF-A only pays off with what the bean counters can extract by inspiration from the LFA, each in engineering and design and style. So that’s why it tends to make sense that Lexus doesn’t have an interest in generating a successor to the LF-A, for the time getting.
“It is possible that we will one particular day generate another supercar, but in my view a super-higher-end machine is not what we need right now,” Lexus’ head of Europe shared with AutoCar.
– By: Chris Chin