Lexus’ LFA Successor Is a New Electric Sports Car With Over 700km Range

Lexus’ LFA Successor Is a New Electric Sports Car With Over 700km Range

  • Lexus, Toyota's luxury car division, has released new images of its battery-electric (BEV) sports car and it looks strikingly similar to the now discontinued LFA sports car
  • Lexus boasts the new sports car, called Sport in concept form, will reach 100km/h from standstill in under 2,5 seconds and will have over 700km of cruising range
  • Lexus' parent company showed off a full line-up of BEV cars in December 2021, signalling the company's intent to offer customers alternatives as the motoring world embraces a move away from the combustion engine

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Lexus, the luxury car division of Toyota, has released more images of its first battery-electric (BEV) sports car first seen as part of Toyota's BEV line-up shown to the world in December 2021.

The new sports model will be part of a full line-up of battery EVs Lexus will launch by 2030 under its Electrified brand vision and the numbers make for interesting reading. Zero to 100km/h acceleration for the concept will be in the low two-second range and the cruising distance will exceed 700km, thanks to the possible use of solid-state batteries, Lexus says.

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Lexus' new electric sports car is a looker and Toyota promises over 700km range
Lexus will build a battery-electric sports car that stands in the footsteps of its now-defunct LFA. Image: Motorpress
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Called Sport in its concept form, the BEV sports car carries on from the brand's iconic LFA sports car that was powered by a naturally-aspirated V10 engine. According to MotorPress, the sports car will also deliver the rewards of the Lexus Driving Signature.

The luxury car company said:

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“We will deliver a unique electrified Lexus that combines linear motor acceleration/deceleration, brake feeling and exhilarating handling to further pursue the joy of driving. In particular, we believe that the Battery EV will become the future symbol of Lexus as a model that most clearly expresses the evolution of the automobile brought about by electrification.”

The BEV line-up consists of three models, namely the BEV Sport which has dynamic proportions and sleek lines and is spawned from the development of the LFA.

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Lexus' first electric vehicle, the RZ 450e, is an SUV built from the ground up and lastly, the Sedan Carousel is the brand's electrified sedan.

Lexus’ LFA Successor Is a New Electric Sports Car With Over 700km Range
The next two-door Lexus sports car will have over 700km from its batteries. Image: Motorpress
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This is how much the new Volkswagen Polo 85kW DSG costs in Mzansi

Volkswagen South Africa released pricing for its DSG models featuring the 85kW 1,0-litre engine, Briefly News reported.

The updated Polo has already sold close to 1500 units in its first month with the 1.0 TSI 85kW DSG derivatives available from dealers from late February.

For 2022, Volkswagen has given the popular hatchback a spruced up exterior and added significant standard features to its Life 1.0 TSI 85kW DSG model. For R370 000 the derivative features a digital dash interface, park distance control (front and rear), electric folding mirrors, lumbar support for the driver and front passenger and a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with shift paddles.

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