Lexus LFA Replacement Is Our Next Hypercar Obsession
Club Lexus dreams up a natural successor for the Lexus LFA. Now we just need them to build it!
It’s a universally accepted fact that the Lexus LFA is one of the greatest supercars ever built — and one of the most surprising. After all, the exciting hypercar literally came out of left field, from an automaker long associated with building high quality yet ho-hum luxury automobiles. With a screaming little 4.8 liter V10, the LFA was quite simply one of the most unorthodox yet brilliant cars to come about in recent history.
But just as quickly as the LFA came roaring into our lives, it was gone. Only 500 of these ultimate Lexus vehicles were produced between 2010 and 2012. Which means few have experienced the aural delight of its Formula One-esque powertrain, at least in the flesh, nor its uniquely-Japanese take on what a supercar should look like. And that, friends, is a crying shame.
So, let us propose to you (and Lexus) a rebirth of one of the most insane cars ever built: the Lexus LFX. A car that simultaneously captures the essence of the original Lexus hypercar, yet with the automaker’s current design language intact. Fans of the brand would immediately recognize the LFX for what it is. And those less familiar would find themselves more than a little curious.
Perhaps more importantly than design, however, is the soul of the beast. We’d like to imagine that Lexus would ignore what everyone else is doing and pass on sourcing a twin turbo V6 for the LFX. After all, the quick revving, lightweight, howling V10 is what hooked us all in the first place. It’s been five long years since we got to experience a Lexus that made the hairs on our neck stand at attention. And we say it’s time to do it again.