Lexus LFA successor due in 2025 - report

Lexus' limited-production supercar may return, with a new model reportedly launching in 2025 packing an electrified twin-turbo V8.

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The Lexus LFA supercar may be returning.

BestCarWeb reports a second-generation model could be introduced in 2025, or 13 years after production of the first-generation model ended.

Like the first model, it’ll be a two-seater, however Lexus is reportedly making it a fixture in its model line-up instead of a limited-production vehicle.

Instead of that car’s fiery V10 engine, the new LFA could use Lexus’ upcoming twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine.

BestCarWeb suggests this new twin-turbo V8 will be used in rumoured upcoming models like the LS F, LC F, and a new flagship SUV.

In the new LFA, it’ll reportedly be tuned to produce between 515 and 530kW of power and will be mounted front-midship, with a rear transaxle and a dry sump system like the first LFA.

Some degree of electrification will also be employed, though it’s unclear if this would be a mild- or plug-in hybrid set-up.

Lexus could look to Aston Martin for inspiration. The British brand’s new mid-engined Valhalla mates a twin-turbo 4.0-litre petrol V8 with 550kW of power to front and rear electric motors, for peak combined power and torque figures of 700kW and 1000Nm.

While 65 per cent of the first LFA’s construction consists of carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP), the new LFA would likely make greater use of aluminium in addition to CFRP as it’ll be produced in greater numbers.

BestCarWeb predicts the LFA II will weigh 1550kg and measure 4600mm long and 1950mm wide on a 2700mm wheelbase.

The Japanese outlet also suggests Lexus will develop GT3 racing vehicles at the same time.

One of the few supercars to come out of Japan, just 500 examples of the first LFA were produced between 2010 and 2012.

Each packed a 4.8-litre V10 developed with Yamaha and mounted front-midship, which produced 412kW of power and 480Nm of torque.

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William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel (remember that?), briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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