Lexus LFA successor may include a twin-turbo V8 motor

Lexus Electrified Sport idea would spawn out an ICE automobile alongside a pure EV.

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01 Aug 2022, 08:29 AM

Lexus Electrified Sports concept is expected to be a key model in the Toyota group's EV product offensive.
Lexus Electrified Sports activities idea is predicted to be a key mannequin within the Toyota group’s EV product offensive.

Keep in mind Lexus Electrified Sport Idea, a smooth sports activities coupe idea automobile unveiled by the Japanese luxurious automobile model late final yr? Whereas it’s presupposed to spawn out an all-electric halo mannequin that can succeed the legendary LFA, a Japanese journal known as Magazine-X stories that there can be an inside combustion engine powered variant as properly, which can get energy from a twin-turbocharged V8 motor. Whereas it’s not very stunning to see an ICE variant of the halo automobile, the thrilling half is the engine.

(In pics: Lexus LFA successor electrical supercar guarantees greater than 700 km vary)

The engine will likely be sourced from the LC500. Lexus unveiled an endurance race automobile primarily based on LC500 meant for twenty-four Hours of Nurburgring in 2018. In 2019, the automobile was fitted with the mentioned engine because it was meant to turn into the testbed for future manufacturing fashions. Nevertheless, the undertaking was ultimately shelved. Now, the identical engine is reportedly set to make its method into the upcoming halo automobile.

Nevertheless, there’s confusion as properly. Earlier this yr, it was revealed that Toyota would ditch the V8 motors in favour of V6. Now, if the automaker has to provide a V8-powered LFA successor alongside an all-electric model, there needs to be some monetary sense. Curiously, Toyota Tundra and Sequoia have already ditched their V8 engines in favour of V6 energy mills.

Additionally, the automaker has to change the platform of the automobile because it was purely constructed for an electrical powertrain, to not accommodate a mammoth combustion engine. Above that, it’s not a mass market product that can make sense financially. Nevertheless, Toyota is predicted to make issues official subsequent month.

First Revealed Date: 01 Aug 2022, 08:25 AM IST

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