Well, another one bites the dust. Not exactly, but some may say that a supercar going hybrid might as well have completely lost their credibility as a lean ,mean fast-going machine, and it seems that the V10-powered LF-A is going to end up being one of them. Lexus is planning on bringing a plug-in hybrid version of the sports car as a direct response to Porsche’s 918 Spyder Hybrid supercar. In fact, the first prototypes have already been caught testing.
Compared to a standard Lexus LF-A, the mule caught testing has received bucket monofilament tail lamps, but is missing the spikes on the leading edge of the C-pillar. The side scoop and front fascia have also received some changes as they have been reworked, possibly to distinguish the hybrid from the standard LF-A. The hybrid system will also come with a complex system of batteries and sockets that will help reduce the vehicle’s fuel consumption.
This is all still speculation, of course, considering we have received no official statement stating that Lexus will be creating a hybrid version of the LF-A, but we wouldn’t be surprised considering the snowball effect hybrids are having these days. Let us know what you think after the jump.