Don’t tease us, Lexus!

The Lexus LFA burst onto the scene in 2010, shocking an industry that didn’t expect any car of this status to come out of Lexus and, by extension, Toyota. It only lasted two years in production because of a cap in volume — it was limited to just 500 units — but in that short period, the LFA was able to cement its legacy as one of the most fascinating supercars of its generation. Fast forward to 2018 and there are rumblings that Lexus is finally considering the possibility of developing a model that would serve as the successor of the almighty Lexus supercar.

Lexus is Warming Up to the Idea of an LF-A Successor Exterior
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Up until this point, the belief was that Lexus was not doing a follow-up to the LFA supercar

Well, this is a major development. Up until this point, the belief was that Lexus was not doing a follow-up to the LFA supercar. Back in 2016, Lexus Europe boss, Alain Uyttenhoven, hinted that a successor to the LFA wasn’t in the company’s immediate plans. "The LFA is an icon now and possibly always - we don’t need to replace it to keep that status,” he said. “It is a car we can reference for another 25 years if we choose. Its status is assured.”

Granted, a lot of things can change in the course of two years. That appears to be the case here because incessant public demand has made Lexus reconsider its earlier position regarding a potential successor to the supercar.

Lexus is Warming Up to the Idea of an LF-A Successor Exterior
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There’s no telling what the company’s decision-makers are talking about, but for what it’s worth, the idea that a successor to the LFA is “not a closed door” anymore is enough to get a lot of people excited, myself included.

Lexus Group Vice President and General Manager Jeff Bracken commented on the changing winds within Lexus telling Carbuzz at the Detroit Auto Show that discussions about an LFA successor are no longer open-shut cases. “I wouldn’t rule it out,” he said. “I think that when we hear so many emotional and a high number of requests for a follow-up to LFA, we certainly won’t ignore that. It’s not a closed door.”

For now, that’s all Lexus appears to be willing to divulge. There’s no telling what the company’s decision-makers are talking about, but for what it’s worth, the idea that a successor to the LFA is “not a closed door” anymore is enough to get a lot of people excited, myself included.

References

Lexus LFA

2011 Lexus LF-A
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Read our full review on the 2011 Lexus LFA.

2018 Lexus LC Structural Blue Edition Wallpaper quality Exterior
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The paint has 40 layers with 15 micrometer layers in between

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Source: CarBuzz

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